Storm heads into break following loss to Oshawa

OSHAWA – The Guelph Storm will have plenty to think about during the Ontario Hockey League’s Christmas break after suffering their second one-sided loss in as many days.

Sunday, the Storm was dropped 6-1 by the Oshawa Generals at Oshawa’s Tribute Communities Centre. That came a day after a 7-1 loss to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Sleeman Centre.

The Storm will have 10 days away from league play before hosting the Peterborough Petes Dec. 28.

Sunday, the teams were tied 1-1 at the end of the first period before Oshawa took the lead with two goals 28 seconds apart early in the second. The Generals added their three third-period goals by the nine-minute mark of the period.

Givani Smith scored Guelph’s goal at 2:06 of the first, 16 seconds after Kenny Huether had opened the scoring for the hosts. Nate Schnarr assisted on Smith’s goal.

Huether and Domenico Commisso scored twice each for Oshawa while single goals were netted by Alex Di Carlo and Matt Brassard. Jack Studnicka assisted on three of the goals while Allan McShane had two assists and Riley Stillman, Nick Wong, Brendan Harrogate, William Ennis, Kyle MacLean and Commisso each had one.

The Generals outshot the Storm 37-28 and went 2-for-3 on their power play while the Storm was scoreless on four power plays.

Kyle Keyser picked up the win in the Oshawa net while Nico Daws took the loss for Guelph.

The loss by the Storm combined with a win by the London Knights dropped the Storm to third in the Midwest Division at 17-13-1-2. Kitchener Rangers (21-11-2-0) lead the division and the Knights are second at 18-14-2-0.

Oshawa is tied for fourth in the East Division with Peterborough. The Generals are at 15-17-2-0 and the Petes are at 15-17-1-1.

Game time Dec. 28 is 7 p.m.

The Storm will follow that game with a northern trip, playing the Greyhounds at Sault Ste. Marie Dec. 30 at 7:07 p.m. and the Wolves at Sudbury New Year’s Eve at 2 p.m.


Generals 6 Storm 1

First Period

1. Oshawa, Huether (Stillman, McShane), 1:50

2. Guelph, Smith (Schnarr), 2:06

Penalties: none.

Second Period

3. Oshawa, Di Carlo (Wong, Studnicka), 5:06

4. Oshawa, Commisso (Harrogate, Ennis), 5:34

Penalties: Ratcliffe Gue (roughing), Noel Osh (roughing), 1:10; Shoemaker Gue (tripping), 12:57.

Third Period

5. Oshawa, Huether (Studnicka, McShane), 1:05 pp

6. Oshawa, Commisso (MacLean), 3:17

7. Oshawa, Brassard (Studnicka, Commisso), 8:19 pp

Penalties: Schnarr Gue (interference on goaltender), 0:35; Poirier Gue (slashing), 7:29; Stillman Osh (hooking), 8:26; Bertuzzi Gue (roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct), Blacker Osh (roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 11:20; Di Carlo Osh (interference), 12:03; Rupoli Osh (interference), 15:58; Allen Osh (interference), 19:42.

Shots on Goal

Guelph         7-12-9–28

Oshawa     12-14-11–37

Goalies: Daws (L, 37 shots-31 saves), Guelph; Keyser (W, 28 shots-27 saves), Oshawa.

Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 0-4; Oshawa 2-3.

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