Storm left behind by Owen Sound’s fast start
OWEN SOUND – The Guelph Storm fell too far behind to recover as they were defeated 7-5 by the Owen Sound Attack Saturday night at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.
The Storm yielded three goals in the first four and a half minutes of the game and trailed 7-1 midway through the game before narrowing the gap.
It’s the second time this season that the Storm has given up seven goals. They were defeated 7-1 by the Soo Greyhounds at the Sleeman Centre Oct. 11.
Eric Uba had a pair of goals for the Storm Saturday while Matthew Papais, Jacob Roach and Keegan Stevenson each had a single goal. Pavel Gogolev extended his point-scoring streak to 11 games with two assists while Zack Terry also had a pair of assists and Cam Hillis, Daniil Chayka, Luka Profaca, Jacob Maillet and Fedor Gordeev had one each.
Kaleb Pearson connected for two goals for Owen Sound while singletons were netted by Joshua Samanski, Brady Lyle, Igor Chibrikov, Sergey Popov and Carter Robertson. Popov, Kaleb Lawrence, Deni Goure and former Storm Barret Kirwin each had two assists while Lyle, Matthew Struthers, Griffin Wilson and former Storm Mark Woolley had one each.
The Storm trailed 6-1 at the end of the first period despite outshooting the Attack 19-12. Guelph outshot Owen Sound 35-25 in the game and both teams went 2-for-3 on their power plays.
Owen Bennett had 18 saves in the game in the Storm net while Nick Chenard had 30 for Owen Sound.
The Storm leads the tight Midwest Division at 22-9-1-4 while Owen Sound is fifth at 17-15-3-2. The London Knights are second at 23-12-1-1, Kitchener Rangers third at 21-11-3-2 and Erie Otters fourth at 16-13-2-6.
The loss knocked the Storm out of first place in the Western Conference. They’re second behind the Windsor Spitfires (23-8-4-0).
The Storm are to complete their three-in-three weekend by hosting Kitchener Sunday at the Sleeman Centre. Game time is 2 p.m.
Attack 7 Storm 5
Owen Sound 6-1-0–7
- Guelph Sports Journal