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Storm nipped by Kitchener at Sleeman Centre

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm surrendered a pair of goals 66 seconds apart in the third period as they suffered their second consecutive loss to the Kitchener Rangers in Ontario Hockey League play Friday night at the Sleeman Centre.

That quick pair of goals helped Kitchener win 5-4. The Rangers had won 3-2 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium last Sunday.

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The visitors scored the lone goal of the first period Friday, but the Storm pulled even in the second period, ending the period in a 3-3 deadlock thanks to a pair of goals just over a minute and a half apart late in the period.

Ben McFarlane, Chase Coughlan, Brayden Guy and Sasha Pastujov scored for the Storm while assists went to Guy, Ryan McGuire, Cooper Walker, McFarlane and Valentin Zhugin.

Francesco Pinelli, Cameron Mercer, Mitchell Martin, Mike Petizian and Adam Zidlicky collected a goal apiece for Kitchener while Justin Nolet had three assists and Pinelli had two. Getting one assist apiece were Reid Valade, Andrew LeBlanc, Trent Swick, Roman Schmidt and Joseph Serpa.

The Storm outshot Kitchener 31-25 and went 1-for-2 on their power play while the Rangers were scoreless on their lone power play.

Jacob Oster was tagged with the loss in net for the Storm. He had 20 saves while Kitchener’s Pavel Cajan had 27.


  • Guelph Sports Journal