Storm play Kitchener again and are defeated again
KITCHENER – The Guelph Storm were held scoreless until the third period as they were handed a 4-2 setback by the Kitchener Rangers in Ontario Hockey League play Tuesday night at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.
The loss was the third of the season to the Rangers with one of the losses coming in overtime. It was also Guelph’s second consecutive loss.
Kitchener 4 Guelph Storm 2
The Rangers have played one opponent other than the Storm and they won that one, too, a 5-1 win at home over the Sarnia Sting last Friday.
Kitchener scored twice in each of the first two periods Tuesday.
Cam Allen and Matthew Papais had a goal apiece for the Storm while assists went to Sasha Pastujov and Michael Buchinger.
Mitchell Martin had two goals and an assist for Kitchener while Mike Petizian and Roman Schmidt also scored. Andrew LeBlanc assisted on two of the goals while single assists were given to Matthew Sop, Arber Xhekaj, Carson Rehkopf, Joseph Serpa and Declan McDonnell.
The Storm outshot the Rangers 23-21 and went 1-for-3 on their power play while Kitchener was scoreless on three power plays. The Storm also won 38 of the 62 faceoffs in the game.
Owen Bennett took the loss in the Guelph net while Jackson Parsons had the win for Kitchener.
London Knights lead the Western Conference at 5-0-0-0 while Kitchener is second at 4-0-0-0. The Storm is tied for sixth at 1-3-1-0.
The Storm is to play the Sting (1-1-2-0) at Sarnia Friday at 7:05 p.m. and host the Rangers Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre. They’re also to play at Kitchener Nov. 2 and then not face the Rangers again until Jan. 2.
- Guelph Sports Journal