Storm pull away in third for ninth consecutive victory
KITCHENER – The Guelph Storm struck for three goals in the third period to secure a 5-1 victory over the Kitchener Rangers in Ontario Hockey League play Tuesday night at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.
The win was the ninth consecutive victory for the Storm.
The locals never trailed in the game as they scored the lone goal of the first period and led 2-1 after the second.
Pavel Gogolev struck for a goal and two assists for the Storm while the other goals were scored by Cam Hillis, Josh Wainman, Cedric Ralph and Keegan Stevenson. Daniil Chayka, Danny Zhilkin, Fedor Gordeev, Hillis and goaltender Nico Daws each had an assist.
Riley Damiani scored a power-play goal for Kitchener while Jonathan Yantsis and Greg Meireles picked up assists on the goal.
Kitchener outshot the Storm 31-25 and went 1-for-5 on its power play while the Storm went 1-for-2.
Daws collected the win with 30 saves while Lucas Pfeil had 20 saves for Kitchener.
The Storm lead the Midwest Division at 12-4-1-2 and are tied for first in the Western Conference with the Windsor Spitfires (12-3-3-0).
Kitchener (7-8-2-2) is fifth in the division and 10th in the conference.
The Storm are to host the Sarnia Sting (fourth in West Division at 10-10-0-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.
Storm 5 Rangers 1
- Guelph Sports Journal