Storm pull away in third period to clobber North Bay
GUELPH – The Guelph Storm erupted for five goals in the third period as they dumped the North Bay Battalion 9-3 in OHL play Friday night at the Sleeman Centre.
The Storm had led 2-1 at the end of the first period and 4-2 after the second.
Keegan Stevenson connected for a pair of goals for the Storm while single goals were added by Eric Uba, Jacob Roach, Cedric Ralph, Andrei Bakanov, Michael Bianconi, Cam Hillis and Marko Sikic. Hillis assisted on three of the goals while Ralph, Josh Wainman, Pavel Gogolev and Fedor Gordeev each had two assists. Single assists were given to Ty Collins, Danny Zhilkin, Roach, Jacob Maillet, Colin Campbell and Daniil Chayka.
Kyle Jackson, Luke Moncada and former Storm forward Mason Primeau scored for North Bay. James Mayotte, Primeau, Liam Arnsby, Paul Christopoulos, Jackson and Mitchell Russell each had one assist.
North Bay outshot the Storm 34-32 and went 1-for-2 on its power play while the Storm was scoreless on two power plays.
Nico Daws picked up the win in the Guelph net with 31 saves while North Bay netminder Joe Vrbetic took the loss with 23 saves.
The Storm moves to fourth in the Midwest Division at 5-4-1-2. They’re two points behind the division-leading Owen Sound Attack (7-3-0-1).
North Bay is fifth in the Central Division at 3-10-0-0.
The Storm are to host the Mississauga IceDogs at the Sleeman Centre Sunday at 2 p.m. Mississauga is fourth in the Central Division at 4-7-0-0.
Storm 9 Battalion 3
North Bay 1-1-1–3
- Guelph Sports Journal