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Storm puts brakes on skid with win over Flint

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm put an end to their three-game losing streak as they downed the Flint Firebirds 5-3 in Ontario Hockey League play Friday at the Sleeman Centre.

The Storm never trailed in the match. They scored the first two goals of the game before the teams alternated scoring the remainder of the way.

Guelph scored the lone goal of the first period and led 2-1 after the second.

Assists were rare in the game as the Storm had three unassisted goals and Flint had one.

Brody Crane scored a pair of goals for Guelph while singletons were added by Michael Buchinger, Max Namestnikov and Braeden Bowman. Rylan Singh had two assists and Jake Karabela had one.

Coulson Pitre was involved in all three goals for Flint as he scored two of them and assisted on the other goal which was scored by Oliver Peer. Nolan Dann had two assists.

The Storm outshot the Firebirds 25-22 and went 1-for-7 on their power play while Flint went 1-for-6.

Damian Slavik had 19 saves for Guelph while Nathan Day had 20 for Flint.

The Storm are fifth in the Western Conference at 24-16-2-1 while Flint is eighth at 17-22-2-1.

Kitchener Rangers lead at 30-12-2-0 while Soo Greyhounds are second at 28-12-2-1 as they’re the West Division leaders. London Knights are third at 30-11-0-1 and Saginaw Spirit fourth at 27-12-0-1. Erie Otters are sixth at 20-17-4-0, Owen Sound Attack seventh at 20-19-2-1, Sarnia Sting ninth at 16-25-2-0 and Windsor Spitfires 10th at 13-23-3-1.

After playing four games in eight days, the Storm gets until next Friday to prepare for their next league outing when they’re to host Sarnia at the Sleeman Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal