Storm rallies to down Sudbury for second straight win

SUDBURY – After spotting the Sudbury Wolves a two-goal lead in the first eight minutes of the game, the Guelph Storm came back for a 5-2 victory in Ontario Hockey League play Friday night at the Sudbury Community Arena.

Guelph’s comeback started with three goals in a span of 4:05 to grab a lead it wouldn’t relinquish with just over six minutes to go in the opening period.

The Storm added their other two goals in the second period to register their second consecutive win after their 10-game losing streak.

Pavel Gogolev struck for a pair of goals for the Storm while Jacob Roach, Daniil Chayka and Jacob Maillet added single goals. Cam Hillis assisted on two of the goals while single assists went to Cedric Ralph, Keegan Stevenson, Chayka, Martin Has, Gogolev, Ben McFarlane, Eric Uba and Fedor Gordeev.

Isaak Phillips and Owen Gilhula had the goals for Sudbury while Owen Robinson assisted on both goals and Jack Thompson had one assist.

Sudbury outshot the Storm 34-29 thanks to a 12-5 advantage in the scoreless third period. The Storm went 1-for-2 on their power play and held the Wolves scoreless on four power plays.

Nico Daws had 32 saves to get the win in the Storm net while Christian Purboo took the loss for Sudbury. He had six saves before being pulled in favour of Mitchell Weekes after the Storm’s third goal. Weeks finished with 18 saves.

The Storm is third in the Midwest Division at 24-18-1-4 while Sudbury leads the Central Division at 25-22-1-0.

Next up for the Storm is a home game Wednesday at the Sleeman Centre against the Erie Otters. The Otters are fifth in the Midwest Division at 20-17-3-6. Game time is 7 p.m.


Storm 5 Wolves 2
Guelph       3-2-0–5
Sudbury     2-0-0–2
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