Storm roars back to upend Petes after disastrous start

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm kept the Peterborough Petes scoreless after the first minute and a half of the game as they roared back for a 5-2 victory in Ontario Hockey League play Friday night at the Sleeman Centre.

A pair of goals 10 seconds apart gave Peterborough a two-goal advantage before the game was 90 seconds old.

However, the Storm had the game tied by the end of the opening period and completed the scoring with three goals in a span of seven minutes and one second in the second half of the second period. The third period was scoreless.

Pavel Gogolev and Cam Hillis collected two goals and two assists apiece for the Storm while Cedric Ralph scored the other goal. Eric Uba assisted on three of the goals while Jacob Roach and Josh Wainman each had one assist.

Cameron Butler and Tucker Robertson each had a goal for Peterborough while assists were awarded to J.R. Avon, Keegan McMullen and David Maier.

The Storm outshot the Petes 36-31 and neither team had a power-play goal, the Petes on one power play and the Storm on two.

Guelph also had a 41-26 advantage in faceoffs won.

Owen Bennett had 29 saves to get the win in the Storm net while Tye Austin had 31 saves for the Petes.

Guelph continues to lead the Western Conference and West Division at 22-8-1-4 while Peterborough is second in the league, Eastern Conference and East Division at 25-10-2-1.

The game was the first of a three-in-three weekend for the Storm as they’re to play the Owen Sound Attack (16-13-2-6) at Owen Sound’s Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and host the Kitchener Rangers (21-11-2-2) at the Sleeman Centre Sunday at 2 p.m.


Storm 5 Petes 2
Peterborough     2-0-0–2
Guelph                2-3-0–5
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