Storm score three in third to upend London
LONDON – The Guelph Storm struck for a trio of goals in the third period as they handed the London Knights a 3-1 setback in Ontario Hockey League play Tuesday at London’s Budweiser Gardens.
The Knights scored their goal in the first period while the Storm pulled even with a shorthanded goal seven and a half minutes into the third. Eric Uba gave the Storm the win with a pair of goals in the final 65 seconds of the game, the final one into an empty net.
Ben McFarlane scored the first goal for Guelph while Cedric Ralph and Keegan Stevenson each had one assist in the game.
Jonathan Gruden scored for London while Ryan Merkley and Liam Foudy each had an assist.
London outshot the Storm 38-27 although Guelph held a 21-8 advantage in shots on net in the third period. The Storm was scoreless on their lone power play while London went 1-for-3. The Knights also won 42 of the game’s 63 faceoffs.
Nico Daws had 37 saves to get the win in the Storm net while Brett Brochu had 34 saves for London.
The win lifts the Storm to 26-19-2-4, good for third in the Midwest Division. They’re two points up on the Owen Sound Attack (25-19-3-3) and five ahead of the Erie Otters (21-19-4-7). Kitchener Rangers lead the division at 33-12-5-2 while London is second at 34-14-1-1.
The Storm are to play three times on the Family Day weekend. They’re to host Owen Sound Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre, play the Flint Firebirds (32-17-1-1) at Flint’s Dort Federal Event Center Saturday at 7 p.m. and host the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (24-27-2-0) Monday at 2 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.
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- Guelph Sports Journal