Storm secure playoff berth with win at Flint
FLINT, Mich. – The Guelph Storm struck for four goals in the third period as they locked up their place in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs with a 5-1 victory over the Flint Firebirds Saturday night at the Dort Financial Center.
The Storm never trailed in the game as Sasha Pastujov’s unassisted goal in the first period, the game’s only that wasn’t scored in the third, gave Guelph a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
Guelph Storm 5 Flint 1
Braeden Bowman, Valentin Zhugin, Brayden Guy and Matthew Poitras scored in the third period for the locals while Danny Zhilkin and Pastujov each had two assists. Getting one assist apiece were Cameron Supryka, Bowman, Cam Allen and Guy.
Brennan Othman scored for Flint early in the third with help from Sahil Panwar and Luca D’Amato.
Flint outshot the Storm 44-30 thanks to a 28-17 advantage after the first period.
Jacob Oster had 43 saves for the Storm while Luke Cavallin had 25 for the Firebirds.
Neither team managed a power-play goal as the Storm had two power plays during the game and Flint had four.
The Storm have seven games remaining on their regular-season schedule starting with a match against the Saginaw Spirit at Saginaw’s Dow Event Center Sunday night.
- Guelph Sports Journal