Storm secure victory over Spitfires with three goals in third

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm struck for three goals in the third period as they doubled the Windsor Spitfires 6-3 in Ontario Hockey League play Friday night at the Sleeman Centre.

The third-period goals secured the win for the Storm in the game they never trailed. They scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the match to lead 2-0 at the end of the first period and they were up 3-2 at the end of the second.

Pavel Gogolev struck for a pair of goals for Guelph to give him five in two games this week. Clark Hiebert netted his first OHL goal while Keegan Stevenson, Andrei Bakanov and Jacob Roach also scored. Cam Hillis had two assists and Luka Profaca, Bakanov, Matthew Papais, Eric Uba, Danny Zhilkin, Josh Wainman and Hiebert each had one.

Daniel D’Amico, Egor Afanasyev and Tyler Angle each had a goal for Windsor while Louka Henault assisted on all three goals. Jean-Luc Foudy also had an assist.

The Storm were outshot 38-27 and were scoreless on two power plays while Windsor went 1-for-3 with a manpower advantage.

Owen Bennett had 35 saves to get the win in the Guelph net while Xavier Medina had 21 saves in the loss for Windsor.

Guelph remains atop the Midwest Division and the Western Conference with a 19-6-1-3 record. Windsor (16-7-4-0) is tied for second in the West Division and tied for fourth in the Western Conference.

The Storm are to host the Kitchener Rangers, third in the Midwest Division at 15-10-2-2 and winners of eight in a row, Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.

The locals are to complete their pre-Christmas scheduled Sunday with a game against the Oshawa Generals, third in the East Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference at 16-10-0-2, Sunday at 6:05 p.m. at Oshawa’s Tribute Communities Centre.

 

Storm 6 Spitfires 3
Windsor     0-2-1–3
Guelph      2-1-3–6
 
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