Storm shoots ahead early to keep Sarnia winless

SARNIA – The Guelph Storm struck for the first three goals of the game on their way to a 5-3 victory over the Sarnia Sting in Ontario Hockey League play Sunday at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena.

The Storm scored two of their goals in the first period and added their third early in the second before the Sting netted a pair later in the period.

Guelph’s game-winner by Pavel Gogolev came in the first minute of the third although Jacob Perreault tallied exactly two minutes later for Sarnia to cut the gap back to a single goal.

Eric Uba, Danny Zhilkin, Daniil Chayka and Keegan Stevenson scored the other goals for the Storm while Luka Profaca and Stevenson each had two assists. Clark Hiebert, Gogolev, Chayka, Josh Wainman and Uba each had one assist.

Sarnia’s other goals were scored by Sam Bitten and Ty Voit while assists went to Perreault, Anthony Tabak, Ryan Mast, Bitten and Brayden Guy.

The Storm outshot Sarnia 35-28, but were scoreless on their lone power play while the Sting went 1-for-2 on their power play. Sarnia also won 39 of the 63 faceoffs in the game.

Guelph is tied for fourth in the Midwest Division at 2-1-1-1. That also leaves them tied for eighth in the Western Conference.

Sarnia is winless at 0-5-0-0 and fifth in the West Division and 10th in the Western Conference.

The Storm are to host the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (4-2-0-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.


Storm 5 Sting 3
Guelph     2-1-2–5
Sarnia      0-2-1–3
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