Storm skate to another one-sided victory at home
GUELPH – The Guelph Storm erupted for five goals in the second period on their way to a 7-1 victory over the Windsor Spitfires in Ontario Hockey League play Friday night at the Sleeman Centre.
The win was the second home victory of 2022 and the second in a row at home, both by 7-1 scores.
Guelph Storm 7 Windsor 1
The Spitfires had the early lead after scoring the lone goal of the first period before the Storm shot ahead with their second-period outburst. The first two Storm goals came in the first three and a half minutes of the second while they added a pair 15 seconds apart late in the second and completed the scoring with two goals 47 seconds apart in the final two minutes of the game.
Sasha Pastujov scored twice for the Storm while single goals were added by Cam Allen, Ryan McGuire, Danny Zhilkin, Ben McFarlane and Valentin Zhugin. Michael Buchinger assisted on three of the goals while single assists were awarded to Zhugin, Daniil Chayka, Matthew Poitras, Allen, Pastujov, Cooper Walker, Zhilkin and Charlie Paquette.
Pasquale Zito had the goal for Windsor, assisted by Wyatt Johnston and Matthew Maggio.
The Storm outshot the Spitfires 33-24 by taking 11 shots in each period. Guelph also went 1-for-2 on the power play while Windsor was scoreless on four power plays.
Owen Bennett had 23 saves to get the win in net for the Storm while Xavier Medina had 26 saves for Windsor.
The game was the first of a three-in-three weekend for the Storm. They’re to play the Owen Sound Attack at Owen Sound’s Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and host the Kitchener Rangers at the Sleeman Centre Sunday at 2 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal