Storm slip by league-leading Petes in overtime
PETERBOROUGH – Pavel Gogolev’s goal 12 seconds into overtime lifted the Guelph Storm to a 3-2 victory over the league-leading Peterborough Petes in Ontario Hockey League play Saturday night at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.
The Storm led 2-1 at the end of the second period after the first period had been scoreless. Peterborough tied the game early in the third.
Cam Hillis and Keegan Stevenson had scored the second-period goals for the Storm while Gogolev, Eric Uba and Daniil Chayka each had an assist in the game.
Scoring for Peterborough were Mason McTavish and Zach Gallant while assists were awarded to Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Liam Kirk and Michael Little.
The Petes outshot the Storm 44-33, but Guelph goalie Owen Bennett turned aside 42 of Peterborough’s shots to get the win.
Hunter Jones had 30 saves for the hosts.
The Storm was scoreless on seven power plays while Peterborough went 1-for-6.
Guelph leads the Midwest Division at 20-8-1-3 and the Storm is tied with the Saginaw Spirit (20-10-2-2) for first in the Western Conference. The Storm has two games in hand on the Spirit.
Peterborough leads the East Division, Eastern Conference and entire league with a 24-7-2-1 record.
The Storm are to host the Hamilton Bulldogs (15-17-2-0) Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.
Storm 3 Petes 2 (OT)
- Guelph Sports Journal