Storm slips by London in overtime
GUELPH – Nate Schnarr’s power-play goal 21 seconds into overtime lifted the Guelph Storm to a 3-2 victory over the London Knights in Ontario Hockey League play Sunday at the Sleeman Centre.
Liam Foudy’s second goal of the game for London about seven and a half minutes into the third tied the score 2-2.
The teams had been tied 1-1 at the end of the first period and the Storm scored the only goal of the second.
Zach Poirier and Ryan Merkley had scored in regulation time for the Storm. Merkley was involved in all three goals for Guelph as he also had two assists while Cedric Ralph, Barret Kirwin, Mason Primeau and Isaac Ratcliffe each had one.
Both of Foudy’s goals for London were assisted by Billy Moskal while Matthew Timms and Cole Tymkin collected one assist apiece.
The Storm outshot London 46-26 and went 1-for-3 on their power play while London was scoreless on two power plays.
Anthony Popovich made 24 saves for the win for Guelph while Joseph Raaymakers had 43 saves for London.
The win combined with a 2-1 victory for the Saginaw Spirit over the Kitchener Rangers pushes the Storm back atop the Midwest Division.
The Storm leads the division at 6-2-1-0 while Kitchener is second at 5-2-2-0 and London is third at 4-3-1-0.
Guelph and Saginaw are tied for first in the Western Conference with identical records. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds are second behind Saginaw in the West Division at 5-3-2-0.
The Storm and Kitchener are to tangle Friday at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. Game time is 7:30 p.m. It’s the first of three meetings between the two teams in 12 days.
Storm 3 Knights 2 (OT)
1. London, Foudy (Moskal, Timms), 5:00
2. Guelph, Poirier (Ralph, Merkley), 7:18
Penalties: Boqvist Ldn (delay of game), 14:06; Bertuzzi Gue (slashing), 15:46.
3. Guelph, Merkley (Kirwin, Primeau), 2:45
Penalty: Merkley Gue (roughing), 16:52.
4. London, Foudy (Moskal, Tymkin), 7:27
Penalties: Timms Ldn (hooking), 8:42; Moskal Ldn (high sticking), 19:54.
5. Guelph, Schnarr (Ratcliffe, Merkley), 0:21 pp
Shots on Goal
Goalies: Raaymakers (OL, 46 shots-43 saves), London; Popovich (OW, 26 shots-24 saves), Guelph.
Power Plays (goals-chances): London 0-2; Guelph 1-3.
- Guelph Sports Journal