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Storm snap losing streak by dumping Sarnia

SARNIA – The Guelph Storm struck for two goals in each period to halt their five-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the Sarnia Sting in Ontario Hockey League play Wednesday night at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena.

Guelph’s penalty killers helped preserve the victory as they killed off seven Sarnia power plays while their teammates went 4-for-5 on their power play.


Guelph Storm 6 Sarnia 1

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The Storm led 2-0 at the end of the first period and 4-1 after the second period.

Ben McFarlane scored twice for the Storm while single goals were added by Brayden Guy, Chase Coughlan, Braeden Bowman and Valentin Zhugin. Cooper Walker, who has four goals and five assists in his last seven games, assisted on three of the goals while single assists went to Daniil Chayka, Danny Zhilkin, Guy, Cam Allen and Michael Buchinger.

Nolan Dann fired home the goal for Sarnia with help from Andrei Malyavin and Nolan Dillingham.

The Storm outshot the Sting 32-27. Jacob Oster picked up the win for the Storm with 26 saves while Benjamin Gaudreau also had 26 saves for Sarnia.

The game was the first of three in four games for the Storm as they’re to host the Flint Firebirds Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre and play the Saginaw Spirit at Saginaw’s Dow Event Center Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

 

Standings

WESTERN CONFERENCE

 

W

L

OL

SL

P

Sault Ste. Marie

24

13

4

1

53

Flint

25

14

0

2

52

London

25

10

1

0

51

Windsor

21

13

2

2

46

Guelph

20

15

2

1

43

Owen Sound

19

18

1

2

41

Erie

16

19

1

2

35

Kitchener

16

19

2

1

35

Sarnia

15

17

3

1

34

Saginaw

16

24

1

0

33

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Mississauga

28

10

1

4

61

Hamilton

24

10

2

2

52

North Bay

23

15

3

3

52

Kingston

24

12

3

0

51

Oshawa

21

16

1

2

45

Barrie

20

13

4

0

44

Ottawa

20

19

1

2

43

Peterborough

15

24

2

0

32

Sudbury

13

24

3

1

30

Niagara

10

24

2

1

23

 

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