Storm storms back to double Kitchener Rangers

KITCHENER – After yielding the first goal of the game, the Guelph Storm responded with four consecutive goals on their way to a 6-3 victory over the Kitchener Rangers in Ontario Hockey League play Friday night at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.

That four-goal spree included three in a span of four minutes and eight seconds in the first half of the second period. However, the Rangers battled back to close the gap to a single goal before the Storm regained its three-goal cushion with a pair of empty-netters in the final two minutes.

Cam Hillis struck for two goals and two assists for the Storm while Daniil Chayka also scored twice. Single goals were netted by Cedric Ralph and Josh Wainman while Eric Uba had two assists and Pavel Gogolev, Michael Bianconi and Fedor Gordeev each had one.

Jonathan Yantsis tallied twice for Kitchener while Reid Valade scored the other goal. Riley Damiani had two assists and Donovan Sebrango, Michael Vukojevic, former Storm Liam Hawel and Axel Bergkvist each had one.

The Storm outshot Kitchener 42-37 and both teams went 1-for-4 on their power plays.

Nico Daws had 34 saves to get the win in net for the Storm while Kitchener netminder Lucas Pfeil had 36 saves.

The Storm (8-4-1-2) is tied for third in the Midwest Division while Kitchener (6-5-2-2) is fifth.

The Storm is to host the Kingston Frontenacs (fifth in the East Division at 1-13-2-1) Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.


Storm 6 Rangers 3
Guelph         1-3-2–6
Kitchener     1-1-1–3
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