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Storm stymie Saginaw to get first home win of 2022

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm limited the Saginaw Spirit to less than 10 shots in each period to skate to a 3-0 blanking, their first home victory of the 2022 portion of the Ontario Hockey League season.

The Storm scored once in the second period and twice in the third to get their first win on home ice since a 4-1 win over the London Knights Dec. 18.

Guelph Storm 3 Saginaw 0

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Matthew Papais, Braeden Bowman and Danny Zhilkin scored a goal apiece while single assists were awarded to Cam Allen, Michael Buchinger, Matthew Poitras, Cam Allen and Jake Karabela.

Owen Bennett had 17 saves for his third shutout of the season.

Tristan Lennox had 28 saves in the Saginaw net.

The Storm went scoreless on six power plays while Saginaw didn’t score on three power plays.

With arenas allowed to have half capacity, the crowd of 2,500 was the largest at the Sleeman Centre since the same number saw the previous home victory. Sandwiched between the two home wins were six home losses, two of them in overtime.

The Storm are to host the Owen Sound Attack Monday at 2 p.m. to complete their Family Day long weekend pair of home games.


  • Guelph Sports Journal