Storm stymied by Spitfires Saturday
WINDSOR – The Guelph Storm was held to nine shots in the first and third periods combined as they were doubled 6-3 by the Windsor Spitfires in Ontario Hockey League play Saturday night at Windsor’s WFCU Centre.
The Spitfires outscored the Storm 2-1 in all three periods and fired 35 shots on net in the first and third periods combined. Overall, Windsor outshot the Storm 45-20 in the game and the Spitfires also won 46 of the game’s 74 faceoffs.
The hosts led 2-0 before the game was four minutes old and both teams went 1-for-4 on their power plays.
Four players collected points for the Storm as Eric Uba had two goals and an assist, Pavel Gogolev had a goal, his 42nd of the season, and two assists, Cam Hillis had two assists and Fedor Gordeev had one assist.
Curtis Douglas tallied twice for the Spitfires while single goals were added by Egor Afanasyev, Daniel D’Amico, Connor Corcoran and Will Cuylle. Wyatt Johnston, Luke Boka and Thomas Stevenson each had two assists while D’Amico, Douglas, Afanasyev, Cole Purboo and Louka Henault had one each.
Nico Daws was charged with the loss in the Guelph net. He had 39 saves while winning goalie Xavier Medina had 17 saves for Windsor.
The result broke a tie for fifth place in the Western Conference as the Spitfires improved to 33-19-6-0 for 72 points and the Storm fell to 31-20-3-5 for 70 points.
Next up for the Storm is a game against the Erie Otters (eighth in the Western Conference at 24-24-4-7) at the Erie Insurance Arena Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Spitfires 6 Storm 3
- Guelph Sports Journal