Storm surrender quick pair in third in loss to Erie
ERIE, Pa. — A pair of goals early in the third period sparked the Erie Otters to a 4-3 victory over the Guelph Storm in Ontario Hockey League play Wednesday night at the Erie Insurance Arena.
The Storm never led in the game.
The teams were tied 1-1 at the end of the first period and 2-2 after the second before Erie shot ahead for good with a pair of goals in the first four minutes of the third. The Storm added a power-play goal with 45 seconds to go to narrow the gap to the final one-goal margin.
Pavel Gogolev struck for two goals for the Storm while Daniil Chayka scored the other one. Getting one assist apiece were Keegan Stevenson, Cedric Ralph, Cam Hillis, Zack Terry, Chayka and Fedor Gordeev.
Chad Yetman had two goals for Erie while Daniel D’Amato and Brendan Sellan also scored. Maxim Golod set up two of the goals while Cameron Morton, Brendan Hoffmann and D’Amato each had one assist.
The Otters outshot the Storm 41-33, but were scoreless on four power plays while the Storm went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
Nico Daws took the loss in net for the Storm. He had 37 saves while Daniel Murphy had 30 for Erie.
The loss drops the Storm to 31-21-3-5 while Erie improves to 25-25-4-7.
The Storm remains a win away from clinching a playoff berth.
The Storm is to host the Oshawa Generals Friday at the Sleeman Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
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- Guelph Sports Journal