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Storm surrender quick trio to fall behind 2-0 in series

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The Guelph Storm surrendered three goals in a span of just under five minutes midway through the first period as they suffered a 4-1 setback to fall behind 2-0 in their best-of-seven OHL opening-round playoff series with the Soo Greyhounds Saturday night at the GFL Memorial Gardens.

Soo’s other goal was an empty-netter with 2:19 to go in the third period while the Storm’s goal, their first of the series, came on a power play 32 seconds after Soo’s third goal.

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Jake Karabela scored the Guelph goal on an unassisted effort.

Jack Thompson, Justin Cloutier, Tyler Savard and Marco Mignosa each had a goal for the Greyhounds while single assists were awarded to Ryan O’Rourke, Tye Kartye, Owen Allard, Rory Kerins, Cole MacKay and Kirill Kudryavtsev.

The Greyhounds outshot the Storm 42-31 and went 1-for-5 on their power play while the Storm went 1-for-6.

Jacob Oster had 38 saves in the Guelph net while Tucker Tynan had 30 for Soo.

The series shifts to the Sleeman Centre for Games 3 and 4.

Game 3 is set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Game 4 is to go Thursday at 7 p.m.

If the Storm wins one of those games, Game 5 is to be played at Sault Ste. Marie Saturday at 7:07 p.m.

If the Storm wins both of their home games, Game 6 is to be at the Sleeman Centre May 2 at 7 p.m.

If the series goes its seven-game limit, the deciding game is to be played at Sault Ste. Marie May 4 starting at 7:07 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal