Storm surrendered three in first, doubled by Kitchener

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm surrendered three goals in the first period and that was the difference in the game as the Kitchener Rangers posted a 6-3 victory in Ontario Hockey League victory Saturday at the Sleeman Centre.

The Rangers opened the scoring with a pair of goals 28 seconds apart before the game was three minutes old. Kitchener led 3-2 at the end of the first period and 5-3 after the second.

Danny Zhilkin, Eric Uba and Pavel Gogolev scored the goals for the Storm while assists were awarded to Zack Terry, Uba, Zhilkin, Josh Wainman, Fedor Gordeev and Martin Has.

Greg Meireles tallied twice for Kitchener while Liam Hawel, Mike Petizian, Declan McDonnell and Jonathan Yantsis added single goals. Holden Wale collected a pair of assists while Arber Xhekaj, McDonnell, Donovan Sebrango, Serron Noel, Reid Valade, Axel Bergkvist, Riley Damiani, Yantsis and Hawel gathered one apiece.

The Storm outshot Kitchener 33-31 and went 1-for-9 on their power play while the Rangers went 2-for-5.

Owen Bennett had 25 saves for the Storm. Jacob Ingham picked up the win for the Rangers and had 28 saves while Lucas Pfeil stopped both shots he faced during his two minutes of play early in the second period.

The loss was the sixth in a row for the Storm who have won once in 2020, a 5-2 victory over the Peterborough Petes Jan. 3 at the Sleeman Centre.

The Storm and Rangers are to play again Sunday at Kitchener.


Rangers 6 Storm 3
Kitchener     3-2-1–6
Guelph         2-1-0–3
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