Storm tripped up in shootout by Niagara IceDogs

ST. CATHARINES – A goal by Ivan Lodnia, the third shooter in a shootout for the Niagara IceDogs, lifted Niagara to a 5-4 victory over the Guelph Storm in Ontario Hockey League play Saturday night at the Meridian Centre.

The Storm had led 2-0 early in the second period, but three consecutive goals by Niagara put the hosts ahead. Guelph managed to tie it before the end of the second, but the IceDogs went ahead again in the opening minute of the third before Pavel Gogolev’s goal at 11:51 of the third tie it again and eventually forced a five-minute overtime period and then the shootout.

Gogolev was involved in all four goals for the Storm as he scored two of them and assisted on both goals that were scored by Cedric Ralph. Cam Hillis also had two assists while Ralph, Michael Bianconi, Daniil Chayka and Fedor Gordeev had one apiece.

Kyen Sopa connected for two of the regulation-time goals for Niagara while Lodnia and Philip Tomasino had one apiece. Mason Howard and Tomasino each collected two assists while Jackson Doherty, Akil Thomas and Sopa had one each.

The Storm outshot Niagara 51-48 and went 1-for-4 on their power play while the IceDogs went 1-for-5.

Nico Daws was tagged with the shootout loss for Guelph while Tucker Tynan picked up the win for Niagara.

The Storm (3-3-1-2) was to host the Sudbury Wolves (7-5-0-0) Sunday afternoon at the Sleeman Centre in their third game in three days.

They’re also to play the Erie Otters (6-5-0-1) at the Erie Insurance Arena Wednesday at 11 a.m.


IceDogs 5 Storm 4 (OT)
Guelph      1-2-1-0-0–4
Niagara     0-3-1-0-1–5
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