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Storm turns on power play to solve Kitchener

KITCHENER – A pair of power-play goals Sunday helped the Guelph Storm solve the Kitchener Rangers for the first time this Ontario Hockey League season.

The Storm never trailed as they doubled Kitchener 4-2 at the Sleeman Centre for their first win over the Rangers in four games between the teams this season. It was also Kitchener’s first loss of the season.

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After a scoreless first period, the Storm led 2-1 at the end of the second.

Cam Allen, Matthew Papais, Sasha Pastujov and Braeden Bowman scored the goals for the locals while assists went to Pastujov, Michael Buchinger, Matthew Poitras and Jake Karabela.

Joseph Serpa and Roman Schmidt responded with a goal apiece for Kitchener while single assists were awarded to Arber Xhekaj, Francesco Pinelli, Andrew LeBlanc and Justin Nolet.

The Storm outshot Kitchener 28-16 and went 2-for-6 on their power play while the Rangers went 1-for-3.

Jacob Oster had 14 saves to get the win in the Guelph net while Kitchener’s Jackson Parsons was tagged with the loss. He had 24 saves.

Guelph is fifth in the Western Conference at 3-3-1-0 while Kitchener is third at 5-1-0-0.

The Storm have a three-in-three this week with two of the games at home. They’re to play the Windsor Spitfires (sixth in conference at 2-3-0-2) at Windsor’s WFCU Centre Thursday at 7:30 p.m. before hosting the Owen Sound Attack (seventh at 2-4-0-1) Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the Soo Greyhounds (second at 5-3-0-0) Saturday at 7 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal