Storm wins with another seven-goal outing at home
GUELPH – The Guelph Storm continued to roll 7 at the Sleeman Centre as they skated to a 7-3 victory over the Kitchener Rangers in Ontario Hockey League play on home ice Sunday afternoon.
It was the third consecutive home game for the Storm in which they scored seven goals.
Guelph Storm 7 Kitchener 3
The Storm scored the first two goals of the game and led 4-2 at the end of the first period and 6-2 after the second.
Cam Allen had a hat trick for the Storm while Sasha Pastujov had a pair of goals and Brayden Guy and Braeden Bowman added a goal apiece. Michael Buchinger assisted on four of the goals while Danny Zhilkin, Daniil Chayka, Matthew Poitras and Jake Karabela each had two assists and Cooper Walker had one.
Scoring for Kitchener were Reid Valade, Mike Petizian and Mitchell Martin while Roman Schmidt, Francesco Pinelli, Valade, Jacob LeBlanc and Joseph Serpa each had one assist.
The Storm dominated the game, outshooting the Rangers 42-19 and going 5-for-7 on their power play while Kitchener went 1-for-4.
Owen Bennett had 16 saves to get the win in net for the Storm while the Rangers used both Marcus Vandenberg and Pavel Cajan. Vandenburg started and was replaced by Cajan for almost 16 minutes in the second period before Vandenberg came back for the third period. Vandenberg had 21 saves, but took the loss, while Cajan had 14 saves.
The Storm is fifth in the Western Conference at 25-16-4-1 while Kitchener is tied for eighth at 19-23-2-2.
Next up for the Storm is a game against the London Knights at London’s Budweiser Gardens Wednesday at 7 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal