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Storm’s second-period goals too much for Spirit

SAGINAW, Mich. – A pair of second-period goals gave the Guelph Storm a 2-1 victory over the Saginaw Spirit in Ontario Hockey League play Saturday at Saginaw’s Dow Event Center.

The hosts had sored their goal on a power play late in the first period.


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Matthew Papais scored early in the second period for the Storm while Matthew Poitras netted the eventual game-winner with 1:12 to go in the period.

Assists went to Marko Sikic, Sasha Pastujov and Michael Buchinger.

Pavel Mintyukov struck for the power-play goal for Saginaw with 2:37 to go in the opening period. Dean Loukus and Calem Mangone collected assists on the play.

The Storm outshot the Spirit 26-17, but were scoreless on their only power play while Saginaw went 1-for-4 with a manpower advantage.

Jacob Oster had 16 saves to get the win in net for the Storm while Tristan Lennox took the loss with 24 saves for the Spirit.

The Storm are to host the Sarnia Sting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre and Saginaw Friday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Standings

WESTERN CONFERENCE

 

W

L

OL

SL

P

London

16

5

1

0

33

Guelph

14

7

1

1

30

Sault Ste. Marie

13

9

0

0

26

Flint

11

7

0

1

23

Windsor

9

8

2

2

22

Saginaw

10

9

1

0

21

Owen Sound

9

9

1

2

21

Sarnia

9

9

3

0

21

Kitchener

10

10

0

0

20

Erie

6

14

1

0

13

EASTERN CONFERENCE

North Bay

15

7

1

1

32

Kingston

13

5

3

0

29

Hamilton

12

6

2

2

28

Mississauga

12

6

1

1

26

Barrie

11

7

2

0

24

Ottawa

11

11

1

1

24

Oshawa

9

8

1

2

21

Peterborough

8

11

1

0

17

Sudbury

8

13

1

0

17

Niagara

6

14

0

1

13

 

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