Storm’s win streak hits eight as they edge Saginaw

GUELPH – Eight games and counting.

The Guelph Storm stretched their OHL win streak to eight games Saturday as they edged the Saginaw Spirit 2-1 at the Sleeman Centre.

All of the game’s scoring was limited to the second period.

Ilya Solovyov opened the scoring with a power-play goal for Saginaw at the 5:43 mark of the period. Assists went to a pair of Coles – Perfetti and Coskey.

The Spirit had the lead for just about 12 minutes before Cedric Ralph tied the score then potted the eventual game-winner just about two minutes after that. The first one was a power-play marker while the second one came with 26 seconds to go in the period. Fedor Gordeev assisted on both goals while Keegan Stevenson also had an assist.

The Storm was outshot 27-17 and was held to two shots on net in the third period. Saginaw went 1-for-4 on its power play while the Storm was 1-for-3.

Nico Daws had 26 saves to get the win in the Guelph net while Tristan Lennox had 15 saves for Saginaw.

The Storm (11-4-1-2) and Erie Otters (10-6-2-3) are tied atop the Midwest Division standings while Saginaw (12-7-1-1) is tied for second in the West Division with the Flint Firebirds (13-7-0-0).

The Storm is to battle the Kitchener Rangers (fifth in the Midwest at 7-6-2-2) at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Tuesday. Game time is 7 p.m.


Storm 2 Spirit 1
Saginaw     0-1-0–1
Guelph        0-2-0–2
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