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Struggling Storm downed by Soo Greyhounds

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The Soo Greyhounds connected for the first three goals of the game as they skated to a 3-1 victory over the Guelph Storm in Ontario Hockey League play Friday at GFL Memorial Gardens.

The Storm have three wins in 16 games.

After a scoreless first period, the Greyhounds scored the lone goal of the second and added two more goals in the third before Charlie Paquette scored for the Storm with 4:37 to go in the third. Braeden Bowman and Jett Luchanko assisted on the power-play goal.

Jack Beck, Caeden Carlisle and Justin Cloutier scored for Soo while Christopher Brown had two assists and Gavin Hayes, Cloutier and Justin DeZoete had one each.

The Storm outshot the Greyhounds 24-22 thanks to a 10-4 advantage in the third period. Guelph went 1-for-4 on its power-play and held the Greyhounds scoreless on three power plays.

The Storm are fifth in the Western Conference at 28-26-5-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL). They trail the London Knights (45-14-1-3), Saginaw Spirit (45-15-1-1), Soo (41-16-3-1) and Kitchener Rangers (40-21-2-0). Following the Storm are the Erie Otters (28-27-4-1), Owen Sound Attack (26-27-5-3), Flint Firebirds (27-30-3-1), Sarnia Sting (23-34-3-1) and Windsor Spitfires (18-35-5-3).

The Storm have eight games to go in their regular season, all against Western Conference opponents.

They’re to play the Saginaw Spirit at Saginaw’s Dow Event Center Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and Windsor Spitfires at Windsor’s WFCU Centre Thursday at 7:05 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal