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Unassisted goals help Guelph Storm slip by London

GUELPH – A pair of unassisted goals in the third period helped give the Guelph Storm a 5-4 victory over the London Knights in Ontario Hockey League play Wednesday at the Sleeman Centre.

The Storm scored the first three goals of the game before London came back to tie it at 3-3 in the second minute of the third period. But Guelph scored two in a row to go ahead for good, although the Knights cut the gap back to a single goal 40 seconds after the Storm’s final goal of the game.

The win was the third victory in 15 games for the Storm.

Vilmer Alriksson, Braeden Bowman, Brody Crane, Ryan McGuire and Leo Serlin each had a goal for Guelph while the Storm, who had three unassisted goals in the game, received single assists from Jett Luchanko, Jake Karabela and Chandler Romeo.

Easton Cowan had two goals for London while single markers were added by Sam Dickinson and Jacob Julien. Jackson Edward and Denver Barkey each had two assists while Sam O’Reilly, goaltender Michael Simpson and Max McCue had one apiece.

The Storm won despite being outshot 47-21. Both teams went 1-for-3 on their power plays.

Brayden Gillespie had 43 saves for the Storm while Simpson had 16 for London.

The Storm, who have nine games to go in their regular season, are to tangle with the Soo Greyhounds in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Friday at 7:07 p.m. and the Saginaw Spirit in Saginaw Saturday at 7:05 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal