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Family Day Game Preview: Guelph Storm vs. Flint Firebirds

The Storm host the Flint Firebirds at 2pm in what has become an annual Family Day tradition at the Sleeman Centre.  Once the game ends, more fun begins on the ice as fans with tickets to the game are welcome to get on the ice and skate around with their favourite Storm players.

Guelph is heading into Monday’s game looking for a win after dropping their last two games to London and Kitchener earlier this week. Guelph currently sits in 4th place in the Western Conference with 68 points, while Flint is heading into Monday’s game in 10th in the Western Conference with 26 points. Monday’s game will be the third time these teams have played against one another with the Guelph Storm winning the previous matchups by a combined score of 14-4.

Fans can purchase tickets either in-person at the Sleeman Centre Box Office, by calling (519) 837-9690 or online at ticketmaster.com here.

HEAD TO HEAD

2018-19 Regular Season
FLNT 0-2-0-0 GUE 2-0-0-0
2017-18 Regular Season
FLNT 2-1-1-0 GUE 2-1-1-0
Last Five Years
FLNT 7-9-2-0 GUE 11-5-2-0
Last Five Years At Flint
FLNT 3-4-2-0 GUE 6-3-0-0
Last Five Years At Guelph
FLNT 4-5-0-0 GUE 5-2-2-0
Previous Meetings This Season
Flint 2 @ Guelph 8 (2018-11-16)
Guelph 6 @ Flint 2 (2018-10-06)
TOP SCORERS
Flint Guelph
(19-37-56)
(27-52-79)
(34-20-54)
(31-33-64)
(25-24-49)
(27-37-64)
(18-22-40)
(36-23-59)
(13-15-28)
(21-20-41)
LAST 5 GAMES
Flint Guelph
4 – 5 L v. Oshawa (2019-02-15)
1 – 6 L @ London (2019-02-13)
2 – 9 L @ Saginaw (2019-02-13)
4 – 3 W @ Barrie (2019-02-09)
4 – 1 W @ Sarnia (2019-02-09)
2 – 9 L @ Sudbury (2019-02-08)
2 – 6 L v. Sarnia (2019-02-08)
MATCH UP
Flint Guelph
Season Record 11-43-4-0 29-16-6-4
Last 10 Games 2-7-1-0 5-3-2-0
Streak 1-0-0-0 0-2-0-0
Last Game 3-2 W vs Owen Sound (2019-02-16) Final 5-2 L vs Kitchener (2019-02-15) Final
Home Record 8-17-3-0 18-7-1-1
Away Record 3-26-1-0 11-9-5-3
Goals For 175 234
Goals Against 308 189
Power Plays 30/213 (14.1%) 58/222 (26.1%)
Power Plays – Home 17/105 (16.2%) 31/113 (27.4%)
Power Plays – Away 13/108 (12%) 27/109 (24.8%)
Penalty Killing 70/224 (68.8%) 43/202 (78.7%)
Penalty Killing – Home 39/107 (63.6%) 23/97 (76.3%)
Penalty Killing – Away 31/117 (73.5%) 20/105 (81%)
Leading Rookie Kolyachonok (4-23-27) Chayka (5-8-13)
Most Penalty Minutes Ethan Keppen Isaac Ratcliffe
Team PIM/GM 10/58 9.9/55

Players to Watch

Guelph Storm

Fedor Gordeev will play against his former club after being traded to the Guelph Storm earlier this year. Fedor has 2 goals and 4 assists since coming over to Guelph and has a plus/minus of +12 in those games. Gordeev is a towering 6’7″ and was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 5th round of the 2017 NHL Draft.

Flint Firebirds

Jake Durham is having a career season with career highs in goals with 34 and points with 54 thus far this season, and is only 3 assists away from setting a new career high. It’s been a tough season for Flint, but Jake has been able to put up some great numbers this season and will look to hit the 40 goal mark by seasons end.

Family Day

Each member of the team will be signing autographs, taking pictures and interacting with Storm fans. Fans are encouraged to bring their skates to the game, as only those with skates will be permitted onto the ice.

Helmets are strongly encouraged.

Skates must be checked at the Fan Experience Zone at GATE 6 prior to entering the Sleeman Centre concourse for the game, and a baggage ticket will be issued. The skates may be picked up following the game. Tickets for the game can be purchased online HERE. Questions about tickets for Monday or details on the post-game ‘Skate with the Storm’ can be directed at the Storm box office by calling 519-837-9690.

Upcoming Games

Guelph will play at home against the Erie Otters on Friday February 22nd at 7:30pm, before they head to Flint to play the Firebirds on Saturday February 23rd at 7:00pm.

Fans can purchase tickets either in-person at the Sleeman Centre Box Office, by calling (519) 837-9690 or online at ticketmaster.com here.

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