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Fan Appreciation Night – Game Preview: Guelph Storm vs. Erie Otters

The Guelph Storm will take on the Erie Otters on Friday March 15th at 7:30pm to wrap up their final regular season home game at the Sleeman Centre. Friday’s game is also Fan Appreciation Night, as the Guelph Storm celebrate their final regular season home game and the first 4,000 fans will receive a Guelph Storm playoff t-shirt!

Guelph is heading into Friday’s game in 4th place in the Western Conference and will have home ice advantage against the Kitchener Rangers in the first round of the playoffs. The Erie Otters are in 9th place in the Western Conference and are fighting for the final playoff spot heading into this weekend. The Otters are 2 points back of the 8th place Windsor Spitfires and 3 points back of the 7th place Sarnia Sting in the Western Conference. The Guelph Storm have a head to head record of 2-0-2-0 against the Otters, while Erie has a record of 2-1-1-0 in their 4 games heading into Friday’s matchup.┬áThe Storm and the Otters will both wrap up their seasons on Saturday March 16th in Erie.

HEAD TO HEAD

2018-19 Regular Season
ER 2-1-1-0 GUE 2-0-2-0
2017-18 Regular Season
ER 4-0-1-1 GUE 2-3-0-1
Last Five Years
ER 19-5-3-1 GUE 9-13-4-2
Last Five Years At Erie
ER 12-1-1-0 GUE 2-9-2-1
Last Five Years At Guelph
ER 7-4-2-1 GUE 7-4-2-1
Previous Meetings This Season
Guelph 4 @ Erie 3 (2019-02-27)
Erie 1 @ Guelph 4 (2019-02-22)
Guelph 2 @ Erie 3 (2019-01-26)
Erie 5 @ Guelph 4 (2018-10-26)
TOP SCORERS
Erie Guelph
(28-30-58)
(34-68-102)
(21-36-57)
(33-57-90)
(7-32-39)
(48-30-78)
(20-16-36)
(37-41-78)
(13-23-36)
(21-29-50)
LAST 5 GAMES
Erie Guelph
5 – 1 W v. London (2019-03-13)
4 – 7 L @ Niagara (2019-03-07)
MATCH UP
Erie Guelph
Season Record 26-36-3-1 38-18-6-4
Last 10 Games 3-6-1-0 8-2-0-0
Streak 0-2-0-0 1-0-0-0
Last Game 6-3 L vs Kitchener (2019-03-13) Final 5-1 W vs London (2019-03-13) Final
Home Record 14-16-2-1 22-9-1-1
Away Record 12-20-1-0 16-9-5-3
Goals For 221 298
Goals Against 289 222
Power Plays 40/215 (18.6%) 66/260 (25.4%)
Power Plays – Home 19/108 (17.6%) 35/141 (24.8%)
Power Plays – Away 21/107 (19.6%) 31/119 (26.1%)
Penalty Killing 66/206 (68%) 52/245 (78.8%)
Penalty Killing – Home 27/97 (72.2%) 28/122 (77%)
Penalty Killing – Away 39/109 (64.2%) 24/123 (80.5%)
Leading Rookie Drysdale (7-32-39) Collins (5-10-15)
Most Penalty Minutes Kurtis Henry Isaac Ratcliffe
Team PIM/GM 8.6/66 10/66

Players to Watch

Guelph Storm

Isaac Ratcliffe has set career highs in multiple scoring categories this season with 48 goals, 30 assists and 78 points thus far. Isaac is two goals away from joining the 50 goal club which has only been accomplished by 3 other players in Storm history.

Erie Otters

Jamie Drysdale

Erie’s 1st round pick from the 2018 OHL draft has had an impressive rookie season for the Otters with 7 goals and 32 assists for 39 points this season.

Upcoming Games

The Guelph Storm will finish off their regular season on Saturday March 16th against the Erie Otters at 7:00pm. Next up, the Storm will face the Kitchener Rangers in the first round of the playoffs with the first two home games being Friday March 22nd and Sunday March 24th!

 

 

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