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Game Preview: Guelph Storm vs. Erie Otters

The Guelph Storm take on the Erie Otters on Friday evening at the Sleeman Centre with the puck dropping at 7:30pm.

Friday’s game will be the third time these teams have played against one another with Erie winning the first 2 games in OT. Heading into the weekend, the Guelph Storm sit in 4th place in the Western Conference, while the Erie Otters are in 9th place in the Western Conference and are fighting to make the playoffs.

The Storm are hoping for a better week of games after finishing last week with a record of 0-2-0-0 losing to London and Kitchener. Erie had a busy week last week playing 4 games and going 2-2-0-0 with wins against the London Knights and Kitchener Rangers.

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
ER 2-0-0-0 GUE 0-0-2-0
2017-18 Regular Season
ER 4-0-1-1 GUE 2-3-0-1
Last Five Years
ER 19-4-2-1 GUE 7-13-4-2
Last Five Years At Erie
ER 12-1-0-0 GUE 1-9-2-1
Last Five Years At Guelph
ER 7-3-2-1 GUE 6-4-2-1
Previous Meetings This Season
Guelph 2 @ Erie 3 (2019-01-26)
Erie 5 @ Guelph 4 (2018-10-26)
TOP SCORERS
Erie Guelph
(25-27-52)
(27-54-81)
(18-28-46)
(27-39-66)
(19-13-32)
(32-34-66)
(6-25-31)
(37-24-61)
(15-16-31)
(21-20-41)
LAST 5 GAMES
Erie Guelph
5 – 8 L v. London (2019-02-17)
5 – 4 W v. Flint (2019-02-18)
4 – 3 W @ London (2019-02-15)
1 – 6 L @ London (2019-02-13)
4 – 1 W @ Sarnia (2019-02-09)
MATCH UP
Erie Guelph
Season Record 23-30-2-1 30-16-6-4
Last 10 Games 5-4-1-0 5-3-2-0
Streak 0-2-0-0 1-0-0-0
Last Game 8-5 L vs London (2019-02-17) Final 5-4 W vs Flint (2019-02-18) Final
Home Record 12-14-1-1 19-7-1-1
Away Record 11-16-1-0 11-9-5-3
Goals For 188 239
Goals Against 242 193
Power Plays 34/192 (17.7%) 59/225 (26.2%)
Power Plays – Home 15/96 (15.6%) 32/116 (27.6%)
Power Plays – Away 19/96 (19.8%) 27/109 (24.8%)
Penalty Killing 56/174 (67.8%) 45/207 (78.3%)
Penalty Killing – Home 22/82 (73.2%) 25/102 (75.5%)
Penalty Killing – Away 34/92 (63%) 20/105 (81%)
Leading Rookie Drysdale (6-25-31) Chayka (5-8-13)
Most Penalty Minutes Kurtis Henry Isaac Ratcliffe
Team PIM/GM 8.5/56 10/56

Additional Stats

Guelph Storm

Power Play – 59 goals (26.2%) – 4th in the OHL

Penalty Kill – 45 goals against (78.3%) – 13th in the OHL

Goals Leader – Isaac Ratcliffe – 37 goals

Assists Leader – Nate Schnarr – 54 assists

Points Leader – Nate Schnarr – 81 points

Erie Otters

Power Play – 34 goals (17.7%) – 15th in the OHL

Penalty Kill – 56 goals against (67.8%) – 20th in the OHL

Goals Leader – Gera Poddubnyi – 25 goals

Assists Leader – Chad Yetman – 28 assists

Point Leader – Gera Poddubnyi – 52 points

Players to Watch

Guelph Storm

Liam Hawel has been on fire this season and especially recently as he has been putting up big numbers for the Guelph Storm. In his last 15 games played, Liam has 11 goals, 12 assists for 23 points, bringing his season and career high totals to 32 goals and 34 assists for 66 points and a +/- of 28 through 54 games this season.

Erie Otters

Chad Yetman has had a strong sophomore season for the Erie Otters setting career high numbers in goals with 18, assists with 28 and points with 46 thus far this year. In his past 10 games, Chad has scored 4 goals and added 7 assists for 11 points and has a +/- of 2.

Upcoming Games

Guelph will head to Flint on Saturday February 23rd to take on the Firebirds at 7:00pm. The Storm have a busy week of games next week as they play 4 games including in London on Tuesday February 26th, in Erie on Wednesday on February 27th, at home against Windsor on Friday March 1st and finish the week off in Kitchener on Sunday March 3rd.

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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