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Game Preview: Guelph Storm vs. Kitchener Rangers

The Guelph Storm and the Kitchener Rangers will face-off for the final time in this regular season on Sunday at 4:00pm at the Sleeman Centre.

Sunday will be the final regular season meeting between the Midwest division rivals, with the Guelph Storm leading the season series with a record of 4-2-1-0 and have scored 32 goals in the 7 meeting this season. Kitchener has a head to head record of 3-4-0-0 and have scored 23 goals over the 7 games played this season. Guelph is heading into Sunday’s game in 4th place in the Western Conference, while the Kitchener Rangers are sitting in 5th place in the Western Conference, and both of these teams could end up facing one another in the first round of the playoffs.

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
KIT 3-4-0-0 GUE 4-2-1-0
2017-18 Regular Season
KIT 5-2-1-0 GUE 3-4-1-0
Last Five Years
KIT 25-13-1-0 GUE 14-22-3-0
Last Five Years At Kitchener
KIT 16-4-0-0 GUE 4-15-1-0
Last Five Years At Guelph
KIT 9-9-1-0 GUE 10-7-2-0
Previous Meetings This Season
TOP SCORERS
Kitchener Guelph
(33-56-89)
(32-67-99)
(29-51-80)
(33-56-89)
(25-50-75)
(48-29-77)
(32-34-66)
(36-40-76)
(44-22-66)
(21-29-50)
LAST 5 GAMES
Kitchener Guelph
8 – 4 W v. Erie (2019-03-08)
4 – 8 L v. Guelph (2019-03-03)
6 – 8 L v. London (2019-03-01)
4 – 3 W @ Erie (2019-02-27)
MATCH UP
Kitchener Guelph
Season Record 31-29-3-1 37-17-6-4
Last 10 Games 5-5-0-0 8-2-0-0
Streak 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0
Last Game 8-4 W vs Erie (2019-03-08) Final 7-2 W @ Owen Sound (2019-03-09) Final
Home Record 16-13-3-1 21-8-1-1
Away Record 15-16-0-0 16-9-5-3
Goals For 228 291
Goals Against 254 216
Power Plays 66/239 (27.6%) 63/247 (25.5%)
Power Plays – Home 34/121 (28.1%) 32/128 (25%)
Power Plays – Away 32/118 (27.1%) 31/119 (26.1%)
Penalty Killing 45/194 (76.8%) 49/231 (78.8%)
Penalty Killing – Home 23/98 (76.5%) 25/108 (76.9%)
Penalty Killing – Away 22/96 (77.1%) 24/123 (80.5%)
Leading Rookie Sebrango (7-18-25) Collins (5-10-15)
Most Penalty Minutes Jonathan Yantsis Isaac Ratcliffe
Team PIM/GM 8.7/64 9.7/64

Players to Watch

Guelph Storm

Dmitri Samorukov has had a fantastic season for the Guelph Storm and will be leaned on heavily throughout the 2019 playoffs. Samorukov has 9 goals and 34 assists for a career high 43 points thus far this season including 16 points in his last 9 games played.

Kitchener Rangers

Greg Meireles has had an incredible season for the Kitchener Rangers this season and has set new career highs in goals with 33, assists with 56 and points with 89. Greg has been on fire as of late, scoring 10 goals and 19 assists in his last 15 games played and will be a large threat for the opposition heading into the playoffs.

Upcoming Games

The Guelph Storm have their final regular season home games this week, starting with a Wednesday night game against the London Knights at 7:00pm and play against the Erie Otters on Friday March 15th at 7:30pm. The Storm will finish their regular season in Erie against the Otters on Saturday March 16th before they head to the 2019 playoffs, where the Guelph Storm will open the first round with home ice advantage. Playoffs begin Thursday March 21st!

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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