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Game Preview: Guelph Storm vs. London Knights

The Guelph Storm and the London Knights will take to the ice on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm at the Sleeman Centre.

Heading into the final week of regular season games, the Guelph Storm have locked up the 4th spot in the Western Conference heading into the playoffs. The Storm will take on the 5th seed starting on Friday March 22nd and will have home ice advantage for the 1st round. The London Knights are heading into Wednesdays matchup in 1st place in the Western Conference, and will finish either 1st or 2nd in the Western Conference going into the post season. This is the sixth and final meeting between the Storm and the Knights with the Guelph Storm winning the head to head matchup thus far with a record of 3-1-0-1.

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
LDN 2-2-1-0 GUE 3-1-0-1
2017-18 Regular Season
LDN 4-2-0-0 GUE 2-3-1-0
Last Five Years
LDN 21-7-1-0 GUE 8-18-2-1
Last Five Years At London
LDN 12-3-0-0 GUE 3-11-1-0
Last Five Years At Guelph
LDN 9-4-1-0 GUE 5-7-1-1
Previous Meetings This Season
Guelph 7 @ London 3 (2019-02-26)
Guelph 1 @ London 6 (2019-02-13)
Guelph 7 @ London 5 (2019-01-08)
London 2 @ Guelph 1 (2018-11-17)
London 2 @ Guelph 3 (2018-10-14)
TOP SCORERS
London Guelph
(50-54-104)
(32-68-100)
(36-34-70)
(33-56-89)
(35-32-67)
(48-29-77)
(20-39-59)
(36-40-76)
(22-29-51)
(21-29-50)
LAST 5 GAMES
London Guelph
3 – 2 W v. Flint (2019-03-08)
3 – 1 W @ Erie (2019-03-03)
MATCH UP
London Guelph
Season Record 45-13-6-1 37-18-6-4
Last 10 Games 6-4-0-0 8-2-0-0
Streak 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0
Last Game 4-1 L vs Saginaw (2019-03-09) Final 5-2 L vs Kitchener (2019-03-10) Final
Home Record 27-5-2-0 21-9-1-1
Away Record 18-8-4-1 16-9-5-3
Goals For 286 293
Goals Against 197 221
Power Plays 56/241 (23.2%) 63/252 (25%)
Power Plays – Home 33/134 (24.6%) 32/133 (24.1%)
Power Plays – Away 23/107 (21.5%) 31/119 (26.1%)
Penalty Killing 37/270 (86.3%) 52/238 (78.2%)
Penalty Killing – Home 19/143 (86.7%) 28/115 (75.7%)
Penalty Killing – Away 18/127 (85.8%) 24/123 (80.5%)
Leading Rookie Stranges (13-21-34) Collins (5-10-15)
Most Penalty Minutes William Lochead Isaac Ratcliffe
Team PIM/GM 12.4/65 9.8/65

 

Players to Watch

These teams have a combined 19 players that have been drafted to the NHL:

Guelph Storm

The Guelph Storm have 11 players on their roster that have been drafted to the NHL including: D Dmitri Samorukov (EDM – 3rd Round), D Sean Durzi (LA – 2nd Round), C Cam Hillis (MTL – 3rd Round), C Nick Suzuki (MTL – 1st Round), C MacKenzie Entwistle (CHI – 3rd Round), RW Alexey Toropchenko (STL – 4th Round), C Liam Hawel (DAL – 4th Round), RW Nate Schnarr (ARI – 3rd Round), LW Isaac Ratcliffe (PHI – 2nd Round), D Markus Phillips (LA – 4th Round) and D Fedor Gordeev (TOR – 5th Round).

London Knights

The London Knights have 8 players that have been drafted to an NHL club that include: D Evan Bouchard (EDM – 1st Round), D Adam Boqvist (CHI – 1st Round), D Joey Keane (NYR – 3rd Round), LW Liam Foudy (CBJ – 1st Round), G Joseph Raaymakers (VGK – 7th Round), C Paul Cotter (VGK – 4th Round), D Alec Regula (DET – 3rd Round) and LW Alex Formenton (OTT – 2nd Round).

Upcoming Event

The next Guelph Storm home game is on Friday March 15th and it is Fan Appreciation Night, where the first 4,000 fans will receive a Guelph Storm t-shirt.

Upcoming Games

The Guelph Storm will play their final regular season home game on Friday March 15th against the Erie Otters at 7:30pm before they head to Erie on Saturday March 16th to take on the Otters in the final regular season game. The Guelph Storm will return to the Sleeman Centre on Friday March 22nd for their first playoff game against the 5th place Western Conference seed.

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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