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Guelph Storm vs. Mississauga Steelheads – Teddy Bear Toss Game Preview

Saturday, December 15th, is the annual Teddy Bear Toss game sponsored by Brent Johnson of Wayne Pitman Ford Lincoln at the Sleeman Centre as the Storm host the Mississauga Steelheads at 2pm.

The Guelph Storm welcome the Mississauga Steelheads to the Sleeman Centre on Saturday afternoon for their second meeting of the season. The Steelheads won the first game back on November 14th by a score of 4-1. Coming into Saturday’s game, Guelph is sitting in 5th place in the Western Conference and are only 2 points out of 3rd place, while Mississauga is in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. Today will be the debut of new Guelph Storm forward Pavel Gogolev, who was acquired on Friday December 14th in exchange for defenseman Ryan Merkley. Pavel has 7 goals and 12 assists for 19 points through 29 games for the Petes this season.

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
MISS 1-0-0-0 GUE 0-1-0-0
2017-18 Regular Season
MISS 2-0-0-0 GUE 0-2-0-0
Last Five Years
MISS 6-2-0-1 GUE 3-5-1-0
Last Five Years At Mississauga
MISS 4-1-0-0 GUE 1-4-0-0
Last Five Years At Guelph
MISS 2-1-0-1 GUE 2-1-1-0
Previous Meetings This Season
TOP SCORERS
Mississauga Guelph
(18-12-30)
(4-25-29)
(16-10-26)
(14-14-28)
(9-15-24)
(15-11-26)
(5-17-22)
(8-12-20)
(3-15-18)
(7-11-18)
LAST 5 GAMES
Mississauga Guelph
1 – 2 L v. London (2018-11-17)
8 – 2 W v. Flint (2018-11-16)
4 – 1 W v. Guelph (2018-11-14)
5 – 4 W @ Flint (2018-11-10)
1 – 2 L @ Windsor (2018-11-10)
1 – 5 L @ Saginaw (2018-11-09)
4 – 3 W v. Barrie (2018-11-09)
MATCH UP
Mississauga Guelph
Season Record 14-6-2-0 11-5-3-3
Last 10 Games 6-3-1-0 4-1-2-3
Streak 4-0-0-0 0-0-0-1
Last Game 0-0 T vs Sault Ste. Marie (2018-12-14) Pre-Game 0-0 T vs Peterborough (2018-12-14) Pre-Game
Home Record 9-3-0-0 8-1-1-1
Away Record 5-3-2-0 3-4-2-2
Goals For 82 84
Goals Against 66 74
Power Plays 21/86 (24.4%) 24/88 (27.3%)
Power Plays – Home 15/46 (32.6%) 14/45 (31.1%)
Power Plays – Away 6/40 (15%) 10/43 (23.3%)
Penalty Killing 14/76 (81.6%) 16/79 (79.7%)
Penalty Killing – Home 8/45 (82.2%) 9/37 (75.7%)
Penalty Killing – Away 6/31 (80.6%) 7/42 (83.3%)
Leading Rookie Reisnecker (4-2-6) Chayka (2-3-5)
Most Penalty Minutes Michael Little Isaac Ratcliffe
Team PIM/GM 9.2/22 9.8/22
Players to Watch
Guelph Storm
Nate Schnarr is having a career season for the Guelph Storm and has already set new career highs in goals, assists and points at the halfway mark of the season. Nate recently signed with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL and has continuously put up big offensive numbers for the Storm with 17 goals and 28 assists for 45 points in 28 games played.
Mississauga Steelheads
Thomas Harley of the Mississauga Steelheads is also having a career season, as he’s already posted 4 goals and 21 assists for 25 points through 31 games. Drafted in the 1st round by Mississauga in 2017, Thomas has put up big numbers for a defenseman and will look to continue his breakout season against the Storm on Saturday.
Promotions

Saturday’s game is the annual Teddy Bear Toss game for the Guelph Storm. Last year the teddy bear goal was scored by rookie forward Mason Primeau near the beginning of the second period.  Primeau’s goal brought on a storm of over 6,000 stuffed animals onto the ice!

Upcoming Games

Guelph plays in Oshawa on Sunday December 16th at 6:05pm before they take their holiday break. After the break the Storm will play at the Sleeman Centre on Friday December 28th against the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7:30pm.

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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