Sunday afternoon in front of over 4,400 fans at the Sleeman Centre, the Storm went toe-to-toe with the London Knights exchanging scoring chances until Remi Ellie found himself in the right place at the right time to snap a scoreless draw. The Knights iced the win with a pair of empty net goals to grab a 3-0 win.
Playing their third game in three days for the third straight weekend, the Storm outchanced the visitors for much of the afternoon, but Jake Patterson was terrific between the pipes. Just as impressive in the Guelph goal was Garret Sparks, whose only blemish came on a bad bounce off the end wall that kicked to Ellie who was standing behind Sparks in the blue paint for the easy tap in.
The Storm will hit the road for another stiff test when they travel to Owen Sound on Wednesday night to take on the Attack. Next Friday night, the Sarnia Sting featuring Alex Galchenyuk, the third overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, will visit the Sleeman Centre for a 7:30 puck drop.
London Knights 3 at Guelph Storm 0 – Status: End of Game
Sunday, November 4, 2012 – Sleeman Centre
London 0 0 3 – 3
Guelph 0 0 0 – 0
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Harrington Ldn (delay of game), 2:36; Maatta Ldn (holding), 5:14; McGinn Gue (roughing), 5:14; Ferry Ldn (tripping), 6:09; Horvat Ldn (check from behind), 11:29; served by Milne Gue (too many men), 16:29.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Richard Gue (high sticking), 2:53; McGinn Gue (check to the head), 9:06; Ferry Ldn (holding), 12:10; Ferry Ldn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 18:00; Kosmachuk Gue (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 18:00.
3rd Period-1, London, Elie 4 (Ferry), 10:22. 2, London, Tierney 4 18:55 (EN). 3, London, Maatta 2 (Griffith), 19:20 (EN). Penalties-Rupert Ldn (slashing), 17:45; Harpur Gue (slashing), 17:45; Liberati Ldn (slashing), 19:03.
Shots on Goal-London 8-7-14-29. Guelph 11-6-14-31.
Power Play Opportunities-London 0 / 3; Guelph 0 / 5.
Goalies-London, Patterson 3-1-0-1 (31 shots-31 saves). Guelph, Sparks 10-3-0-1 (27 shots-26 saves).
Referees-Jason Faist (5), Ryan Moniz (21).
Linesmen-Jason Finley (37), Adam Harris (49).