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Linamar Presents – Pevs Protects Game Preview: Guelph Storm vs. Kitchener Rangers

The Guelph Storm are proud to announce that they will host their 4th annual ‘PEVS PROTECTS Night’ presented by Linamar on Friday, February 15, 2019, when the Storm take on divisional rivals, the Kitchener Rangers at 7:30 pm at the Sleeman Centre. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a special Pevs Protects T-shirt.

The Guelph Storm take on the Kitchener Rangers at the Sleeman Centre on Friday evening for their 6th meeting of the season. In their head to head matchup this season, Guelph has a record of 3-1-1-0, while Kitchener has a record of 2-3-0-0 that included a shutout win back in October. Guelph and Kitchener could be a potential first round playoff matchup for the second year in a row, with Kitchener winning in 6 games last 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
KIT 2-3-0-0 GUE 3-1-1-0
2017-18 Regular Season
KIT 5-2-1-0 GUE 3-4-1-0
Last Five Years
KIT 24-12-1-0 GUE 13-21-3-0
Last Five Years At Kitchener
KIT 16-3-0-0 GUE 3-15-1-0
Last Five Years At Guelph
KIT 8-9-1-0 GUE 10-6-2-0
Previous Meetings This Season
TOP SCORERS
Kitchener Guelph
(27-39-66)
(27-52-79)
(20-40-60)
(31-33-64)
(25-32-57)
(27-35-62)
(18-36-54)
(36-23-59)
(37-17-54)
(20-20-40)
LAST 5 GAMES
Kitchener Guelph
4 – 5 L v. Erie (2019-02-12)
1 – 6 L @ London (2019-02-13)
1 – 0 W @ Sarnia (2019-02-10)
4 – 1 W @ Sarnia (2019-02-09)
8 – 4 W @ Erie (2019-02-06)
2 – 6 L v. Sarnia (2019-02-08)
2 – 4 L @ London (2019-02-02)
MATCH UP
Kitchener Guelph
Season Record 25-24-3-1 29-15-6-4
Last 10 Games 6-3-0-1 5-3-2-0
Streak 0-0-0-1 0-1-0-0
Last Game 5-4 L vs Erie (2019-02-12) Final SO 6-1 L @ London (2019-02-13) Final
Home Record 13-11-3-1 18-6-1-1
Away Record 12-13-0-0 11-9-5-3
Goals For 182 232
Goals Against 202 184
Power Plays 53/188 (28.2%) 58/217 (26.7%)
Power Plays – Home 27/98 (27.6%) 31/108 (28.7%)
Power Plays – Away 26/90 (28.9%) 27/109 (24.8%)
Penalty Killing 35/165 (78.8%) 41/196 (79.1%)
Penalty Killing – Home 19/87 (78.2%) 21/91 (76.9%)
Penalty Killing – Away 16/78 (79.5%) 20/105 (81%)
Leading Rookie Sebrango (4-14-18) Chayka (5-8-13)
Most Penalty Minutes Jonathan Yantsis Isaac Ratcliffe
Team PIM/GM 8.4/53 9.7/54

 

Players to Watch

Guelph Storm

Nate Schnarr is having himself an incredible season thus far. Nate has set career highs in goals with 27, assists with 52 and points with 79 so far this season and is ranked in the top 10 in OHL scoring. Nate was drafted by Arizona in 2017 in the 3rd round, and recently signed his entry level deal with the team this season.

Kitchener Rangers

Riley Damiani is also having a fantastic season, and has set career highs in goals with 20, assists with 40 and points with 60 through 43 games this season. Damani was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 2018 in the 5th round.

Pevs Protects

PEVS PROTECTS was developed by former National Hockey League forward and Guelph, Ontario native Rich Peverley, and his family, in partnership with the Heart and Stroke foundation. The partnership aims to raise awareness and funds for AED purchases and CPR training right here in the City of Guelph.

On February 15, volunteers will be on hand at Gate 6 collecting donations in support of PEVS PROTECTS and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Information tables and a CPR and AED demonstration area will also be a part of the game night.

Throughout the game, Rich will be engaging in a Meet-and-Greet and photo opportunity with fans.

The chuck-a-puck fundraiser will be held during the second intermission, prizes include signed authentic autographed NHL jerseys from Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars), Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars) and a Danby beverage fridge. A silent auction will also be held giving fans the chance to bid on a one of kind PEVS PROTECTS decaled helmet created by RPM designs and game worn by Anthony Popovich on Friday and a Guelph Storm/Pevs Protects Muskoka chair donated by RPM Designs. The silent auction will take place at Gate #6 until the second intermission.

On March 10, 2014, Peverley suffered a severe cardiac incident that led to his collapse on the bench in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, March 10, 2014. His cardiac arrest incident ultimately led to his retirement from playing professional hockey at the age of 31.

Rich remains a member of the Stars organization as a Player Development Coordinator, monitoring the development of drafted Stars’ prospects and assisting in the coordination of Dallas summer Development Camp.

Visit pevsprotects.com for more information

Up to 40,000 cardiac arrests occur each year in Canada which equates to one every 13 minutes. The majority (up to 85%) of cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals, in public places or in homes. Current Survival rates are very low as it is estimated that only 5% of Canadians survive a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. Fast CPR and AED use within the first minutes doubles the chance of survival which is why awareness and education around this important topic is crucial.

Upcoming Games

The Storm are back in action on Monday February 18th against the Flint Firebirds at 2:00pm at the Sleeman Centre. Monday is Family Day and is also the Annual Guelph Storm Mascot Bash. Guelph will then play at home against Erie on Friday February 22nd at 7:30pm before they head to Flint to take on the Firebirds on Saturday February 23rd.

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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