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OHL Championship Series – Game 3 Preview: Ottawa 67’s at Guelph Storm

Game 3 of the OHL Championship goes Monday evening at 7:00pm at the Sleeman Centre as the Guelph Storm and the Ottawa 67’s face-off in Guelph.

Game 1 of the OHL Championship started with Ottawa jumping out to a 3-0 lead before the Storm were able to close the gap by scoring 2 consecutive goals. The 67’s would end up taking a 4-2 lead into the 3rd period before Ottawa scored 3 consecutive power play goals on a 5 minute boarding penalty by Fedor Gordeev to give Ottawa a 7-2 win.

Game 2 of the OHL Championship started with the Guelph Storm taking a 2-0 lead before Austen Keating scored a late power play goal to make the score 2-1 Guelph heading into the 2nd period. In the 2nd, Ottawa scored 3 straight goals to give them a 4-2 lead heading into the final period, where Alexei Toropchenko scored to bring Guelph within one. Ottawa would hold on to win game 2 and take a 2-0 series lead heading back to Guelph for games 3 and 4.

HEAD TO HEAD

2019 Playoffs
OTT 2-0-0-0 GUE 0-2-0-0
2018 Playoffs
OTT 0-0-0-0 GUE 0-0-0-0
Last Five Years
OTT 2-0-0-0 GUE 0-2-0-0
Last Five Years At Ottawa
OTT 2-0-0-0 GUE 0-2-0-0
Last Five Years At Guelph
OTT 0-0-0-0 GUE 0-0-0-0
Previous Meetings This Season
Guelph 3 @ Ottawa 4 (2019-05-04)
Guelph 2 @ Ottawa 7 (2019-05-02)
TOP SCORERS
Ottawa Guelph
(9-18-27)
(14-18-32)
(8-17-25)
(10-12-22)
(14-10-24)
(8-14-22)
(7-13-20)
(3-17-20)
(6-12-18)
LAST 5 GAMES
Ottawa Guelph
4 – 3 W v. Guelph (2019-05-04)
3 – 4 L @ Ottawa (2019-05-04)
7 – 2 W v. Guelph (2019-05-02)
2 – 7 L @ Ottawa (2019-05-02)
2 – 1 W @ Oshawa (2019-04-24)
3 – 2 W @ Saginaw (2019-04-29)
5 – 1 W @ Oshawa (2019-04-21)
7 – 3 W v. Oshawa (2019-04-20)
4 – 0 W @ Saginaw (2019-04-26)
MATCH UP
Ottawa Guelph
Season Record 14-0-0-0 12-7-1-0
Last 10 Games 10-0-0 5-4-1
Streak 14-0-0 0-2-0
Last Game 4-3 W vs Guelph (2019-05-04) Final 4-3 L @ Ottawa (2019-05-04) Final
Home Record 8-0-0-0 6-2-0-0
Away Record 6-0-0-0 6-5-1-0
Goals For 78 74
Goals Against 34 64
Power Plays 26/65 (40%) 18/79 (22.8%)
Power Plays – Home 19/38 (50%) 8/31 (25.8%)
Power Plays – Away 7/27 (25.9%) 10/48 (20.8%)
Penalty Killing 11/57 (80.7%) 16/68 (76.5%)
Penalty Killing – Home 6/36 (83.3%) 6/26 (76.9%)
Penalty Killing – Away 5/21 (76.2%) 10/42 (76.2%)
Leading Rookie Rossi (6-12-18)
Most Penalty Minutes Kody Clark Fedor Gordeev
Team PIM/GM 12.8/14 9.5/20

Players to Watch

Guelph Storm

Liam Hawel had a great regular season for the Guelph Storm after scoring a career high 37 goals and 41 assists for 78 points. In the post-season, Liam scored 5 points in the opening 4 game series against the Kitchener Rangers, but has only scored 5 more points in the last 16 games.

Ottawa 67’s

Austen Keating had a fantastic regular season for the 67’s after scoring 22 goals and career high 67 assists for 89 points. In the post-season, Austen has 2 goals and 11 assists for 13 points in 14 playoff games for Ottawa.

Upcoming Games

Game 1: Guelph @ Ottawa – Thursday May 2nd at 7:00pm

Game 2: Guelph @ Ottawa – Saturday May 4th at 2:00pm

Game 3: Ottawa @ Guelph – Monday May 6th at 7:00pm

Game 4: Ottawa @ Guelph – Wednesday May 8th at 7:00pm

Game 5: Guelph @ Ottawa – Friday May 10th at 7:00pm *

Game 6: Ottawa @ Guelph – Sunday May 12th at 2:00pm *

Game 7: Guelph @ Ottawa – Monday May 13th at 7:00pm *

* If Neccessary

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