Storm down Rangers 8-1

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It’s no surprise that Daniil Chayka’s name comes up when George Burnett talks turkey with other OHL general managers.

The lanky Russian had a goal and two assists Sunday as the Storm downed the Kitchener Rangers 8-1 at the Sleeman Centre.

But as the OHL’s Jan. 10 trade deadline gets closer and the Storm look like a team wanting to add talent and experience, Storm fans don’t have to worry about the team’s number one pick from this year’s draft going anywhere.

“He’s one of the elite ’02s out there and I’m not going to tell you that people haven’t asked, but it’s not our intention to even consider it. He’s a big part of our team now and he’s quite capable of being the go-to guy for many year’s to come.

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Kitchener Rangers 1 at Guelph Storm 8 – Status: Final
Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Sleeman Centre

Kitchener 1 0 0 – 1
Guelph 3 2 3 – 8

1st Period-1, Kitchener, Lipanov 6 (Rickard Hugg, Greg Meireles), 5:21 (PP). 2, Guelph, Stevenson 6 (Chayka, Schnarr), 8:21. 3, Guelph, Hillis 6 (Merkley, Samorukov), 11:01 (PP). 4, Guelph, Ralph 9 (Merkley, Kirwin), 12:53. Penalties-Arber Xhekaj Kit (hooking), 1:37; Hillis Gue (slashing), 4:33; Arber Xhekaj Kit (tripping), 10:28; Kyle Gentles Kit (tripping), 14:03; Jack York Kit (tripping, unsportsmanlike cnd.), 15:08; Samorukov Gue (high sticking), 19:36.

2nd Period-5, Guelph, Chayka 3 (Hanley, Hillis), 11:32. 6, Guelph, Kirwin 5 (Schnarr, Merkley), 16:47. Penalties-Lalonde Gue (slashing), 6:01; Schnarr Gue (hooking), 7:02; Carter Tresoor Kit (hooking), 10:02; Merkley Gue (roughing), 10:02; Lalonde Gue (high sticking), 13:45.

3rd Period-7, Guelph, Stevenson 7 (Collins, Commisso), 7:28. 8, Guelph, Hillis 7 (Ratcliffe, Chayka), 7:37. 9, Guelph, Samorukov 1 (Ralph, Kirwin), 17:03. Penalties-Michael Vukojevic Kit (high sticking), 3:10; Arber Xhekaj Kit (roughing, fighting), 17:51; Collins Gue (fighting), 17:51.

Shots on Goal-Kitchener 8-10-10-28. Guelph 11-8-11-30.
Power Play Opportunities-Kitchener 1 / 4; Guelph 1 / 5.
Goalies-Kitchener, Pfeil 4-3-1-0 (30 shots-22 saves). Guelph, Popovich 12-4-3-2 (28 shots-27 saves).
Referees-Dave Lewis (16), Anthony Tapper (37).
Linesmen-Jean-Francois Menard (52), Dylan Rodgers (44).

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