Friday night in the first of back-to-back home games for Guelph, the Storm trailed 2-1 late before a pair of goals in the dying minutes wrapped up a 4-1 road win for the Belleville Bulls.
The game would be much closer than the 4-1 final and for the home side was highlighted by Matt Finn’s first career OHL goal early in the middle stanza. After taking a pass from Tyler Carroll, Finn moved into a shooting lane and his shot through traffic was the only blemish on a near perfect night for Belleville goalie Tyson Teichmann.
The Bulls led for most of the night after Austen Brassard scored 4:31 in. Luke Judson added a second period marker before Richard Panikcashed in on the man advantage late in the game with a one-timer.
Guelph will return to action on home ice tomorrow night for a rare Saturday night start when the London Knights visit the Sleeman Centre with a 7:30 puck drop. For tickets call or visit the Guelph Storm box office.
Belleville Bulls 4 at Guelph Storm 1 – Status: Final
Friday, November 26, 2010 – Sleeman Centre
Belleville 1 1 2 – 4
Guelph 0 1 0 – 1
1st Period-1, Belleville, Brassard 6 (Broek, Gaunce), 4:31. Penalties-Beck Gue (cross checking), 9:45; Lofquist Gue (delay of game), 10:20; McGinn Gue (check from behind), 14:09.
2nd Period-2, Guelph, Finn 1 (Menard, Carroll), 3:29. 3, Belleville, Judson 11 (Krupp, Panik), 4:23. Penalties-Bathgate Belv (holding opp. stick), 11:38; McNaughton Gue (hooking), 13:22; Silas Belv (slashing), 17:35; Morris Belv (roughing), 18:13; Holland Gue (roughing), 18:13; Menard Gue (tripping), 19:25.
3rd Period-4, Belleville, Panik 14 (Silas, Basso), 17:10 (PP). 5, Belleville, Bathgate 10 (Panik), 19:00 (EN). Penalties-Menard Gue (hooking), 17:03.
Shots on Goal-Belleville 16-6-10-32. Guelph 14-11-8-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Belleville 1 / 6; Guelph 0 / 2.
Goalies-Belleville, Teichmann 5-12-0-1 (33 shots-32 saves). Guelph, Foote 7-7-2-1 (31 shots-28 saves).
Referees-Craig Spada (10), Ryan Hutchison (20).
Linesmen-Tim Steen (75), Shawn Hamelin (88).