Comrie’s late goal lifts Storm to victory

By Tony Saxon, Guelph Mercury – Adam Comrie’s goal with 1:15 left in the third period lifted the Guelph Storm to a 5-4 victory over the Belleville Bulls Saturday night.

Comrie took a pass from Peter Holland just inside the Bulls blueline, skated in a few strides then let a hard wrist shot go from the top of the faceoff circle that beat Belleville goaltender Anthony Peters just under the crossbar.

“It was a heck of a shot,” Storm assistant coach Chris Hajt said, “then we did a decent job of holding on after that.”

Guelph is now six points back of the Owen Sound Attack, who lost Saturday night to Plymouth, for the final playoff spot. Guelph has four games in hand.

The Storm dodged a bullet with 30 seconds left in regulation when an ill-advised clearing attempt by Sam Lofquist up the centre of the ice was batted into the Storm net by Belleville’s Adam Payerl. Video review ruled Payerl had hit the puck in with a high stick past Storm netminder Brandon Foote.

Foote was outstanding, making 47 saves in the wide-open game.


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