It’s become a familar story for the Storm this season… lose Friday night… bounce right back with a win in their next game. After one of their worst efforts of the season at the Sleeman Centre on Friday, the young Storm squad quickly put it behind them with a 3-0 win in Peterborough over the Petes on Saturday evening.
Garret Sparks earned first star honours as he collected his second shutout of the season turning aside all 32 Petes’ shots to outduel Mike Morrison. Meanwhile, Frank Menard carried the offence to the win with his second multi-goal game in the last three as he scored shorthanded and added a powerplay tally late in the third.
Kyle Pereira picked up assists on both of Menard’s goals while Patrick Watling and Matt Finn added the other helpers.
With the visitors ahead by two and Morrison on the bench in favour of the extra attacker, Zack Mitchell notched his team leading 21st of the year from Menard and Tanner Richard.
The Storm will have a chance to avenge their 5-0 home loss versus the Spitfires in their next action when they travel to the WFCU Centre in Windsor on Thursday night. Two nights later, they’ll be in Barrie to take on the Colts before wrapping up a busy weekend on Sunday afternoon versus the streaking Sarnia Sting at the Sleeman Centre for a 2 pm start.
Guelph Storm 3 at Peterborough Petes 0 – Status: Final
Saturday, January 14, 2012 – Peterborough Memorial Centre
Guelph 1 0 2 – 3
Peterborough 0 0 0 – 0
1st Period-1, Guelph, Menard 15 (Pereira, Watling), 13:20 (SH). Penalties-Hatcher Pbo (high sticking), 6:01; Murduff Pbo (tripping), 11:09; Pedan Gue (check to the head), 13:03; Leslie Gue (high sticking), 14:33; Murduff Pbo (holding), 17:53.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Kosmachuk Gue (boarding), 4:32; Richard Gue (high sticking), 4:41; Bertuzzi Gue (fighting), 7:43; Pierog Pbo (fighting), 7:43; McNaughton Gue (tripping), 10:03; Quine Pbo (hooking), 12:32; Fitze Pbo (tripping), 13:37.
3rd Period-2, Guelph, Menard 16 (Finn, Pereira), 13:52 (PP). 3, Guelph, Mitchell 21 (Menard, Richard), 18:34 (EN). Penalties-Yogan Pbo (slashing), 4:11; Auger Gue (tripping), 10:23; McNaughton Gue (game misconduct), 12:39; Pierog Pbo (check from behind), 13:46; Seymour Pbo (game misconduct), 13:46.
Shots on Goal-Guelph 12-10-12-34. Peterborough 7-13-12-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Guelph 1 / 7; Peterborough 0 / 6.
Goalies-Guelph, Sparks 14-12-1-2 (32 shots-32 saves). Peterborough, Morrison 7-11-2-3 (33 shots-31 saves).
Referees-Mike Pryde (33), Scott Oakman (23).
Linesmen-Mike Hamilton (86), Jordan Browne (93).