Storm fall to Rangers
On Tuesday night the Storm travelled to Kitchener to take on the Rangers for the last time this season. Patrick Watling would score the first of the game and give the Storm a 1-0 lead early in the second, but it was all Kitchener after that as the Storm would surrender five unanswered and fall to the Rangers by a score of 5-1.
After a scoreless first, Patrick Watling would find the back of the net just over six minutes into the second frame. Tyler Bertuzzi beat a pinching Rangers defenceman to the puck along the side boards and skated the puck in toward the net. He fired a hard wrist shot that was stoped by Rangers goaltender John Gibson, but Patrick Watling was on the doorstep to bury the puck into the open net. The Storm would take a 1-0 lead, their first and last of the night. Rangers forward Tobias Reider would counter less then a minute later to tie the game at one. Michael Cattenacci won a battle along the boards and passed the puck out to Tobias Rieder. Open in the slot, Rieder fired a shot that beat Garret Sparks low on the blocker side to tie the game up at one. The teams would head to the dressing room even at one. Shots on goal in the second were 18-10 for the Storm.
The third period belonged to the Rangers as they would score four times, including two with the man advantage. Radek Faksa, Tobias Rieder, Cody Sol and Michael Catenacci were the goal scorers for the Rangers in the third. The Storm fired seven shots at Gibson throughout the period and couldn’t find the back of the net as the Rangers would take this match 5-1.
The Storm failed to capitalize with the man advantage and went 0/7 while the Rangers scored twice and went 2/8. Final shots on net were 38-35 for the Rangers.
With the loss tonight, the Storm remain in 7th with 60 points. They are currently six points behind the Saginaw Spirit and tied with the Windsor Spitfires. The Storm are back in action on Thursday night as they head to London to take on the Knights. The Knights return the favour the following night as they travel to the Roal City on Friday for a 7:30pm start. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Guelph Storm Box Office at 519-837-9690.
Guelph Storm 1 at Kitchener Rangers 5 – Status: Final
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 – Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
Guelph 0 1 0 – 1
Kitchener 0 1 4 – 5
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Thomson Kit (hooking), 1:02; Auger Gue (interference), 3:01; Kosmachuk Gue (slashing), 9:43; Dickinson Gue (check to the head), 17:28; Rieder Kit (hooking), 20:00.
2nd Period-1, Guelph, Watling 6 (Bertuzzi, Auger), 13:43. 2, Kitchener, Rieder 37 (Thomson, Catenacci), 14:10. Penalties-Lorentz Kit (check from behind), 4:27; Bertuzzi Gue (slashing), 7:18; Randell Kit (high sticking), 7:52; Sol Kit (delay of game), 16:43; Pedan Gue (high sticking), 19:30.
3rd Period-3, Kitchener, Faksa 24 (Catenacci, Rieder ), 0:33 (PP). 4, Kitchener, Rieder 38 (Catenacci, Thomson), 5:23. 5, Kitchener, Sol 14 11:30. 6, Kitchener, Catenacci 25 (Sol, Rieder ), 13:20 (PP). Penalties-Ming Kit (high sticking), 9:29; Nichol Gue (cross checking), 12:54; Turcotte Gue (check from behind), 12:54; Faksa Kit (interference), 16:04; Menard Gue (cross checking), 18:21.
Shots on Goal-Guelph 10-18-7-35. Kitchener 15-10-13-38.
Power Play Opportunities-Guelph 0 / 7; Kitchener 2 / 8.
Goalies-Guelph, Sparks 24-23-1-3 (38 shots-33 saves). Kitchener, Gibson 18-9-0-0 (35 shots-34 saves).
Referees-Joel Washkurak (30), Matt Parlette (11).
Linesmen-Chad Drown (51), Ryan Wilson (54).