1995-96 Guelph Storm


66 GP – 45 W – 16 L – 5 T – 95 Pts – 0.720 Win %

Hamilton Spectator Trophy as OHL Regular Season Champions • Won Quarterfinals vs Niagara Falls (4-0) • Won Semifinal vs Belleville (4-1) • Lost in OHL Championship vs Peterborough (4-3)

Competed in Memorial Cup (4th Place) in Peterborough

Front Row (L-R): Dan Cloutier, Ange Verdone (Director), Todd Norman, Paul Brydges (Assistant Coach), Jeff Williams, Jim Rooney (President), Regan Stocco, Mike Kelly (General Manager), Ryan Risidore, E.J. McGuire (Head Coach), Jamie Wright, Ken Cook (Admin), Bryan McMullen

Second Row (L-R): Russ Hammond (Trainer), Mike Fedorko (Assistant Coach), Brian Miller (Athletic Therapist), Mike Vellinga, Mike Lankshear, Andrew Long, Chris Hajt, Joel Cort, Brian Wesenberg, Nick Bootland, Dwayne Hay, Phil Horner (Statistician), Wendy Rowlfe (Admin), Gerry Fraser (Admin)

Third Row (L-R): John Romeo (Assistant Trainer), Doug Pflug (Strength Coach), Jason Jackman, Bryan McKinney, Brian Willsie, Mike Pittman, Herbert Vasiljevs, Darryl McArthur, Andrew Clark, Willy Hill (Trainer Assistant), Kevin Rooney (Admin)

Also played for the Storm in 1995-96, but not in photo:

Andy Adams, Ryan Robichaud, Brett Thompson

YEAR IN REVIEW… 1995-96 marked another outstanding season for the club as they celebrated their fifth year in the league. Under new head coach E.J. McGuire, the Storm was once again a force to be reckoned with, capturing their second straight OHL regular season championship with a record of 45-16-5 and setting an OHL record with only 186 goals against. The team was successful once again in advancing to the OHL Finals where they lost in the seventh game of an exciting series against the Peterborough Petes. The team also earned a berth in their first Memorial Cup, where they were put out of the tournament with an 0-3 record.

Team Leaders:

Points: Herbert Vasilijevs – 67

Goals: Herbert Vasilijevs – 34

Assists: Jeff Williams – 49

Penalty Minutes: Ryan Risidore – 183


Wins: Andy Adams – 21

Goals Against Average: Dan Cloutier – 2.09

Save Percentage: N/A

Shutouts: Dan Cloutier – 2