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Game 4 Playoff Preview: Guelph Storm vs. Kitchener Rangers

The Guelph Storm head to Kitchener tonight for game 4 of the Western Conference Quarter Finals, puck drop is at 7:00pm at The Aud.

The Storm take a 3-0 series lead into Kitchener tonight at The Aud as these two division rivals play game 4 of their Western Conference Quarter Finals.

Winning game 1 by a score of 4-2, the Storm jumped out to a 3-0 lead early and held onto it heading into the third period. The Rangers didn’t quit and were able to make the game close, by scoring two quick goals, but it would be MacKenzie Entwistle who would seal the win for the Storm with an empty netter.

Game 2 was complete domination by the Storm, as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first period and added another 3 unanswered goals to win game 2 by a score of 7-0. Anthony Popovich earned his first career playoff shutout in the win.

Game 3 was a back and forth game for the two teams, as Guelph and Kitchener were tied 1-1 after the 1st period. The 2nd period was a scoring frenzy, as Guelph scored 4 goals and Kitchener added 2 goals to bring the score to 5-3 heading into the final period. In the 3rd, Dmitri Samorukov scored into the empty net to give the Guelph Storm a 6-3 win and a commanding 3-0 series lead.

HEAD TO HEAD

2019 Playoffs
GUE 3-0-0-0 KIT 0-3-0-0
2018 Playoffs
GUE 2-4-0-0 KIT 4-2-0-0
Last Five Years
GUE 5-4-0-0 KIT 4-5-0-0
Last Five Years At Guelph
GUE 4-1-0-0 KIT 1-4-0-0
Last Five Years At Kitchener
GUE 1-3-0-0 KIT 3-1-0-0
Previous Meetings This Season
TOP SCORERS
Guelph Kitchener
(2-7-9)
(2-3-5)
(0-2-2)
(3-2-5)
(2-3-5)
(1-1-2)
(1-0-1)
LAST 5 GAMES
Guelph Kitchener
3 – 6 L v. Guelph (2019-03-26)
0 – 7 L @ Guelph (2019-03-24)
2 – 4 L @ Guelph (2019-03-22)
MATCH UP
Guelph Kitchener
Season Record 3-0-0-0 0-3-0-0
Last 10 Games 3-0-0 0-3-0
Streak 3-0-0 0-3-0
Last Game 6-3 W @ Kitchener (2019-03-26) Final 6-3 L vs Guelph (2019-03-26) Final
Home Record 2-0-0-0 0-1-0-0
Away Record 1-0-0-0 0-2-0-0
Goals For 17 5
Goals Against 5 17
Power Plays 4/10 (40%)
Power Plays – Home 3/7 (42.9%)
Power Plays – Away 1/3 (33.3%)
Penalty Killing 4/10 (60%)
Penalty Killing – Home 1/3 (66.7%)
Penalty Killing – Away 3/7 (57.1%)
Leading Rookie Xhekaj (0-0-0)
Most Penalty Minutes Alexey Toropchenko Jonathan Yantsis
Team PIM/GM 8/3 9.3/3

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Guelph Storm

Nate Schnarr had an incredible regular season for the Storm finishing with 34 goals and 68 assists for 102 points in 65 games. Through the first 3 games of the playoff series against the Rangers, Nate is continuing his strong regular season play with 2 goals and 7 assists for 9 points.

Kitchener Rangers

After scoring a combined 8 goals in two season with Kitchener, Jonathan Yantsis scored 50 goals during the regular season for the Rangers and led the team in goals scored. During the playoffs he has scored 2 goals in 3 games, and will need to continue his goals scoring ability to keep Kitchener in the series.

UPCOMING GAMES

If the Storm win tonight’s game, they advance to the second round. Check back to guelphstorm.com for a schedule and to purchase tickets.

If Kitchener wins game 4 tonight, the series will continue with game #5 on Friday March 29th in Guelph at 7:30pm. If game #5 is necessary, tickets will go on sale ONLINE only tonight at tickets.guelphstorm.com. Tickets can be purchased tomorrow morning in person at the Guelph Storm Box Office or by calling 519-837-9690 starting at 10am.

***Please note the Storm Office/Box Office has changed locations and can now be accessed at 50 Woolwich St. down the hall from the Sleeman Centre Box Office.***

 

 

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