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Game Preview: Barrie Colts at Guelph Storm

The Barrie Colts visit the Sleeman Centre on Friday night as they take on the Guelph Storm at 7:30pm. Friday’s game is the annual Books for Kids event sponsored by GuelphToday.

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Guelph is entering Friday’s game in 3rd place in the Western Conference after defeating the Saginaw Spirit 3-2 in a shootout on Wednesday night. The Storm recently had their 13 game point streak snapped by the Bulldogs last weekend, but have won 2 of 3 since and are an impressive 13-1-0-1 in their past 15 games.

The Barrie Colts are sitting in 5th place in the Eastern Conference after losing to the Flint Firebirds last night. Barrie has lost their previous 2 road games being outscored 8-6 heading into Guelph on Friday evening. This is the first and only game Barrie visits the Sleeman Centre, with Guelph playing in Barrie on New Year’s Eve later this month.

HEAD TO HEAD

2019-20 Regular Season
BAR 0-0-0-0 GUE 0-0-0-0
2018-19 Regular Season
BAR 1-1-0-0 GUE 1-1-0-0
Last Five Years
BAR 3-3-2-0 GUE 5-3-0-0
Last Five Years At Barrie Colts
BAR 3-0-1-0 GUE 1-3-0-0
Last Five Years At Guelph Storm
BAR 0-3-1-0 GUE 4-0-0-0
Previous Meetings This Season
TOP SCORERS
Barrie Colts Guelph Storm
(17-19-36)
(14-24-38)
(15-13-28)
(8-28-36)
(9-17-26)
(12-7-19)
(5-18-23)
(7-10-17)
(6-12-18)
(10-7-17)
LAST 5 GAMES
Barrie Colts Guelph Storm
2 – 5 L v. Flint (2019-12-05)
3 – 2 W @ Saginaw (2019-12-04)
2 – 3 L @ Sudbury (2019-11-29)
MATCH UP
Barrie Colts Guelph Storm
Season Record 13-9-1-1 16-5-1-3
Last 10 Games 5-4-1-0 8-1-0-1
Streak 0-1-0-0 1-0-0-0
Last Game 5-2 L vs Flint (2019-12-05) Final 3-2 W @ Saginaw (2019-12-04) Final SO
Home Record 8-5-0-0 9-2-1-1
Away Record 5-4-1-1 7-3-0-2
Goals For 90 92
Goals Against 90 66
Power Plays 20/99 (20.2%) 21/86 (24.42%)
Power Plays – Home 11/53 (20.75%) 9/48 (18.75%)
Power Plays – Away 9/46 (19.57%) 12/38 (31.58%)
Penalty Killing 29/133 (21.8%) 14/84 (16.67%)
Penalty Killing – Home 18/72 (75%) 6/43 (86.05%)
Penalty Killing – Away 11/61 (81.97%) 8/41 (80.49%)
Leading Rookie Clarke (0-9-9) Bakanov (6-6-12)
Most Penalty Minutes Tyler Tucker Jacob Roach
Team PIM/GM 15.7/24 8.4/25

Players to Watch

Guelph Storm – Cooper Walker

Drafted in the 5th round of the 2019 OHL Priority Draft, Cooper Walker has been on a role as of late for the Storm picking up 7 points in his last 9 games. Cooper has had a couple of multi-assist games in November and scored his first career OHL goal against the Saginaw Spirit on Wednesday December 4th.

Barrie Colts – Tyson Foerster

Tyson finished his rookie season with 10 goals, 13 assists for 23 points for the Barrie Colts last year. This season, the former 3rd round draft pick has already set new career highs in goals (17), assists (19) and points with 36 in only 24 games played.

 Upcoming Events

Friday December 6th – Books for Kids Event

GuelphToday is teaming up with the Guelph Storm for a great cause on Friday at the annual Books For Kids event.

GuelphToday volunteers will be collecting donated new children’s books at the Sleeman Centre as fans arrive to watch the Storm take on the Barrie Colts. Those books will be given to the Salvation Army and distributed through their annual hamper program.

This is the third year that GuelphToday has held the popular event, helping distribute over 2,000 books in the community.

Books will be collected at the main entrance to the rink prior to the game.

Sunday December 8th – Holiday Toy Drive

Sunday’s game on December 8th at 2:00 pm when the London Knights visit the Sleeman Centre will feature our annual Holiday Toy Drive in support of the Salvation Army and proudly sponsored by Zehrs®.

Zehrs® in partnership with the Guelph Storm are rewarding fans that support the Salvation Army by donating a new unwrapped toy for local families during the holiday season. Each fan who donates an unwrapped toy (or makes a $2 cash donation) will receive a ‘Chuck-A-Puck’ to participate in the second intermission puck toss for a chance to win one of three great prizes!

New toys can be donated inside Gate 6. Prizes for the puck toss in support of the Salvation Army include a $100 gift card for Spyke’s Sports, a team autographed jersey and a team autographed collector’s stick!

Over the last three seasons, over 1,000 toys have been generously donated by Storm fans.

For fans that want to support this wonderful holiday season cause but are unable to attend Sunday’s game, you can drop off a new unwrapped toy at one of four local Zehrs® stores in Guelph (124 Clair Road East, 297 Eramosa Road, 160 Kortright Road West or 1045 Paisley Road East).

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Upcoming Games

The Storm wrap up their week(end) of games with the London Knights on Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm at the Sleeman Centre. Guelph will then travel to Owen Sound to face the Attack on Tuesday December 10th at 7:00pm before heading into a busy 3 in 3 weekend with Windsor visiting the Sleeman Centre on Friday and Kitchener on Saturday afternoon. The Storm finish their busy weekend with a 6:05pm game against the Oshawa Generals on Sunday December 15th.

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