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Game Preview: Guelph Storm at London Knights

The Guelph Storm travel to London on Wednesday to take on the Knights at 7:00pm at Budweiser Gardens.

The Storm are 7-1-1-1 in their last 10 games and have points in 8 straight heading into Wednesdays matchup. The London Knights are 8-2-0-0 in their last 10 games which includes a 5-3 loss to the Guelph Storm from last Friday night.

Both teams are 2-2-0-0 against one another this season with both teams scoring 11 goals for and 11 goals against in 4 games. Guelph comes into Wednesdays game in 6 place in the Western Conference with 67 points and are 2 points back of the Windsor Spitfires for 5th spot, while the London Knights are in 3rd in the West with 78 points and sit 1 points behind the first place Kitchener Rangers.

HEAD TO HEAD

2019-20 Regular Season
GUE 2-2-0-0 LDN 2-2-0-0
2018-19 Regular Season
GUE 4-1-0-1 LDN 2-3-1-0
Last Five Years
GUE 9-16-2-1 LDN 19-8-1-0
Last Five Years At Guelph Storm
GUE 5-7-1-1 LDN 9-4-1-0
Last Five Years At London Knights
GUE 4-9-1-0 LDN 10-4-0-0
Previous Meetings This Season
London 3 @ Guelph 5 (2020-02-21)
Guelph 3 @ London 1 (2020-02-11)
Guelph 2 @ London 4 (2020-01-26)
London 3 @ Guelph 1 (2019-12-08)
TOP SCORERS
Guelph Storm London Knights
(39-46-85)
(41-52-93)
(23-52-75)
(13-57-70)
(25-27-52)
(27-34-61)
(19-20-39)
(22-35-57)
(16-14-30)
(24-31-55)
LAST 5 GAMES
Guelph Storm London Knights
3 – 5 L @ Guelph (2020-02-21)
5 – 3 W v. London (2020-02-21)
4 – 2 W @ Windsor (2020-02-20)
4 – 2 W @ Ottawa (2020-02-17)
3 – 4 L @ Flint (2020-02-15)
MATCH UP
Guelph Storm London Knights
Season Record 30-19-2-5 38-15-1-1
Last 10 Games 7-1-1-1 8-2-0-0
Streak 3-0-0-0 0-1-0-0
Last Game 5-4 W vs Niagara (2020-02-23) Final 5-3 L @ Guelph (2020-02-21) Final
Home Record 17-9-1-1 19-7-1-0
Away Record 13-10-1-4 19-8-0-1
Goals For 192 235
Goals Against 173 173
Power Plays 38/208 (18.27%) 56/210 (26.67%)
Power Plays – Home 16/114 (14.04%) 30/107 (28.04%)
Power Plays – Away 22/94 (23.4%) 26/103 (25.24%)
Penalty Killing 35/192 (18.23%) 32/206 (15.53%)
Penalty Killing – Home 16/92 (82.61%) 13/99 (86.87%)
Penalty Killing – Away 19/100 (81%) 19/107 (82.24%)
Leading Rookie Bakanov (11-12-23) Steklov (2-5-7)
Most Penalty Minutes Pavel Gogolev Cole Tymkin
Team PIM/GM 8.4/56 10.8/55

Players to Watch

Guelph Storm – Danny Zhilkin

Drafted in the 1st round of the 2019 OHL Draft, Danny has gained confidence throughout the season with the Guelph Storm. Through 53 games this year Danny has 6 goals and 7 assists for 13 points. Last week Danny scored the shootout winner against the Soo Greyhounds, scored 1 assist against the London Knights on Friday night and added 1 goal and 2 assists in Sunday’s overtime win against the Niagara Icedogs.

London Knights – Ryan Merkley

Drafted by the Guelph Storm with the 1st overall pick in the 2016 OHL Draft, Ryan has constistanly put up fantastic offensive numbers in his OHL career. Merkley has 263 career OHL points in 241 games with the Guelph Storm, Peterborough Petes and London Knights. With Ryans 263 career OHL points he is currently 7th all time for most points by an OHL defenceman and is only 2 assists away from being 4th all time in career assists by a d man.

Upcoming Games

The Storm return to the Sleeman Centre on Friday night to take on the Erie Otters at 7:30pm for our annual TalkToday game with CMHAWW and Teachers Life. The Storm travel to Windsor on Saturday for an important playoff positioning game against the Spitfires at 7:05pm.

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