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Game Preview: Guelph Storm vs. Saginaw Spirit

The Guelph Storm take on the Saginaw Spirit on a rare Wednesday night game at the Sleeman Centre, puck drops at 7:00pm.

The Guelph Storm and Saginaw Spirit will take each other on for the 3rd time this season as both teams have wins in extra time from earlier this season. Guelph won 6-5 in OT back in September and Saginaw beat the Storm 5-4 in a shootout back in November.

Both of these teams have stacked up since their last meeting by making multiple moves by the trade deadline. Saginaw is heading into the game in 3rd place in the Western Conference with 64 points and the Guelph Storm are in 4th place in the Western Conference with 59 points. Both will be fighting each other for a higher playoff seed heading into the final stretch of the regular season.

Fans can purchase tickets either in-person at the Sleeman Centre Box Office, by calling (519) 837-9690 or online at ticketmaster.com here.

HEAD TO HEAD

2018-19 Regular Season
SAG 1-0-1-0 GUE 1-0-0-1
2017-18 Regular Season
SAG 1-2-1-0 GUE 3-1-0-0
Last Five Years
SAG 7-8-2-1 GUE 11-6-0-1
Last Five Years At Saginaw
SAG 3-6-1-0 GUE 7-2-0-1
Last Five Years At Guelph
SAG 4-2-1-1 GUE 4-4-0-0
Previous Meetings This Season
TOP SCORERS
Saginaw Guelph
(27-31-58)
(24-43-67)
(13-37-50)
(23-31-54)
(15-32-47)
(34-19-53)
(18-25-43)
(24-27-51)
(22-21-43)
(19-20-39)
LAST 5 GAMES
Saginaw Guelph
3 – 5 L @ Ottawa (2019-01-27)
2 – 3 L @ Erie (2019-01-26)
6 – 2 W v. Erie (2019-01-19)
MATCH UP
Saginaw Guelph
Season Record 30-13-2-2 25-13-5-4
Last 10 Games 8-2-0-0 6-2-2-0
Streak 0-1-0-0 0-0-1-0
Last Game 5-3 L @ Ottawa (2019-01-27) Final 3-2 L @ Erie (2019-01-26) Final
Home Record 18-5-1-1 16-5-1-1
Away Record 12-8-1-1 9-8-4-3
Goals For 192 197
Goals Against 151 164
Power Plays 41/162 (25.3%) 48/193 (24.9%)
Power Plays – Home 22/85 (25.9%) 26/96 (27.1%)
Power Plays – Away 19/77 (24.7%) 22/97 (22.7%)
Penalty Killing 30/160 (81.3%) 36/170 (78.8%)
Penalty Killing – Home 15/87 (82.8%) 19/76 (75%)
Penalty Killing – Away 15/73 (79.5%) 17/94 (81.9%)
Leading Rookie Perfetti (19-21-40) Chayka (3-6-9)
Most Penalty Minutes Reilly Webb Isaac Ratcliffe
Team PIM/GM 8.4/47 9.7/47

Players to Watch

Wednesday’s game will feature 19 players that have been drafted to NHL clubs.

Guelph Storm

The Guelph Storm have 11 players that have been drafted to NHL teams including: C – Cam Hillis (MTL – 3rd Round), C – Nick Suzuki (VGK – 1st Round – Traded to MTL), RW – MacKenzie Entwistle (ARI – 3rd Round – Traded to CHI), RW – Alexey Toropchenko (STL – 4th Round), C – Liam Hawel (DAL – 4th Round), RW – Nate Schnarr (ARI – 3rd Round), LW – Isaac Ratcliffe (PHI – 2nd Round), D – Dmitri Samorukov (EDM – 3rd Round), D – Sean Durzi (TOR – 2nd Round – Traded to LA), D – Markus Phillips (LA – Round 4) and D – Fedor Gordeev (TOR – 5th Round).

Saginaw Spirit

The Saginaw Spirit have 8 players that have been drafted that include: C – Brady Gilmour (DET – 7th Round), LW – Blade Jenkins (NYI – 5th Round), RW – Owen Tippett (FLA – 1st Round), C – Ryan McLeod (EDM – 2nd Round), C – Damien Giroux (MIN – 5th Round), D – Bode Wilde (NYI – 2nd Round), D – Reilly Webb (DET – 6th Round) and G – Ivan Prosvetov (ARI – 4th Round).

Upcoming Games

The Guelph Storm will head to Ottawa take on the 67’s on Friday February 1st at 7:00pm, and then will take on the Frontenacs at 7:00pm on Saturday February 2nd in Kingston. The next home game for the Storm is Friday February 8th against the Sarnia Sting at the Sleeman Centre.

Fans can purchase tickets either in-person at the Sleeman Centre Box Office, by calling (519) 837-9690 or online at ticketmaster.com here.

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