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Game Preview: Saginaw Spirit at Guelph Storm

The Saginaw Spirit visit the Sleeman Centre on Friday night to face the Guelph Storm for their second matchup of the season.

The Storm are heading into this weekend of games on a 12 game point streak, posting a 11-0-0-1 record and have outscored their opponents 53-25 over that span. The Saginaw Spirit have won 5 of their last 7 games heading into Friday and are looking to catchup to the Guelph Storm in the Western Conference, as the Storm have 32 points while Saginaw has 30.

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HEAD TO HEAD

2019-20 Regular Season
SAG 0-1-0-0 GUE 1-0-0-0
2018-19 Regular Season
SAG 2-1-1-0 GUE 2-1-0-1
Last Five Years
SAG 7-7-2-1 GUE 10-6-0-1
Last Five Years At Saginaw Spirit
SAG 3-4-1-0 GUE 5-2-0-1
Last Five Years At Guelph Storm
SAG 4-3-1-1 GUE 5-4-0-0
Previous Meetings This Season
TOP SCORERS
Saginaw Spirit Guelph Storm
(12-28-40)
(13-24-37)
(12-18-30)
(8-25-33)
(3-23-26)
(12-7-19)
(15-10-25)
(10-7-17)
(6-12-18)
(7-9-16)
LAST 5 GAMES
Saginaw Spirit Guelph Storm
8 – 3 W @ Flint (2019-11-27)
3 – 0 W v. Sarnia (2019-11-22)
1 – 2 L @ Guelph (2019-11-16)
4 – 3 W v. Ottawa (2019-11-14)
MATCH UP
Saginaw Spirit Guelph Storm
Season Record 14-8-1-1 14-4-1-3
Last 10 Games 6-3-0-1 9-0-0-1
Streak 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0
Last Game 8-3 W @ Flint (2019-11-27) Final 3-1 W @ Mississauga (2019-11-27) Final
Home Record 8-5-0-1 8-2-1-1
Away Record 6-3-1-0 6-2-0-2
Goals For 96 83
Goals Against 81 60
Power Plays 22/104 (21.15%) 18/78 (23.08%)
Power Plays – Home 11/65 (16.92%) 7/44 (15.91%)
Power Plays – Away 11/39 (28.21%) 11/34 (32.35%)
Penalty Killing 16/93 (17.2%) 14/76 (18.42%)
Penalty Killing – Home 10/53 (81.13%) 6/41 (85.37%)
Penalty Killing – Away 6/40 (85%) 8/35 (77.14%)
Leading Rookie Cardwell (7-4-11) Bakanov (5-5-10)
Most Penalty Minutes DJ King Jacob Roach
Team PIM/GM 11/24 8.7/22

Players to Watch

Guelph Storm – Keegan Stevenson

Keegan Stevenson is having a great season thus far for the Storm as he has posted 10 goals and 17 points through 22 games for Guelph. Keegan is looking to improve on his numbers from his career high season last year and is on pace to do so in goals (19), assists (15) and points (34).

Saginaw Spirit – Cole Perfetti

The Whitby, ON native is having a strong start to his sophmore season for the Spirit and has posted 40 points through 24 games this season. Cole posted 37 goals and 37 assists for 74 points in his rookie season for the Spirit and contributed another 8 goals and 14 points in 16 playoff games. Perfetti is on pace for 30+ goals and 75+ assists for Saginaw and is looking like a potential lottery pick for the upcoming 2020 NHL entry draft.

Upcoming Games

The Storm head to Kitchener on Sunday December 1st for an afternoon game against the Rangers at 2:00pm. Guelph will then travel to Saginaw to face the Spirit in their rescheduled game on Wednesday December 4th at 7:05pm before they return home on Friday December 6th to face the Barrie Colts at 7:30pm. London visits the Sleeman Centre on Sunday December 8th at 2:00pm to wrap up a busy week for the Guelph Storm.

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