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Game Preview: Storm, Attack set for second of home-and-home

After falling 5-2 to the Owen Sound Attack, the Guelph Storm will have an opportunity to quickly bounce back when the Storm host their Highway Six rivals for the second of a home-and-home series on Friday night.

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Chapter three of the Highway Six rivalry takes place Friday night when the Owen Sound Attack (7-6-0-0, 4th Midwest) make their first trip to the Sleeman Centre to battle the Guelph Storm (5-7-1-1, 5th Midwest).

 

The Strom lost their last outing 5-2 giving up three goals in the third period and will look to bounce back and regain the season series lead over the Attack.

 

Owen Sound will look to build some momentum coming off their last win as they try to climb their way up the Western Conference standings.

 

Puck drop is slated for 7:30 PM.

 

Player Watch

  • Guelph Storm

Veteran forward James McEwan was one of the lone bright spots for Guelph in Wednesday’s game, recording two assists in the 5-2 loss. The Storm’s leading scorer from last season has three points in two games against Owen Sound this season and will look to stay hot after recording three points in his last two games overall.

 

Storm Forward Matt Hotchkiss has been one of Guelph’s largest offensive threats this season. With 11 points in 14 games, this season Hotchkiss is second only to Issac Ratcliffe in team scoring. His team-leading six goals include a goal in each of the first two games against Owen Sound this year.

 

Guelph rookie forward Albert Michnac has really enjoyed playing Owen Sound so far this season, recording two goals and an assist in the first two games of the highway six rivalry. Along with being one of the two goal scorers in Wednesdays 5-2 loss, Michnac recorded his first career goal and point against Owen Sound in a Guelph win earlier this season.

 

  • Owen Sound Attack

Attack Rookie Maksim Sushko will look to continue his strong start to his rookie season Friday night, in his first 12 games this season he has six goals and five assists for 11 points. The 17-year-old from Belarus was one of five different goal scorers for Owen Sound on Wednesday night, opening the scoring with a shorthanded goal in the first period.

 

Overage defenceman Santino Centorame has had a strong start to his fifth OHL Season, tied for the team lead in defenceman points with seven in 13 games. The 20-year-old blueliner has been a thorn in the side of the Storm lately with eight points in his last 10 games against the Storm, including two points in two games this season.

 

Sophomore center Nick Suzuki is looking to continue building off of his strong rookie campaign which saw him score 20 goals and record 38 points in 63 games. Well on his way to surpassing those totals this season, Suzuki is tied for third in team scoring with 11 points in 13 games. One of those points came on Wednesday night when Suzuki added the exclamation point to a 5-2 Attack win with an empty-net goal in the third period.

 

Last Matchup: Guelph 2 @ Owen Sound 5

October 26 game sheet.

Game Notes

 

  • Friday night’s game will mark the third meeting of the year between the Attack and the Storm and the back end of a home and home between the two teams.
  • The Storm are looking to continue their strong play, after collecting 5 of 8 possible points in their last 4 games
  • The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds are in town this Sunday weekend, giving Storm fans the chance to take advantage of the Weekend Pass ticket deal! With any ticket purchase for Friday’s game against Owen Sound, you can add a $12 ticket to see the Greyhounds make their lone trip to Guelph! For more information or to order your tickets, call (519) 837-9690. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Upcoming events…

  • Join Spyke and Stormy for their annual Halloween Bash at the Sleeman Centre when your Guelph Storm host the Soo Greyhounds on Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 pm. Then after the game hit the ice again for a free Skate With the Storm! (For more information, click here.)

 

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