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Game Preview: Storm, Greyhounds meet in first match-up

After a big 3-1 victory over Highway Six rivals, the Owen Sound Attack, the Storm will look to keep things rolling when the play host to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

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For more information on Spyke’s Halloween Bash, click here.

The Storm (6-7-1-1, 5th Midwest) snapped a two-game losing streak on Friday night and will look to continue to trending upwards when the take on the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (9-5-1-0, 2nd West).

Despite dropping two of their past three games the Storm have seem to hit stride, earning seven of 10 points in their last five games. The offence has also come into form average just over four goals per game during that stretch.

Making their first of two appearances at the Sleeman Centre, the Greyhounds are in search to build momentum following an overtime win in London on Friday night.

The west is proving to be a tight race and both teams will be looking for a crucial two points in the Western Conference showdown.

Puck drop is slated for 2:00 PM.

Sunday’s game also features Spyke’s Halloween Bash and Skate with the Storm post-game.

Player Watch

  • Guelph Storm

A key piece of the Storm’s win on Friday night was goaltender Liam Herbst. The Etobicoke native was spectacular in his 41 save effort, allowing just one goal. In 11 games, Herbst has posted a 3.50 GAA and 0.901 save percentage with a 4-4-1-1 record. The overage goalie has one start against the Greyhounds in his career, falling 4-3 in OT back in 2014.

Coming off a two-goal night on Friday, Givani Smith has hit his stride dominating his competition every shift. The Toronto native has recording eight points in his last five games helping him take over the team lead in goals and points. In 12 games Smith has amassed seven goals and six assists for 13 points.

Second-year Isaac Ratcliffe is enjoying a career-best campaign, already surpassing his goal total from last year, the London native picked up an assist on Friday to tie his points total from last season. After recording 13 points in 46 games last season, it took the six-foot-six, 195-pound forward just 15 games to tie that total and is well on his way to blow those number away.

 

  • Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

The Greyhounds offence is led by overage forward Bobby MacIntyre. Through 15 games the Oshawa native has found the back of the net six times and added 17 assists for 23 points. Currently fifth in league scoring and second in assists, MacIntyre is set to destroy his career high’s set last year.

Sault Ste. Marie recently received a major boost to their offence when forward Blake Speers was returned by the New Jersey Devils after playing three games in the NHL. Held off the scoresheet on Friday night, Speers remains a major offensive threat with 181 points through 188 OHL games played.

Second-year Morgan Frost is off to an impressive sophomore season. Through 15 games the Aurora native has six goals and five assists for 11 points, his six goals are just one shy of his seven scored last season. Frost is no stranger to the Storm recording four points in four games during last year’s series.

GAME NOTES

  • The Storm and the Greyhounds meet for the first of four times this season
  • Nic Sicoly is a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
  • Sunday is also Spyke’s annual “Halloween Bash,” allowing young Storm fans attending the game to join Spyke in wearing a Halloween costume! (For more information, click here.)
  • Skate with the Storm is on Sunday as well, allowing fans to bring their helmets and skates to join their favourite Storm players for some fun following the game!
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