Highway 7 rivalry back on the front burner

By Tony Saxon,

The Highway 7 rivalry might simmer on the back burner every now and then, but it doesn’t take much to get it back to a full boil.

This year it seems a post-goal celebration by the Rangers Jeremy Bracco last Monday in Kitchener is what cranked up the heat.

“I think there were some things happened in that last game with some disrespect on their end and our guys know it … there’s some certain individuals over there that play a certain way and do certain things after they score, but it’s a long year,” Storm coach Jarrod Skalde said Sunday as the two teams met again.

In that game, Bracco slid on one knee towards the Guelph bench and pumped his arm in celebration after he scored a goal.

“It’s Kitchener-Guelph so emotions are going to be high,” Skalde said.

In the first meeting between the two teams since that incident, Kitchener beat Guelph 3-2 Sunday afternoon at the Sleeman Centre.

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