Guelph, Ont. – Hwy. 7 Rivalry Game 2
After a tough OT loss against the Kitchener Rangers, the Guelph Storm looked to bounce back and even out the Hwy. 7 rivalry. With a total attendance of 2872, the Guelph Storm lost a hard-fought battle 5-4.
The first period was controlled by the Storm. Midway through the first, the scoring began with two fast goals. Sasha Pastujov opened the scoring from Marko Sikic. Not long after Braeden Bowman delivered his second career OHL goal from Cam Allen and Michael Buchinger.
The Kitchener Rangers fought back in the second. With two early second-period goals by Joseph Serpa from Carson Rehkoph and Arber Xhekaj. Followed by another Kitchener goal by Francesco Pinelli from Arber Xhekaj. Sasha Pastujov came through with his second goal of the game to regain the Storm lead. Closing out the second period with a score of 3-2.
The third period went to the Kitchener Rangers. With another two quick goals, the third-period scoring was opened by Camera Mercer from Mitchell Martin and Reid Valade. Shortly after Roman Schmidt was able to give Kitchener the lead with the help of mike Petizian and Carson Rehkopf. With his third goal of the game, Sasha Pastujov was able to tie the game with the help of Daniil Chayka. A last-minute Kitchener goal decided the game. Justin Nolet was able to secure a Ranger win with the help of Joseph Serpa and Arber Xhekaj.
With two games next week, the Storm will need to be at their best to edge out the rest. The Guelph Storm are on the road for a date with the Owen Sound Attack on Wednesday, October 13th at 7:00pm. Two days later the Guelph Storm will return home for a visit from the Soo Greyhounds on Friday, October 15th for a 7:30pm puck drop. This will be the first came back at the Sleeman Centre with 100% capacity. Tickets are available online at https://tickets.guelphstorm.com
Kitchener Rangers 5 at Guelph Storm 4 – Status: End of Game
Saturday, October 9, 2021 – Sleeman Centre
Kitchener 0 2 3 – 5
Guelph 2 1 1 – 4
1st Period-1, Guelph, Pastujov 1 (Sikic), 10:01. 2, Guelph, Bowman 2 (Buchinger, Allen), 11:41 (PP). Penalties-Swick Kit (check to the head), 10:17; Arber Xhekaj Kit (roughing, unsportsmanlike cnd.), 20:00.
2nd Period-3, Kitchener, Joseph Serpa 2 (Rehkopf, Arber Xhekaj), 4:36. 4, Kitchener, Pinelli 2 (Arber Xhekaj), 5:26 (PP). 5, Guelph, Pastujov 2 (Chayka, Zhilkin), 15:13. Penalties-Papais Gue (blindsiding), 5:25; Rehkopf Kit (cross checking), 9:17; Arber Xhekaj Kit (roughing), 19:01; Pastujov Gue (roughing), 19:01; Reid Valade Kit (misc-usc), 20:00; Walker Gue (misc-usc), 20:00.
3rd Period-6, Kitchener, Mercer 1 (Martin, Reid Valade), 13:42. 7, Kitchener, Schmidt 2 (Mike Petizian, Rehkopf), 17:00. 8, Guelph, Pastujov 3 (Chayka), 17:45. 9, Kitchener, Nolet 1 (Joseph Serpa, Arber Xhekaj), 18:58. Penalties-Zhilkin Gue (delay of game), 2:45; Martin Kit (holding), 5:21; Poitras Gue (holding), 5:21; Allen Gue (delay of game), 11:07.
Shots on Goal-Kitchener 7-7-15-29. Guelph 9-15-7-31.
Power Play Opportunities-Kitchener 1 / 3; Guelph 1 / 4.
Goalies-Kitchener, Parsons 1-0-0-0 (31 shots-27 saves). Guelph, Bennett 0-1-1-0 (29 shots-24 saves).
Timeouts — TV Timeout 00:45 @11:42, TV Timeout 00:45 @11:07, Timeout 00:45 Guelph@17:41, Timeout 00:45 Guelph@17:41
Referees-Mike Cairns (34), Ryan Hutchison (20).
Linesmen-Dustin McCrank (68), Dave Pfohl (96).