#StormCupTour stops in London

Ontario Hockey League

Two instrumental pieces of the Guelph Storm’s 2019 championship run grew up in the same London, Ont. neighbourhood.

OHL Playoff MVP Nick Suzuki and four-year Storm veteran and captain Isaac Ratcliffe had a chance to celebrate with the J. Ross Robertson Cup this past weekend in the Forest City, kicking off the Storm’s summer-long Robertson Cup road tour as each player will enjoy a day with the trophy.

Ratcliffe, who has four siblings, celebrated with family while dog Howie even had a chance to get into the Cup for a snapshot.

The 20-year-old, who signed a three-year entry level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers back in August 2017, rounded out his fourth season in Guelph with the second-most career goals (124) in franchise history. His 50 this past season made him the fifth Storm player to reach the half-century mark in a single season.

Childhood friend and London Jr. Knights Minor Midget teammate Nick Suzuki had his immediate family and grandparents on hand for a small celebration. Younger brother Ryan of the Barrie Colts, who is considered a top prospect ahead of the coming weekend’s NHL Draft, had a chance to take part.

A Montreal Canadiens prospect, Suzuki racked up 328 points (141-187–328) over four OHL seasons between Guelph and Owen Sound. His 42 points in the 2019 OHL Playoffs set a new Storm franchise record. He’s also the first player in OHL history to earn the League’s Most Sportsmanlike Player Award three years in a row.

The Championship Celebration Tour continues next weekend. Follow the Guelph Storm on Instagram at @guelph_storm_ohl for live coverage.

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