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Top Storm Team Challenge 1997-98 vs. 2019-20

To kick off our 30th Anniversary Season, we are asking fans to choose the greatest Storm team of all time!

We are onto Round #2 of our challenge.

Today’s match up pairs the 1997-98 Storm squad against the 2019-20 one.

Vote below for the team you think should advance to the next round.

Guelph Storm 1997-98

Record: 42-17-1-0, 91 pts (1st OHL)

J. Ross Robertson Cup winners as OHL Champions

Top Scorers: Brian Willsie (76 pts), Andrew Long (69 pts), Nick Bootland (60 pts)

Top Goalie: Chris Madden– Record: 33-11-3-0 GAA 2.73 SV% 0.917 SO 4

NHL Draft Picks: Manny Malhotra – NYR (1998) Rd: 1 (#7), Kent McDonnell – DET (1999) Rd: 6 (#181), Matt Lahey – WSH (1996) Rd: 5 (#126), Andrew Long – FLA (1996) Rd: 5 (#129), Brian McGratton – LA (1999) Rd: 4 (#104), Ryan Davis – BUF (1996) Rd: 6 (#142), Brian Willsie – COL (1996) Rd: 6 (#146), Nick Bootland – DAL (1996) Rd: 9 (#220), Dusty Jamieson – MTL (1999) Rd: 5 (#136), Eric Beaudoin – TB (1998) Rd: 4 (#92), Chris Hajt – EDM (1996) Rd: 2 (#32), Mike Vellinga – CHI (1996) Rd: 7 (#184), Kevin Mitchell – CGY (1998) Rd: 9 (#234), Ian Forbes – PHI (1998) Rd: 2 (#51), Chris Madden – CAR (1998) Rd: 4 (#97)

Playoffs: 1st Round Win vs. Sudbury (4 games) 2nd Round win vs. Plymouth (4 games), 3rd Round Win vs. Ottawa (5 games)

OHL Champions

Stats and Roster

Guelph Storm 2019-20

Record: 32-23-3-5, 72 pts (6th in Western Conference)

Top Scorers: Pavel Gogolev (96 pts), Cam Hillis (83 pts), Eric Uba (58 pts)

Top Goalie: Nico Daws– Record: 23-8-3-3 GAA 2.48 SV% 0.924 SO 5

NHL Draft Picks: Cam HillisMTL (2018) Rd: 3 (#66), Martin Has  – WSH (2019) Rd: 5 (#153), Fedor Gordeev – MIN TR. (2019)

Playoffs: Cancelled (COVID-19)

Awards: Nico Daws – Jim Rutherford OHL Goaltender of the Year

Stats and Roster

Who do you think is the better team?

Total Votes: 46

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