Saturday night in Sarnia at the RBC Centre, the Storm and Sting played a seesaw affair with the visitors prevailing 6-5 in overtime on Stephen Gaskin’s third of the season.
Trailing by a goal on two occasions including late in the third period, Guelph battled back each time eventually grabbing a 5-4 lead on Jason Dickinson’s first career goal with 5:49 remaining in regulation. The Storm looked to be in great shape up a single goal and up a man at 17:15 of the final frame when Anthony DeAngelo was whistled for hooking. The high-powered Sting attack spolied the party for Guelph with a shorthanded tally seconds later setting the stage for an exciting overtime.
One night after losing a one goal lead in the final twenty and falling in a shootout, Guelph wasn’t going to let it happen again. With just over one minute remaining in extra time, Zack Mitchell dished to Tanner Richard behind the net for a quick feed to a pinching Gaskin for the game winner. The win improves the Storm’s road record to an impressive 5-1-0-0.
Brandon Foote picked up the win in goal stopping 32 of 37 Sarnia shots. Scott Kosmachuk with a goal and an assist was the game’s first star while Frank Menard and Brock McGinn rounded out the goal scoring.
Next up for the Storm is an afternoon game tomorrow in Brampton. Next Friday night, the Storm will play the first of back-to-back home games against the Plymouth Whalers before hosting the Sudbury Wolves one night later.
Guelph Storm 6 (OT) at Sarnia Sting 5 – Status: End of Game
Saturday, November 5, 2011 – RBC Centre
Guelph 2 1 2 1 – 6
Sarnia 1 1 3 0 – 5
1st Period-1, Sarnia, Ritchie 4 (Sarault), 12:41. 2, Guelph, Menard 7 (Mitchell, Gaskin), 13:01 (SH). 3, Guelph, Kosmachuk 8 (Pereira, Leslie), 18:56 (PP). Penalties-Carnevale Sar (slashing), 2:37; Yakupov Sar (tripping), 5:15; McGinn Gue (charging), 6:27; Pedan Gue (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 12:41; Chiarlitti Sar (hooking), 17:44; Pereira Gue (10-min. misc.), 19:45; Nevins Sar (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 19:45; Ritchie Sar (10-min. misc.), 19:45.
2nd Period-4, Sarnia, Ritchie 5 (Sarault, Rensfeldt), 12:23 (PP). 5, Guelph, Watling 2 (Garlent), 12:51. Penalties-Luciani Sar (slashing), 2:25; Sarault Sar (slashing), 3:46; Mitchell Gue (inter. on goaltender), 11:56; Kosmachuk Gue (holding), 13:33; Gaskin Gue (slashing), 17:10.
3rd Period-6, Sarnia, Sarault 8 (Thompson, Basso), 9:58 (PP). 7, Sarnia, Alberga 3 11:25. 8, Guelph, McGinn 3 (Kosmachuk), 11:46. 9, Guelph, Dickinson 1 (Garlent), 13:01. 10, Sarnia, Hottot 8 (Thompson), 17:34 (SH). Penalties-Ritchie Sar (interference), 6:26; Leslie Gue (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 8:10; Pereira Gue (tripping), 8:10; DeAngelo Sar (hooking), 17:15.
OT Period-11, Guelph, Gaskin 3 (Richard, Mitchell), 3:43. Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Guelph 10-14-8-2-34. Sarnia 14-12-9-2-37.
Power Play Opportunities-Guelph 1 / 8; Sarnia 2 / 7.
Goalies-Guelph, Foote 2-1-1-0 (37 shots-32 saves). Sarnia, Hope 2-0-0-2 (29 shots-25 saves); Maxwell 10-2-0-1 (5 shots-3 saves).
Referees-Joel Washkurak (30), Matt Parlette (11).
Linesmen-Sean McLoughlin (59), Tyler Callander (94).