The Guelph Storm hosted the Oshawa Generals at the Sleeman Centre for their lone visit on Friday night. Donning retro blue jerseys in support of Jessica’ Footprint, the Storm played a spirited game, but fell short losing to the Generals by a score of 4-2.
Oshawa would get on board first when Christian Thomas would score as he fell to the ice to make it 1-0 Oshawa. With just under 10 seconds left in the third, Dorchester native Boone Jenner was left all alone at the side of the net and one timed a point pass from Valentine to give Oshawa a 2-0 lead heading into the second.
Boone Jenner captilized again in the second with the lone goal of the period. A missed rushing play by Sam Lofquist in the Storm end led to Jenner’s second of the game. Alain Berger picked off Lofquist’s break out attempt and passed it over to a wide open Jenner in front of the net. Jenner fired it past a helpless Foote for his ninth of the year and second of the game to give the Generals a 2-0 lead.
The third period was the best of the night for the home side as they outshot the visitors 21-6, badly outchanced them and outscored them 2-1. Both Storm markers came with the man advantage with newcomer Richard Panik picking up assists on the pair. Cody McNaughton scored his fourth of the season on the doorstep to cut the lead to 3-1. After Nicklas Jensen restored the three goal advantage, Lofquist scored on a long shot from Panik and McNaughton.
The Storm will look to snap out of their current slide on Sunday afternoon, but against the CHL’s top ranked Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, it won’t be an easy task. Tickets for Sunday’s contest at the Sleeman Centre are available online or by calling or visiting the Guelph Storm box office.
Oshawa Generals 4 at Guelph Storm 2 – Status: Final
Friday, December 3, 2010 – Sleeman Centre
Oshawa 2 1 1 – 4
Guelph 0 0 2 – 2
1st Period-1, Oshawa, Thomas 20 (Jenner), 10:31. 2, Oshawa, Jenner 8 (Valentine, Berger), 19:53. Penalties-Searle Gue (tripping), 2:48; Jenner Osh (hooking), 11:49.
2nd Period-3, Oshawa, Jenner 9 (Berger), 6:19 (SH). Penalties-Mitchell Gue (hooking), 2:30; Lessio Osh (tripping), 4:54; Tresham Gue (too many men), 8:15.
3rd Period-4, Guelph, McNaughton 4 (Panik, Finn), 9:13 (PP). 5, Oshawa, Jensen 9 (Brown, Andreoff), 10:46. 6, Guelph, Lofquist 3 (Panik, McNaughton), 13:31 (PP). Penalties-Sabourin Osh (tripping), 8:56; DeHart Osh (tripping), 13:27; Berger Osh (inter. on goaltender), 16:15; Brown Osh (hooking), 18:48.
Shots on Goal-Oshawa 17-15-6-38. Guelph 11-7-21-39.
Power Play Opportunities-Oshawa 0 / 3; Guelph 2 / 6.
Goalies-Oshawa, Bailie 6-3-1-1 (39 shots-37 saves). Guelph, Foote 7-9-3-1 (38 shots-34 saves).
Referees-Joel Washkurak (30), Jason Goldenberg (19).
Linesmen-Ryan Park (67), Ryan Wilson (54).