The Storm travelled to Kitchener for a rare Tuesday night match-up at the Aud. Trailing one heading into the third, they would give up four unaswered goals and the Rangers would take this one 6-2. Keegan Wilson got the start in net, but was relieved by Jason Da Silva early on in the third period. Final shots on net were 41-37 Rangers.
Justin Bailey and Brent Pederson each scored for the Rangers, one in the first period and one in the second, to give the home team a 2-0 lead. Jason Dickinson would cut the lead to one at 8:29 of the second. The Orangeville native had perfect positioning to pick up the rebound of a Matt Finn one-timer and bury it behind the Rangers netminder Joel Vienneau to give the Storm their first goal of the night. Tanner Richard looked to tie it up in the second as he scored a goal that appeared to go in off the shaft of his stick, but after a lengthy review, it was disallowed and the score remained 2-1. The Rangers would hold onto a one goal lead heading into the second intermission. Shots on goal in the second were 8-7 for the Storm.
The third period was all Kitchener as they came out of the gate hard scoring in the first minute of the final frame. Less then two minutes later, the Rangers would bury again this time Ben Fanelli found the back of the net with an end to end rush. Joshua Levo and Eric Ming would score the next two for the Rangers as the home team would take a dominating 6-1 lead eight minutes into the third period. Jason Dickinson scored the only other Storm goal beating Vienneau with a high backhander at 11:15 of the third. That is all the offence the Storm would muster as the Rangers would go on to win 6-2.
Final shots on goal were 41-37 for the Rangers. The three stars of the game all belonged to the Rangers as Tobias Rieder, Joshua Levo and Josh Sterk were named the first, second and third stars respectively.
The Storm look to rebound on Friday night as the Barrie Colts visit the Sleeman Centre. Game time is 7:30pm.
Guelph Storm 2 at Kitchener Rangers 6 – Status: Final
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 – Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
Guelph 0 1 1 – 2
Kitchener 1 1 4 – 6
1st Period-1, Kitchener, Bailey 9 (Meighan, Llewellyn), 7:54. Penalties-Ming Kit (charging), 15:27; Richard Gue (roughing), 16:11; Thomson Kit (roughing), 16:11.
2nd Period-2, Kitchener, Pedersen 5 (Sterk, Ming), 6:02. 3, Guelph, Dickinson 13 (Finn, McGinn), 8:29. Penalties-Schoenmakers Kit (tripping), 0:54; Kosmachuk Gue (cross checking), 2:02; Iafrate Kit (holding opp. stick), 9:09; Richard Gue (match-slew foot), 10:55; Harpur Gue (roughing), 16:35; Thomson Kit (unsportsmanlike cnd., roughing), 16:35.
3rd Period-4, Kitchener, Marcantuoni 5 (Corrado, Leivo), 0:42. 5, Kitchener, Fanelli 3 (Sterk, Murphy ), 1:42. 6, Kitchener, Leivo 20 (Rieder ), 7:30. 7, Kitchener, Ming 8 (Sterk, Pedersen), 7:59. 8, Guelph, Dickinson 14 (Mitchell), 11:15. Penalties-Marcantuoni Kit (tripping), 5:17; McNaughton Gue (roughing), 8:50; Thomson Kit (roughing), 8:50; McNaughton Gue (fight-inst. upon), 10:56; Pedan Gue (instigator, fighting, misc-instigating, game misc-second fight), 10:56; Thomson Kit (check to the head, instigator, fighting, misc-instigating), 10:56; Leivo Kit (cross checking), 12:51; Kosmachuk Gue (high sticking), 16:53; McEneny Kit (hooking), 18:37.
Shots on Goal-Guelph 12-8-17-37. Kitchener 18-7-16-41.
Power Play Opportunities-Guelph 0 / 7; Kitchener 0 / 4.
Goalies-Guelph, Wilson 6-11-1-2 (31 shots-26 saves); DaSilva 1-2-0-0 (10 shots-9 saves). Kitchener, Vienneau 16-12-2-4 (37 shots-35 saves).
Referees-Mike Cairns (34), Steve Picco (24).
Linesmen-Dustin McCrank (68), Tim Steen (75).