Brendan Zwambag, Guelphstorm.com
The Guelph Storm’s top scorers carried them back to the win column on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
Five of Guelph’s top six forwards put forth multi-point efforts in a 6-3 win over the Owen Sound Attack.
Jason Dickinson led the way with two goals and two assists and it was his line that got the Storm a quick lead in the seventh minute of play.
Scott Kosmachuk opened the scoring at the 7:15 mark and Dickinson followed on the same shift with a goal 17 seconds later.
Both were odd-man rushes, as Brock McGinn set up Kosmachuk for a tap-in on a two-on-one and then fed Dickinson for a blocker side wrister on a three-on-two.
Kerby Rychel dragged the puck around his defender and fired a wrist shot low-glove on Attack goaltender Jack Flinn to give Guelph a 3-0 lead after the first.
Owen Sound made a game of it, as Holden Cook scored the lone goal of the second period and Kyle Hope cut the lead to one early in the third.
But Guelph’s top guns proved to be too much for the Attack.
Dickinson responded with his second of the game at the 5:32 mark, potting a rebound after Flinn stopped a Kosmachuk wraparound attempt.
Robby Fabbri scored from the side of the net after receiving a beatiful spin-o-rama pass from Zack Mitchell on the powerplay.
Once again, Hope gave the Attack some hope with his second of the night on a powerplay with more than eight minutes remaining.
But Kosmachuk crushed any dreams of a comeback, burying his 42nd of the season on a drop pass from Dickinson.
While the Dickinson-McGinn-Kosmachuk line combined for ten points, Fabbri continued his dominance over Owen Sound.
In six games against the Attack this season, the draft eligible centreman has seven goals and four assists.
Since joining the Storm in a trade, Rychel has recorded two points in each game against the Attack.
Matt Mancina played well, stopping 33 shots between the Storm pipes.
Captain Matt Finn chipped in with an assist and rookie defenceman Garrett McFadden notched one in his old home arena from minor hockey.
Guelph plays four more games on the road in the next eight days, beginning in North Bay on Thursday.
Storm 6, Attack 3
1-0 GUE Kosmachuk (41) (McGinn, Dickinson) 7:15
2-0 GUE Dickinson (22) (McGinn, McFadden) 7:42
3-0 GUE Rychel (28) (Fabbri) 14:57
Penalties – Brack OS (Fighting) 9:19, Pierog GUE (Fighting) 9:19, Gabor OS (Tripping) 9:56, Trojanovic GUE (Holding) 11:57, Gabor OS (Hooking) 17:12
3-1 OS Cook (25) (Gabriel, Schemitsch) 17:02 PP
Penalties – Leslie GUE (Slashing) 1:34, Sharipzyanov OS (Fighting) 4:38, Rychel GUE (Fighting) 4:38, Rychel GUE (Instigator) 4:38, Rychel GUE (Misconduct – Instigator) 4:38, Kosmachuk GUE (Hooking) 16:25, Fabbri GUE (10 Minute Misconduct) 16:25
3-2 OS Hope (16) 1:54
4-2 GUE Dickinson (23) (Kosmachuk, Finn) 5:32
5-2 GUE Fabbri (39) (Rychel, Mitchell) 10:25 PP
5-3 OS Hope (17) (Rose) 11:28 PP
6-3 GUE Kosmachuk (42) (Dickinson, McGinn) 17:47
Penalties – Cook OS (Holding) 9:36, Stevens GUE (Hooking) 10:59
Shots GUE 14-10-9 – 33 OS 14-10-12 – 36
Goalies GUE Mancina (14-5-1-1) 33-36 OS Flinn (1-9-1-2) 27-33
Powerplay GUE – 1-3 OS – 2-5
1. Dickinson, GUE
2. Hope, OS
3. Rychel, GUE