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The Guelph Storm Falls 5-1 to the Kitchener Rangers

Guelph Storm Falls to Kitchener Rangers

Date: January 17, 2024
Location: Sleeman Centre
Final Score: Kitchener Rangers 5, Guelph Storm 1

In a challenging Ontario Hockey League game, the Guelph Storm faced a significant defeat against the Kitchener Rangers with a final score of 5-1.

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Game Highlights:

  • First Period: The Rangers took an early lead with Swick scoring at 4:41. The momentum continued with Lam’s power-play goal at 8:53, followed by another goal from Swick at 11:35. The Storm faced penalties, including tripping and slashing, which hindered their performance.
  • Second Period: Guelph’s Luchanko opened the scoring for the Storm with a power-play goal at 0:50. However, Kitchener’s Motew and Romano quickly responded with goals at 1:38 and 7:45, respectively, extending the Rangers’ lead.
  • Third Period: The final period saw no scoring, but both teams faced penalties, including interference and holding.
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Key Players:

  • Jett Luchanko┬áscored the only goal for Guelph, marking his 14th point in 9 games.
  • Goalies Brayden Gillespie and Damian Slavik┬ácombined for 22 saves for Guelph.
  • Kitchener’s offense was led by Swick, Lam, and Motew.

Team Stats:

  • Shots on Goal: Kitchener 28, Guelph 19
  • Power Play Opportunities: Kitchener 1/4, Guelph 1/5
  • Goalies: Parsons (Kitchener) with 18 saves, Gillespie and Slavik (Guelph) with a combined 22 saves.
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Up Next:

The Guelph Storm will host the Flint Firebirds on January 19th for the fourth annual First Responders Night. Tickets are available online or at the Storm box office.

Fans can watch the upcoming game at various Storm Watch Network locations.

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