Game Preview: Guelph Storm vs. Owen Sound Attack
The Owen Sound Attack visit the Sleeman Centre on Friday night for their last visit of the regular season against the Guelph Storm. Puck drop is at 7:30pm. Friday is also the 5th annual Pev's Protects game sponsored by Linamar.
The Guelph Storm head into their weekend of games with points in their last 3 games including a comeback win against the London Knights on Tuesday evening. Owen Sound comes into Friday's matchup on a 4 game winning streak after beating the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-1 on Wednesday night. Guelph and Owen Sound are tied with 58 points in the Western Conference coming into their important matchup on Friday evening. These teams play against one another in the final game of the regular season in Owen Sound.
Owen Sound Attack Guelph Storm
Season Record 26-19-3-3 26-19-2-4
Last 10 Games 7-3-0-0 4-5-1-0
Streak 4-0-0-0 1-0-0-0
Last Game 5-1 W vs Hamilton (2020-02-12) Final 3-1 W @ London (2020-02-11) Final
Home Record 14-8-1-2 13-9-1-1
Away Record 12-11-2-1 13-10-1-3
Goals For 198 175
Goals Against 162 161
Power Plays 45/198 (22.73%) 38/193 (19.69%)
Power Plays - Home 22/103 (21.36%) 16/101 (15.84%)
Power Plays - Away 23/95 (24.21%) 22/92 (23.91%)
Penalty Killing 40/200 (20%) 34/181 (18.78%)
Penalty Killing - Home 18/102 (82.35%) 15/83 (81.93%)
Penalty Killing - Away 22/98 (77.55%) 19/98 (80.61%)
Leading Rookie Goure (9-12-21) Bakanov (11-11-22)
Most Penalty Minutes Carter Robertson Pavel Gogolev
Team PIM/GM 10/51 8.7/51
Players to Watch
Guelph Storm - The Guelph Storm have 3 players drafted to NHL clubs including Cam Hillis (MTL - 3rd Round), Fedor Gordeev (MIN - 5th Round) and Martin Has (WSH - 5th Round)
Owen Sound Attack - Aidan Dudas (LA - 4th Round) is the only player drafted by an NHL club for the Owen Sound Attack.
The Guelph Storm are proud to announce that they will host their 5th Annual 'PEVS PROTECTS Night' presented by Linamar on Friday, February 14, 2020, when the Storm take on divisional rivals, the Owen Sound Attack at 7:30 pm at the Sleeman Centre. In the first four years, Storm fans have helped raise over $50,000.
PEVS PROTECTS was developed by former National Hockey League forward and Guelph, Ontario native Rich Peverley, and his family, in partnership with the Heart and Stroke foundation. The partnership aims to raise awareness and funds for AED purchases and CPR training right here in Guelph.
On Valentine's Day, February 14, volunteers will be on hand inside Gate 6 of the Sleeman Centre collecting donations in support of PEVS PROTECTS and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Information tables and a CPR and AED demonstration area will also be a part of the game night.
Throughout the game, Rich will be engaging in a Meet-and-Greet and photo opportunity with fans.
The chuck-a-puck fundraiser will be held during the second intermission, prizes include an Alexander Radulov autographed Authentic Dallas Stars Jersey, a Tuukka Rask autographed authentic Boston Bruins jersey and a Danby Fridge.
Born and raised in Guelph, Peverley played minor hockey for the Guelph Reps. Rich spent eight seasons in the NHL as a member of the Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins, where he was part of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champions.
On March 10, 2014, Peverley suffered a severe cardiac incident that led to his collapse on the bench in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. His cardiac arrest incident ultimately led to his retirement from playing professional hockey at the age of 31.
Rich remains a member of the Stars organization as a Player Development Coordinator, monitoring the development of drafted Stars' prospects and assisting in the coordination of Dallas summer Development Camp.
Visit pevsprotects.com for more information
Up to 40,000 cardiac arrests occur each year in Canada which equates to one every 13 minutes. The majority (up to 85%) of cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals, in public places or in homes. Current Survival rates are very low as it is estimated that only 5% of Canadians survive a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. Fast CPR and AED use within the first minutes doubles the chance of survival which is why awareness and education around this important topic is crucial.
About the Heart and Stroke Foundation
The Heart and Stoke Foundation's mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. A volunteer-based health charity, we strive to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day. 'Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen'.
Guelph travels to Flint for a matchup against the Firebirds on Saturday night before returning home for a Family Day game against the Soo Greyhounds at the Sleeman Centre.
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