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Game Preview: Kitchener Rangers at Guelph Storm

January 5, 2020 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Guelph Storm News Release

The Guelph Storm welcome the Kitchener Rangers to the Sleeman Centre on Sunday January 5th as they face-off for the 5th time this season at 2:00pm.

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Guelph wraps up their 3in3 weekend against the Kitchener Rangers after their win on Friday against the Peterborough Petes and their loss on Saturday against the Owen Sound Attack.

The Kitchener Rangers also finish their 3in3 weekend on Sunday after a win against the Saginaw Spirit on Friday night and an overtime loss against the Niagara Ice Dogs on Saturday evening.

Heading into Sunday's matchup the Guelph Storm are in 2nd place in the Western Conference with 49 points while the Kitchener Rangers are in 5th in the Western Conference with 47 points.

HEAD TO HEAD

2019-20 Regular Season

KIT 2-2-0-0 GUE 2-2-0-0

2018-19 Regular Season

KIT 4-4-0-0 GUE 4-3-1-0

Last Five Years

KIT 24-11-1-0 GUE 12-21-3-0

Last Five Years At Kitchener Rangers

KIT 13-6-0-0 GUE 6-12-1-0

Last Five Years At Guelph Storm

KIT 11-5-1-0 GUE 6-9-2-0

TOP SCORERS

LAST 5 GAMES

MATCH UP

Kitchener Rangers Guelph Storm

Season Record 21-11-3-2 22-9-1-4

Last 10 Games 8-1-1-0 5-4-0-1

Streak 0-0-1-0 0-1-0-0

Last Game 7-6 L @ Niagara (2020-01-04) Final 7-5 L @ Owen Sound (2020-01-04) Final

Home Record 13-5-1-0 13-4-1-1

Away Record 8-6-2-2 9-5-0-3

Goals For 139 130

Goals Against 122 103

Power Plays 33/142 (23.24%) 28/137 (20.44%)

Power Plays - Home 15/75 (20%) 11/75 (14.67%)

Power Plays - Away 18/67 (26.87%) 17/62 (27.42%)

Penalty Killing 32/151 (21.19%) 24/128 (18.75%)

Penalty Killing - Home 14/67 (79.1%) 11/66 (83.33%)

Penalty Killing - Away 18/84 (78.57%) 13/62 (79.03%)

Leading Rookie Pinelli (11-9-20) Bakanov (7-8-15)

Most Penalty Minutes Jonathan Yantsis Jacob Roach

Team PIM/GM 12.2/37 8.8/36

Players to Watch

Guelph Storm - Jacob Roach

Jacob has enjoyed a good first half to his rookie season with the Guelph Storm thus far, as he has scored 7 goals and 14 points in the opening half of the season. Drafted by the Sudbury Wolves in 2016, Jacob has been one of the hardest working players for the Storm this season and has been a welcome surprise for Guelph this year.

Kitchener Rangers - Jonathan Yantsis

Jonathan had a stellar season last year for the Rangers after scoring 50 goals and 73 points before adding another 2 goals in 4 playoff games. This season, Yantsis has 27 goals already and is on pace to finish around 50 goals again this year.

Upcoming Games

The Storm will head out of town next week for their games as they visit Ottawa on Friday January 10th at 7:00pm and head to Kingston on Saturday January 11th.


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