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Game Preview: London Knights at Guelph Storm

December 7, 2019 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Guelph Storm News Release

The London Knights visit the Sleeman Centre on Sunday afternoon for a 2:00pm game against the Guelph Storm. Sunday is the annual Holiday Toy Drive sponsored by Zehrs.

Guelph is looking to extend their win streak to 3 games after wins against the Saginaw Spirit and Barrie Colts earlier this week. Guelph is currently in 1st place in the Western Conference and sit 2 points ahead of the London Knights.

London is looking to get back in the win column after losing to the Owen Sound Attack on Friday evening. London is sitting in 3rd in the Western Conference coming into Friday and are looking to get even with the Storm in the standings with a win on Sunday afternoon.

MATCH UP

London Knights Guelph Storm

Season Record 17-7-1-1 17-5-1-3

Last 10 Games 7-3-0-0 8-1-0-1

Streak 0-2-0-0 2-0-0-0

Last Game 6-3 L vs Owen Sound (2019-12-06) Final 4-0 W vs Barrie (2019-12-06) Final

Home Record 9-4-1-0 10-2-1-1

Away Record 8-3-0-1 7-3-0-2

Goals For 114 96

Goals Against 85 66

Power Plays 29/96 (30.21%) 23/96 (23.96%)

Power Plays - Home 15/50 (30%) 11/58 (18.97%)

Power Plays - Away 14/46 (30.43%) 12/38 (31.58%)

Penalty Killing 18/104 (17.31%) 14/91 (15.38%)

Penalty Killing - Home 8/56 (85.71%) 6/50 (88%)

Penalty Killing - Away 10/48 (79.17%) 8/41 (80.49%)

Leading Rookie Steklov (1-3-4) Bakanov (6-6-12)

Most Penalty Minutes Cole Tymkin Eric Uba

Team PIM/GM 10.7/26 8.8/26

Players to Watch

Guelph Storm - Pavel Gogolev

Pavel Gogolev is having a terrific season thus far for the Storm, as he is on pace to set new career highs in goals (30), assists (26) and points (47). Pavel has found great chemistry along Storm captain Cam Hillis, and the two of them lead the Storm in most offensive categories.

London Knights - Connor McMichael

McMichael had a great year last season for the London Knights and finished with 36 goals and 36 assists for 72 points during the regular season. He then added another 5 points in 11 playoff games before London was eliminated by the Storm. Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2019 NHL Draft, McMichael has already scored 25 goals and 32 assists in 26 games this season.

Upcoming Events

Sunday December 8th - Holiday Toy Drive

Sunday's game on December 8th at 2:00 pm when the London Knights visit the Sleeman Centre will feature our annual Holiday Toy Drive in support of the Salvation Army and proudly sponsored by Zehrs®.

Zehrs® in partnership with the Guelph Storm are rewarding fans that support the Salvation Army by donating a new unwrapped toy for local families during the holiday season. Each fan who donates an unwrapped toy (or makes a $2 cash donation) will receive a 'Chuck-A-Puck' to participate in the second intermission puck toss for a chance to win one of three great prizes!

New toys can be donated inside Gate 6. Prizes for the puck toss in support of the Salvation Army include a $100 gift card for Spyke's Sports, a team autographed jersey and a team autographed collector's stick!

Over the last three seasons, over 1,000 toys have been generously donated by Storm fans.

For fans that want to support this wonderful holiday season cause but are unable to attend Sunday's game, you can drop off a new unwrapped toy at one of four local Zehrs® stores in Guelph (124 Clair Road East, 297 Eramosa Road, 160 Kortright Road West or 1045 Paisley Road East).

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Upcoming Games

Guelph will travel to Owen Sound to face the Attack on Tuesday December 10th at 7:00pm before heading into a busy 3 in 3 weekend with Windsor visiting the Sleeman Centre on Friday and Kitchener on Saturday afternoon. The Storm finish their busy weekend with a 6:05pm game against the Oshawa Generals on Sunday December 15th.


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