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Playoff Game Preview: Guelph Storm vs. London Knights

April 4, 2019 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Guelph Storm News Release

The Guelph Storm head to London on Friday April 5th for game 1 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Knights. Puck drop is at 7:30pm at Budweiser Gardens.

Regular Season Recap

During the regular season the Guelph Storm and the London Knights faced off six times with London having a head to head record of 2-3-1-0 and the Storm posting a 4-1-0-1 record.

Games one and two between the Storm and Knights were decided in extra time, with both teams splitting the games. Game three was a high scoring affair, with the Storm winning 7-5 in London, before they lost 6-1 against the Knights in game four. Games five and six were dominated by the Guelph Storm as they would go on to win both games by a combined score of 12-4 and winning the season head to head matchup.

Through the six games during the regular season, the London Knights were led offensively by Liam Foudy (3G, 3A), Evan Bouchard (1G, 2A) and Adam Boqvist (2G, 1A) and scored a combined 19 goals against the Guelph Storm.

The Storm through the regular season matchup were led by Nate Schnarr (5G, 3A), Isaac Ratcliffe (4G, 2A) and Dom Commisso (3G, 2A) and scored a combined 24 goals through the six meetings.

The Guelph Storm finished the season in 4th place in the Western Conference with 90 points, while the London Knights won the Western Conference by finishing 1st with 99 points.

Playoffs Recap

The Guelph Storm dominated their first series opponent the Kitchener Rangers by sweeping them in four games to continue their post season. Guelph outscored Kitchener 22-6 in their series that included a game 2 shutout by Storm goaltender Anthony Popovich.

The London Knights had an almost identical first series as the Storm, as they swept the Windsor Spitfires in four games to continue their post season. London outscored Windsor 20-8 in their series which also included a game 2 shutout by Knights goaltender Jordan Kooy.

Head to Head

London Guelph

Season Record 46-15-6-1 40-18-6-4

Last 10 Games 6-4-0-0 8-2-0-0

Streak 1-0-0-0 3-0-0-0

Last Game 5-1 W vs. Windsor (2019-03-28) 5-1 W vs. Kitchener (2019-03-28)

Home Record 27-5-2-0 23-9-1-1

Away Record 19-10-4-1 17-9-5-3

Goals For 299 308

Goals Against 211 230

Power Plays 59/256 (23.1%) 69/267 (25.8%)

Power Plays - Home 33/133 (24.8%) 37/146 (25.3%)

Power Plays - Away 26/123 (21.1%) 32/121 (26.5%)

Penalty Killing 41/289 (85.8%) 53/253 (79.1%)

Penalty Killing - Home 19/142 (86.6%) 28/126 (77.8%)

Penalty Killing - Away 22/147 (85.0%) 25/127 (80.3%)

Leading Rookie Antonio Stranges (13-21-34) Ty Collins (6-10-16)

Most Penalty Minutes Joey Keane Isaac Ratcliffe

Team PIM/GM 12.8/68 9.9/68

Regular Season Scoring Leaders

London Knights Guelph Storm

Player Goals Assists Points Player Goals Assists Points

Kevin Hancock 52 55 107 Nate Schnarr 34 68 102

Liam Foudy 36 32 68 Nick Suzuki 34 60 94

Adam Boqvist 20 40 60 Isaac Ratcliffe 50 32 82

Playoff Scoring Leaders

London Knights Guelph Storm

Player Goals Assists Points Player Goals Assists Points

Alex Formenton 2 9 11 Nate Schnarr 2 8 10

Evan Bouchard 2 8 10 Alexei Toropchenko 5 2 7

Adam Boqvist 6 1 7 Nick Suzuki 4 3 7

Playoff Goaltender Stats

London Knights Guelph Storm

Goalie Wins Losses GAA SV% Goalie Wins Losses GAA SV%

Jordan Kooy 4 0 2.00 0.915% Anthony Popovich 4 0 1.50 0.947%

Joseph Raaymakers 0 0 0 0 Nico Daws 0 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

The Western Conference Semi-Finals Schedule:

Game 1: Guelph @ London - Friday April 5th at 7:30pm

Game 2: Guelph @ London - Sunday April 7th at 2:00pm

Game 3: London @ Guelph - Monday April 8th at 7:00pm

Game 4: London @ Guelph - Wednesday April 10th at 7:00pm

Game 5: Guelph @ London - Friday April 12th at 7:30pm *

Game 6: London @ Guelph - Saturday April 13th at 7:00pm *

Game 7: Guelph @ London - Tuesday April 16th at 7:00pm *

* If Neccessary


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