Quite a game, again, between these two.
Early penalties hurt the Rangers as the Storm managed a couple of rare power play markers.
"We handed them the win," said Ranges coach Steve Spott, referring to the penalties. For the record he blamed his players, not the refs.
Guelph circled the wagons a bit in the third and were lucky Ben Thomson's goal with the goalie pulled was waived off. It was a high stick, but just.
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There is no official tally, but the Storm has to lead the league in blocked shots. Cody McNaughton had another two huge blocks Monday and there was one shift where all three Storm forwards: Jason Dickinson, Brock McGinn and Ryan Horvat, all blocked a shot on the same shift.
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The Storm was without defenceman Saverio Posa and forward Tanner Richard for Monday’s game.
Posa was given a match penalty for high sticking a Whalers player Saturday and gets an automatic three-game suspension. Richard, who has been battling injuries, tried the warm up Monday but couldn’t play. Marc Stevens took his place.