Storm players cleared out their stalls, said their goodbyes and held exit interviews with the coaching staff and general manager Mike Kelly Sunday morning.
Meetings started at 8 a.m. Lets just say a few of the boys looked a little ... tired.
Scott Walker said he didn't pull punches during the team meeting.
"It was a failure," Walker said of the season.
He urged the players not to be happy with average. That winning was the biggest part of why they are here.
"Forty wins is a pretty good season. Well, guess what, 40 wins got us 5th place," he said.
GM Mike Kelly said he feels the team is on the right track to be a contender next season, although admitting there are holes to fill.
The process of filling them begins Saturday when the OHL holds its draft. Guelph picks 12th and currently has 16 picks over 15 rounds.
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Tanner Richard is heading to Syracuse of the AHL, Andrey Pedan to Bridgeport of the AHL and Garret Sparks Toronto of the AHL. Those are the only three with firm professional commitments right now. Several players will look for pro jobs over the summer.
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Last draft the Storm took a couple of flyers on a pair of highly-regarded Americans: Alex Tuch and Nolan Stevens.
Kelly said those two will fulfill their commitments to the USA development program next season. They will both be draft eligible in 2014 and Kelly hopes that after they are drafted they and their NHL clubs decide they want them playing junior.