The Guelph Storm secured first place in the Western Conference after defeating the Sarnia Sting 13 - 1 in Guelph Friday night.
The Sting had six regulars out of the lineup with Defencemen Anthony DeAngelo Connor Schlichting and Jeff King, along with forwards Dustin Brown, Alex Renaud, and Patrick White. (Renaud suffered a concussion in Thursday’s win over Kitchener).
DeAngelo and King are eligible to return for the Sting’s last game of the season.
Guelph scored four goals in the first, two in the second and seven goals in the third. Three of the goals were on the power play and one was scored shorthanded.
Scott Kosmachuk led the Storm scoring four goals, doubles were scored by Nick Ebert and Kerby Rychel and singles by Phil Ballisberger, Zac Leslie, Robby Fabbri, Jason Dickinson and Marc Stevens.
Hayden Hodgson scored the single goal unassisted for the Sting on a power play in the second period.
In total the Sting had four power play chances, Guelph had a total of nine.
Guelph outshot the Sting 61 - 20. Sting netminder Brodie Barrick went the distance turning away 48 shots. Justin Nichols earned the win with 19 saves.
Sarnia's record is now 17-43-2-5 for the season with one game remaining tonight (Sat Mar 15) in Erie against the Otters.