Kitchener, ON: The Guelph Storm (8-4-1-2) were in town to play the Rangers (6-5-2-2) in the annual Remembrance Day game at The Aud.
Jonathan Yantsis scored two goals to bring his season goal total to 9. Reid Valade also tallied a goal, his sixth of the year. But four unanswered goals between the first and second period for the Storm gave the visitors the lead, and eventual win, 6-3.
Lucas Pfeil made 36 saves in the loss.
Goalscoring didn’t occur until late in the first period when an attempt on net by Donovan Sebrango rebounded off the pads of Nico Daws right to Jonathan Yantsis (8) who made good on the chance to give the Rangers the lead, 1-0 at 17:44.
Michael Vukojevic picked up the second assist on the opening goal.
Just over a minute later, at 18:51, Cam Hillis (6) picked up a rebound of his own and roofed it over a sprawling Lucas Pfeil to tie the game, 1-1.
After 20 minutes of play, the Storm led in shots 11-10.
The Rangers began the period on the powerplay and with 30-seconds left in the man-advantage, Yantsis took a hooking penalty.
During the 4-on-4 play, Danill Chayka (4) rifled a shot through heavy traffic in front of Pfeil and the Storm took the lead, 2-1, at 5:42.
While on the powerplay, Guelph extended their lead on a Cedric Ralph (7) goal and at 6:17, it was 3-1.
Guelph kept the pressure up after going up two goals and with Pfeil slightly out of position after a save, Hillis passed out front to Chayka (5) who netted his second of the night to make it 4-1 at 9:50.
At 17:38, while on the powerplay, the Rangers cut their deficit in half when a shot from just outside the faceoff circle by Riley Damiani rebounded off Daws and right to Yantsis (9) who scored his second of the night from in-close to make it 2-1.
Liam Hawel also picked up an assist on the goal.
After 40-minutes, the Storm continued to lead in shots, 30-22.
The third period didn’t see any goals until 17:53 of the period when Reid Valade (6) cut the Storm lead to one, 4-3.
Just 25-seconds later, Josh Wainman (1) airmailed a puck down the ice towards the Rangers empty net and his effort earned him his first goal of the season to make it 5-3.
At 19:13, the Storm added one more empty-netter, this time it was Hillis (7), his second of the game, and it was 6-3.
The game would end with shots favouring the Storm, 42-37.
The next home game for the Rangers is on Friday November 15th at 7:30 pm versus the Kingston Frontenacs. The next road game is on Saturday November 10th at 6:05 pm versus the Oshawa Generals.
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