The Guelph Storm lost another pair of home games on the weekend as they continue to struggle at the Sleeman Centre.
On Family Day Monday, Guelph lost 6-1 to Kitchener in front of an announced sellout crowd of 4,906 at the Sleeman Centre. Jason Dickinson scored Guelph’s lone goal with the team trailing 5-0 in the third period. Guelph outshot Kitchener 44-30 in the game.
The Storm has just eight wins in 27 games at home. On the road, Guelph has 15 wins in 27 games.
On Saturday, the Storm’s Cody McNaughton had a hat trick and two assists in a 9-1 Guelph win at Plymouth. Ryan Horvat had a goal and three assists while Zack Mitchell and Andrey Pedan had a goal and two assists each. Tyler Bertuzzi recorded a goal and an assist while Matt Finn had a goal and Kyle Pereira had two helpers.
Friday at home, the Storm lost 4-2 to Sarnia. McNaughton and Scott Kosmachuk scored.
Guelph is currently in ninth place in the Western Conference and one point behind Sault Ste. Marie for the eighth and final playoff spot. Guelph has two games in hand on the Soo.
The Storm plays three games this weekend. Friday, they host Owen Sound (7:30 p.m.). Saturday, they visit Sarnia (7 p.m.) and Sunday they host Kitchener (2 p.m.).