The Guelph Storm beat the Erie Otters 5-4 to take Game 1 of their best-of-seven Western Conference final playoff series Thursday night.
The Storm trailed the game 4-3 in the third period before goals by Tyler Bertuzzi and Ryan Horvat got them the win, in front of an announced crowd of 4,703 at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph.
Horvat’s game winner came six minutes into the third and about three minutes after Bertuzzi, with his second goal of the game, tied it.
The teams combined for nine goals on 53 shots as Erie outshot Guelph 27-26.
Also scoring for the Storm were Kerby Rychel and Jason Dickinson.
Game 2 is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.