Guelph Storm need overtime to beat OHL bottom-feeders, the Flint Firebirds

The Guelph Storm find themselves on a dangerous trend late in the season as they continue to struggle against teams below them in the standings.

The latest development came on Sunday when Guelph needed overtime to beat OHL bottom-dwellers, the Flint Firebirds, 5-4 at the Sleeman Centre.

Dmitri Samorukov buried the winner just over a minute into the extra frame.

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Isaac Ratcliffe, Cedric Ralph, Liam Hawel and Dom Commisso also scored for the Storm, while Cody Morgan picked up a hat-trick for the Firebirds.

Nico Daws made 20 saves for Guelph before being ejected in the third period for butt-ending the Firebird’s Jake Durham.

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Daws will be suspended for at least two games after receiving a match penalty on the play. The OHL will also review the suspension.

BELOW: The Guelph Storm fell 5-2 to the Kitchener Rangers on Friday

The Storm came into Sunday’s game on the heels of a 5-2 loss to the Kitchener Rangers on Friday.

It was the second loss in a row to their Hwy. 7 rivals.

Guelph has also lost all three games against the Windsor Spitfires and both against the Erie Otters.

The Storm have 12 games remaining, which include four against the Otters, two against the Rangers and one more against the Spitfires.

Erie is in town on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop at the Sleeman Centre.

Larry Mellott will have the call on 1460 CJOY.

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