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GUELPH – The Niagara IceDogs fell to the Guelph Storm by a score of 5-3 in Guelph on Friday night.
The first period saw rookie goalie Brent Moran stop 12 shots, allowing the IceDogs to take a 1-0 lead on a Shayne Rover shorthanded 2-on-1 goal with 0.7 seconds left.
The second period did not go as well for the IceDogs however as Guelph picked up three goals in the final six minutes to take a 3-1 lead into the third. Shots after 40 minutes were 27-13 Guelph.
The IceDogs closed the gap to one as Steven Shipley continued his strong play, scoring to make it a 3-2 game. Guelph answered back however minutes later to restore their two goal lead at 4-2. Anthony DiFruscia tipped one home in front to bring the IceDogs back within one at 4-3 with just under five minutes remaining. The Storm added an empty netter to make it a 5-3 final. Final shots were 41-22 Guelph.
1. NIAG S. Rover, (7) (R. Strome, S. Shipley), 19:59 (SH)
2. GUE T. Bertuzzi, (8) , 14:11
2. GUE B. McGinn, (22) (B. Harpur, J. Dickinson), 15:10
2. GUE B. McGinn, (23) (R. Fabbri), 17:29
3. NIAG S. Shipley, (29) (R. Strome), 2:46
3. GUE B. McGinn, (24) (R. Fabbri), 6:29 (SH)
3. NIAG A. DiFruscia, (14) (T. Mort, C. Verhaeghe), 15:14
3. GUE T. Bertuzzi, (9) (A. Pedan), 19:27 (EN)