2019 OHL FINAL GALLERY – GUELPH STORM COMPLETE COMEBACK IN OHL FINALS
The Guelph Storm took home the J. Ross Robertson Cup Sunday afternoon with a resounding 8-3 Game 6 victory and series win over the Ottawa 67’s.
This whirlwind of a game seemed to embody the entire series as a whole. Ottawa remained undefeated in the OHL playoffs until Game 3 of the Finals.
Noel Hoefenmayer and Kody Clark grabbed an early 2-0 lead for the 67s in the first period of Game 6. However, the floodgates opened in the second, with Guelph securing 5 unanswered goals, including two from captain Isaac Ratcliffe and the game winner from Cedric Ralph.
Ottawa clearly felt the loss of their starter Mike DiPietro. The Windsor native left Game 2 with an injury and has been out since. Ottawa tallied one more goal in the second, but the 67s buried them in the third with 3 more markers, including an empty netter.
The Storm climbed back from a 2-0 series deficit against Ottawa to take the championship. This was largely due to Habs prospect Nick Suzuki’s astonishing playoff performance, putting up a league leading 42 points in 24 games. Suzuki took home the Wayne Gretzky ’99’ Award as OHL Playoff MVP, and looks to lead Guelph again in the CHL Memorial Cup in Halifax starting this week.
Photos by Joe Mastromatteo – In Play! magazine