Guelph down Listowel in home opener

Although the GOJHL season is just underway, but the Guelph Hurricanes (4-0-1-0) have the look of contender. Unbeaten in five games Guelph completed a third period comeback on Thursday to win their home opener 3-2 over Listowel Cyclones.

Brady Anderson scored the only goal of the opening frame to give the Cyclones a 1-0 lead at intermission. The advantage wouldn’t last long though as Mathieu Mercier tied the game just 2:47 into the second. Anthony Mota and Braydon Munn assisted on the powerplay goal.

Listowel would steal momentum once again scoring with less than three minutes to play in the second period and retake the lead 2-1. For Hurricanes goaltender Jet Greaves, it was the first goals allowed this season in his fourth game played.

Guelph controlled play in the third holding Listowel to just three shots on net. The game would be tied again at 7:21 of the third when Mota found the back of the net. Then just over two minutes later Mota would strike again, this time on the powerplay to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead, which they held the final ten minutes for the victory.

Greaves would finish the night with 18 saves to earn his fourth victory. Cyclones netminder Justin Hergott took the loss ending with 16 saves.

The Hurricanes return to Sleeman Centre on Saturday night taking on Brantford 99ers. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 PM.


Alex Jerome of the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Photo credit Aaron Bell/OHL Images

The Hurricanes announced a trade on Friday acquiring defenseman Alex Jerome from Pelham Panthers in exchange for Peter Izzo. Jerome was an 8th Round selection of the Flint Firebirds in the 2016 OHL Draft.

 

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