Hurricanes drop a pair to Waterloo

Guelph Hurricanes faced conference foe Waterloo last weekend in a home-and-home series. Guelph would earn a point with an overtime loss on Saturday while the Siskins extended their winning streak to five.

Saturday night at Sleeman Centre saw the visitors jump out to a 2-0 lead just over a minute into the second period. The Hurricanes would outplay their opponent most of the frame and were rewarded at 5:57 when Anthony Mota scored with an assist from Adrian Iudiciani. Liam Buckley would tie the game at 10:33 scoring an unassisted shorthanded goal for Guelph.

After a scoreless third period the teams would play four-on-four overtime. That’s when Zach Leonard scored the game winner for Waterloo with just :10 remaining in the first extra period. Trenton McGrail took the hard luck overtime loss making 26 saves.

The teams would make the short trek to Waterloo the following afternoon. Just like the previous game Waterloo scored the first two goals of the game before Seamus Mooney would cut the advantage in half scoring on the powerplay near the midway point of the second period.

Parker Casey would give the Siskins a two-goal lead at 8:33 of the third, but the Hurricanes had a quick response. A power play goal by Ryan Sparkes just :27 later made the score 3-2 giving the visitors momentum. It wouldn’t last though as Waterloo scored at 10:15. The Siskins (13-6-0-1) would add an empty net goal with 1:03 remaining to finish off the weekend sweep winning 5-2.

The Hurricanes (7-11-1-3) will next travel Friday night to take on the first place Listowel Cyclones (17-4-0-0). The following night Guelph return home to Sleeman Centre to host rival Kitchener Dutchmen.

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