The struggling Guelph Hurricanes saw their winless streak grow to six games over the weekend, but some positive signs were noted. The team picked up a point despite losing in overtime as well as scoring three goals in a game back-to-back for the first time since early October.
Brampton Bombers invaded Sleeman Centre on Saturday night in the first of two weekend GOJHL games for the Hurricanes. New acquisition Keanan Stewart didn’t take long to make his presence known scoring at 2:49 of the first period. Brampton would score two goals later in the frame to take a 2-1 lead at intermission.
Patrick Del Vecchio notched his second of the game at 1:21 of the second to give the Bombers a two-goal advantage. That is the way it would stand until the final minute of the period when Liam Buckley scored for Guelph.
It took just :06 of the third for the Hurricanes to tie the game as Bradley Smith found the back of the net. The teams wouldn’t find a winner in regulation though and Kevin Pleasance OT winner gave the visitors the extra point in the standings.
Sunday afternoon the Hurricanes traveled to take on the Waterloo Siskins. An early power play goal from the red-hot Smith had Guelph in front just 1:27 of the first. The score would remain at 1-0 despite Waterloo outshooting Guelph 17-8 in the opening period.
That offensive pressure continued in the second and the Waterloo offense would score three times on 21 shots to lead 3-1. Stewart would score to begin the third, but the Siskins answered with two of their own to make it 5-2. At 16:37 Smith scored another for Guelph, but two goals in the final 1:34 gave Waterloo a 7-3 win.
Jet Greaves stopped 49 of 56 shots faced taking the loss in net. Brett Miller was far less busy on the Siskins end making 18 saves.