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Storm complete comeback with third period surge

The Guelph Storm made OHL history at the expense of the London Knights Tuesday night.

Guelph knocked off London 6-3 in game seven, becoming the fifth team in league history to win a series they trailed three games to none.

The Knights led the game 3-1 before some local kids changed the tide for the Storm. Londoner Nick Suzuki had a goal and two assists while Isaac Ratcliffe scored a pair of third period goals to cap off the victory.

Guelph trailed London 3-0 in the best-of-seven before reeling off four straight wins to advance to the Western Conference final against the Saginaw Spirit.

Storm Head Coach George Burnett talks about what changed for the team heading into game four.

“We made some adjustments and the kids bought it. We didn’t take a lot of penalties in the last couple of games which eliminated their powerplay, as deadly as it is they didn’t get seven or eight chances a game, that was important for us to be able to do that.”

MacKenzie Entwistle also had pair of goals in the third period, while Anthony Popovich made 31 saves for the win.

For London, Alex Formenton, Connor McMichael and Liam Foudy scored while Jordan Kooy stopped 22 shots for the Knights.

Knights Assistant Coach Dylan Hunter says the loss will sting for a while.

“When you’re that close and you end up losing in game seven, I’ve been part of it myself, it hurts,” said Hunter.

“It’s hard for them knowing they left everything out there and they didn’t win.”

It was the sixth time the Midwest Division rivals have met in the post season.

The conference finals are now set in the OHL, with the Guelph Storm facing the Saginaw Spirit in the West, and the Ottawa 67’s facing off against the Oshawa Generals in the Eastern Conference.

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