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Guelph Storm comeback spoiled by shootout loss

Fall 4-3 on the road in a shootout to the Flint FIrebirds
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Cam Hillis. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday file photo

FLINT, MI. - The Guelph Storm rallied from being two goals down at the start of the third period but fell short in the shootout Saturday night against the Flint Firebirds.

Flint outscored Guelph 2-1 in the shootout for a 4-3 victory.

The Storm hosts the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Monday afternoon.

Flint led 2-0 heading into the third period Saturday before two goals by Cam Hillis and one by Pavel Gogolev put Guelph up 3-2.

But the Firebirds' Jack Phibbs scored with 2:44 left in regulation, beating Storm netminder Owen Bennett in close to force overtime.

Both teams had chances in the extra five minutes but couldn't end it, forcing a shootout that went five rounds.

Cedric Ralph was the one Gueph shooter to put one past former Storm netminder Anthony Popovich, while Riley McCourt and Dennis Busby beat Bennett.

Flint outshot Guelph 43-27 on the night.