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Highway 7 rivalry lives: Guelph Storm to meet Kitchener Rangers in opening round

Kitchener took season series 5-3
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Dog pile of Guelph Storm and Kitchener Rangers players in the Guelph crease Friday at The Aud. GuelphToday file photo

The Guelph Storm and Kitchener Rangers will meet in the first round of the OHL playoffs.
A win by the Windsor Spitfires over the Saginaw Spirit Sunday means Guelph finishes seventh in the Western Conference standings. Kitchener finished second.

The best-of-seven series begins Friday night in Kitchener.

The series dates and times are as follows:

Game 1, Fri., March 23 at Kitchener – 7:30 p.m.
Game 2, Sun., March 25 at Kitchener – 7:00 p.m.
Game 3, Tues., March 27 at Guelph – 7:00 p.m.
Game 4, Wed., March 28 at Guelph – 7:00 p.m.
Game 5, Fri., March 30 at Kitchener – 7:30 p.m.*
Game 6, Sun.., April 1 at Guelph – 2:00 p.m.*
Game 7, Tues., April 3 at Kitchener – 7:00 p.m.*
(*-if necessary)

The two teams met eight times in the regular season, with Kitchener winning five of the games. Guelph won the final two meetings, both last week.

The other opening round matchups are: Sault Ste. Marie/Saginaw; Sarnia/Windsor/; Owen Sound/London.