The junior B Guelph Hurricanes fell behind 2-0 in the opening 10:36 of the game and never recovered Thursday, eventually dropping the road contest 4-2 in Brantford.
Chris Poletek and Dylan Wallace scored for Guelph. Christian Propp made 21 saves in net.
The Hurricanes remain in third place in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League standings, one point ahead of the Listowel Cyclones.
Next game is Saturday when they host the Brampton Bombers in a 7:30 p.m. start at the Sleeman Centre.