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Auger scores three times as the Storm edge the Whalers 5-4

Saturday, 10.06.2012 / 12:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Auger scores three times as the Storm edge the Whalers 5-4

GUELPH, Ont. - Justin Auger scored three times, including the winner, as the Guelph Storm defeated the visting Plymouth Whalers 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.

With just five seconds remaining in the third period, Auger broke a 4-4 tie with his third goal of the game.

Andrey Pedan and Jason Dickinson also scored for the Storm (4-2-0) while Ryan Horvat and Patrick Waitling each chipped in with two assists.

Stefan Noesen led the Whalers (1-1-2) offensively with a goal and an assist as Cody Payne, Rickard Rakell and Gianluca Curcuruto each scored once.

Garret Sparks stopped 29 shots for the win as Matt Mahalak made 25 saves in a losing effort.

Guelph went 0-for-7 on the power play while Plymouth went 2-for-5.

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That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3