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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

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.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery