GUELPH, Ont. - The Guelph Storm are moving on to the Western Conference final after defeating the London Knights 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action.
Guelph's Justin Nichols made 29 saves for the win as London's Jake Patterson stopped 31-of-36 shots in defeat.
The Storm will now face the Erie Otters for the Wayne Gretzky Trophy, beginning Apr. 17 in Guelph. Despite being eliminated from the OHL playoffs, the season isn't over for the Knights, who will be back in action on May 16 as the hosts of the Memorial Cup.
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NORTH BAY, Ont. — Nick Paul and Marcus McIvor scored 32 seconds apart in the third period as the Battalion went on to defeat Barrie in Game 5 of their second-round tilt.
Jake Smith stopped 25-of-26 shots for the Battalion.
Brendan Lemieux opened the scoring for the Colts 42 seconds into the third while Daniel Gibl turned away 18-of-22 shots in defeat.