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Guelph stages late rally to earn 4-1 playoff victory over Sault Ste. Marie

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Corey Syvret had the game-winner as the Guelph Storm scored four third-period goals to beat the Sault Ste. Marie 4-1 in Game 1 of their best-of-seven OHL Western Conference semifinal Thursday.

Game 2 goes Friday night in Sault Ste. Marie.

Trailing 1-0 after two periods, the Storm tied the score on Drew Doughty's power-play goal 4:43 into the third. Syvret followed with the go-ahead goal at 11:42, and Denis Hollenstein added some insurance a minute later.

Harrison Reed ended the scoring with an empty-netter at 19:28.

Michael Fine's goal midway through the third period provided the lone offence for the Greyhounds.

Thomas McCollum stopped 25 shots to earn the win for Guelph.

Kyle Gajewski made 35 saves for Sault Ste. Marie.

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