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FUTURE WATCH: Samorukov, Storm one win away from OHL title

Guelph edges Ottawa 4-3 in Game 5 for their third consecutive victory; Samorukov's squad leads the championship series 3-2

by Ryan Frankson /

Oilers prospect Dmitri Samorukov and the Guelph Storm are just one win away from capturing their second OHL title in the last six years after they edged the Ottawa 67s 4-3 in Game 5 of the championship series on Friday.

After falling behind 2-0 in the J. Ross Robertson Cup Final, the Storm have surged back with three straight victories to put themselves on the verge of another league title and a berth in the Memorial Cup national championsip tournament.

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Ottawa used its home-ice advantage to stake a 1-0 lead on Friday, but the Storm roared back with three goals in a row. The 67s made it a 3-2 game in the middle frame, but Guelph tallied again to go up 4-2 through 40 minutes.

The home team tallied the only goal of the third but it wasn't enough as the teams now head back to Guelph on for Game 6 on Sunday as the Storm will have a chance to hoist the championship trophy on home ice.

Samorukov was held off the scoresheet in Game 5, but he was +1 with three shots on goal. The 84th overall pick from the 2017 NHL Draft has eight goals and 24 points in 23 playoff games.

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