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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 / EdmontonOilers.com

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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