The Guelph Storm — Ontario Hockey League champions — lost their second game 4-2 at the Memorial Cup against the Halifax Mooseheads, meaning they will have to win their next game to stay in the national tournament.
Sean Durzi scored both goals for the Storm, one in the first period and one in the third. Two goals from Halifax in the second went unanswered, giving them a final tally at four, as they scored first and last.
Guelph is now forced to win a game on Tuesday against the Prince Albert Raiders to stay in the tournament.
Both teams won their initial games.
Though the Storm is technically the “home” team this game, Halifax fans, who were initially on Guelph’s side when they played the Quebec league winners Friday, will fill the stadium to support their Mooseheads.
We know that the environment is going to be pro the visiting team and that’s not us,” Storm coach George Burnett told Tony Saxon of GuelphToday, who is in Nova Scotia to cover the tournament.
But Burnett said if the Storm “have the puck, play smart and try to spend as much time as we can in the offensive zone”.