SAGINAW, Mich. – The Guelph Storm have advanced to the Ontario Hockey League final.
Nick Suzuki’s empty-net goal late in the third period proved to be the winner as Guelph edged the Saginaw Spirit 3-2 on Monday in Game 7 of their OHL Western Conference final.
Cedric Ralph and Alexey Toropchenko also scored for the Storm, who will face the Ottawa 67’s for the OHL championship and a spot in the Memorial Cup.
Damien Giroux scored twice for Saginaw, including a late third-period goal that brought the Spirit within one after Suzuki’s empty-netter.
Storm goaltender Anthony Popovich stopped 23 shots. Saginaw’s Tristan Lennox mad 30 saves.
Ottawa, the Eastern Conference champion, earned its spot in the OHL final with a four-game sweep of the Oshawa Generals.