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OHL Champions Guelph Storm 

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The Guelph Storm are a serious threat to win this years Memorial Cup. With their high flying offence and depth throughout the line-up the Storm are set to light the tournament on fire. After soaring through their OHL playoffs and capturing the OHL title the Storm will no have to face all new foe, minus the London Knights who they defeated in round 2. After a dominating regular season which saw them set two franchise records in a 52 wins and 108 points campaign, the Storm had little trouble in the post season.

Make no mistake about it, the Storms game is offence they are an offencive juggernaut and can light any team up as they showed in the OHL finals. Their offence can more than get the job done which makes Justin Nichols job a little easier between the pipes. He hasn’t needed to be stellar, solid gets the job done. The Guelph Storm have to be feeling confident, however they must keep their attitude in check and focus on winning hockey games.

Key Players

Kerby Rychel

Since being traded to the Storm by his father and lacing up for Team Canada at the World Juniors, Rychel has had a fantastic season. Rychel posted 51 points in 31 regular season games with the Storm and only got better in the postseason as he led the OHL in playoff scoring with 32 points in 20 games.

Robby Fabbri

Fabbri was crowned the OHL playoff MVP and is looking to improve his draft stock. He’s ranked just outside the top 20 right now, however a strong showing at the Memorial Cup could help him move up the draft rankings.

Other key players include captain Matt Finn who was named the OHL’s best captain and Scott Kosmachuk who was just one of three to record more than 100 points in the regular season.