The Guelph Storm have won the 2019 J Ross Robertson Cup as the Ontario Hockey League champions.On Sunday, the Storm defeated the Ottawa 67’s 8-3 to win the best out of seven series four games to two. The Storm will now represent the Ontario Hockey League in the 2019 Memorial Cup from Halifax, Nova Scotia which will start on May 17 from the Scotiabank Centre.
In game six of the series from the Sleeman Centre in Guelph, Ontario on Sunday, Isaac Ratcliffe of London, Ontario and Edmonton Oilers prospect defenseman Dmitri Samorukov each notched two goals and two assists for four points for the Storm. Other Guelph players with a multi-point game were Montreal Canadiens prospect Nick Suzuki of London, Ontario (one goal and two assists for three points), Cedric Ralph of Peterborough, Ontario (one goal and one assist for two points), Domenico Commisso of Oakville, Ontario (one goal and one assist for two points), Toronto Maple Leafs prospect defenseman Sean Durzi of Mississauga, Ontario (two assists) and Owen Lalonde of Windsor, Ontario (two assists). The other Storm goal scorer was Keegan Stevenson of Sault. Ste. Marie, Ontario.
The Storm have joined the Halifax Mooseheads and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies as three teams that have qualified for the Memorial Cup to date. They will be joined by the Western Hockey League champion. Currently the Vancouver Giants and the Prince Albert Raiders are tied at three games apiece with game seven scheduled for Prince Albert on Monday night.