The Guelph Storm defeated the Ottawa 67's 8-3 to capture the 2019 Rogers OHL Championship. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images

Guelph Storm are OHL Champions

The Guelph Storm rallied from a two-goal, first period deficit to beat Ottawa 8-3 and win the J Ross Robertson Cup in six games.

The Storm scored five back-to-back goals in the second, starting with Dmitri Samorukov who notched a power play goal just 51 seconds into the middle frame. Isaac Ratcliff had a pair of goals, just over seven minutes apart to make it 3-2 for the Storm. Cedric Ralph’s goal at 15:04 of the second would stand as the game winner. Nick Suzuki rounded out the second period surge less than a minute later.

Sasha Chmelevski tried to get the 67’s back in the game with a power play goal with just over a minute left in the second but that was all the scoring the visiting team would muster.

In the third, Samorukov scored his second power play goal just past the midway point. Domenico Commiso had an empty netter at 15:35 and Keegan Stevenson scored just over a minute later to cap the Storm’s offense.

Both Ratcliffe and Samorukov had two goals and two assists in the win. Suzuki scored and set up two for the Storm.

Anthony Popovich made 23 saves for the win. Cedrick Andree stopped 31 of the 38 shots he faced.