The Mississauga Steelheads find themselves alone atop the Central Division standings after a 4-1 win over the visiting Guelph Storm in OHL action, Nov. 14, at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.
Richard Whittaker scored a goal and added an assist and Los Angeles Kings prospect Jacob Ingham made 32 saves in goal as the Steelheads (12-6-2) moved two points up on the idle Sudbury Wolves. It was a collection of veterans doing the damage on the score sheet for Mississauga, which won their second straight.
Cole Carter scored his team-leading 18th goal, while singles went to Florida Panthers prospect Owen Tippett, Michael Little and recent acquisition, overager Alan Lyszczarczyk.
Daniil Chayka had the lone goal for Guelph (10-5-3-2). Anthony Popovich made 41 saves in a losing cause.
Little scored late in the first period to put the Steelheads ahead before Tippett notched what proved to be the game winner, on the power play, midway through the second period.
Chayka cut the lead in half less than two minutes later when he beat a screened Ingham, but goals by Carter and Lyszczarczyk just 1:32 apart early in the third iced the win for the home side.
The Steelheads hit the road Nov. 16 to take on the Kingston Frontenacs, before returning home Nov. 18 to host Sudbury. Game time is 2 p.m.
Photo: Richard Whittaker had a goal and assist to power the Mississauga Steelheads to a 4-1 win over the Guelph Storm at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre. Terry Wilson/OHL Images photo