Attack-oct25-fullBy Tracey Richardson

Attack goalie Michael McNiven picked up his second win Saturday in a thrilling overtime game against the visiting Guelph Storm, extending the Attack's winning streak to four games.

McNiven stopped 38 of 40 shots, and the Attack got a goal each from Kyle Platzer and Petrus Palmu to send the 2-2 game into overtime. Palmu and Platzer also assisted on each other's goals.

Attack-oct25b-featThe extra frame had the sold-out crowd buzzing, as a shot from Guelph's Robbi Fabbri broke the glass behind the Attack net just four seconds into overtime, leading to a 15-minute delay. The Attack also had to kill off a two-minute penalty in overtime, which saw Zach Nastasiuk get a shorthanded breakaway opportunity.

In the shootout, all three Attack scorers found the back of the net – Palmu, Platzer and Ethan Szypula, while Guelph managed only one shootout goal against McNiven.

In net for Guelph's loss was Justin Nichols. Tyler Bertuzzi scored both Storm goals on the night.

The Attack are second in the Midwest Division behind Erie, with 19 points. They're back in action Nov. 1 at home against the Kitchener Rangers, who they beat in a shootout Friday night.

BETWEEN THE LINES: The Attack traded draft picks for 18-year-old Oshawa forward Jacob Busch Friday. Saturday was Busch's second game for the Attack and he's wearing number 26... The Attack were the recipients of the Chamber of Commerce's community service award Thursday night...Platzer is the Attack's leading scorer with 19 points... Ryan Heeps, Holden Cook, Jaden Lindo and Brett Hargrave are all injured.


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