Gryphon hockey men fall to Ryerson Rams

TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons surrendered four consecutive goals as they suffered a 5-2 loss to the Ryerson Rams in OUA men’s hockey play Tuesday night at the Mattamy Centre.

The teams were tied 1-1 at the end of the first period, Seth Swenson of the Gryphs scoring the first goal before Ryerson evened the score on a power play just under five minutes later.

After a scoreless second period, Ryerson scored three in a row in the third, the last two of the trio coming 57 seconds apart with less than nine minutes to go.

Rob Lepine added Guelph’s other goal with 1:03 to go before Ryerson completed the scoring with an empty-netter with 11 seconds to go.

Cody Thompson assisted on both Guelph goals while Swenson also had an assist.

Daniel Clairmont scored twice for Ryerson while Michael Fine had a goal and two assists. Josh Sterk and John Carpino also scored.

Ryerson outshot the Gryphs 39-35 and went 1-for-4 on the power play while the Gryphs were scoreless on their two power plays.

The Rams have clinched a first-place finish in the West Division and are at 21-4-2 while the Gryphs, at 15-11-1, will finish either third or fourth in the division.

The teams are to meet again Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gryphon Centre to close out the regular season for both squads.

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