Gryphon hockey women blank Rams to finish second

TORONTO – Sydney Davison continued her new-found scoring prowess as she netted a natural hat trick to lead the Guelph Gryphons to a 4-0 victory over the Ryerson Rams to complete their OUA women’s hockey league’s regular season Saturday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Davison’s trio of goals give her nine on the season and seven of those have come in her last three games.

After a scoreless first period, the Gryphs scored twice in the second and added their other two in the third.

Valerie Lamenta stopped 17 shots for her second consecutive shutout and sixth of the season.

Kelly Gribbons scored the other goal while Laura Crowdis and Kristen Jay each had two assists. Kaitlin Lowy, Gribbons and Mallory Young each had one assist.

Rachel Seeley took the loss in the Ryerson net. She made 28 saves.

The Gryphs went 1-for-3 on their power play while Ryerson was scoreless on two power plays.

Guelph (14-4-6-0) finishes the regular season tied with the Western Mustangs (14-3-5-2) for second place with 50 points apiece. They’re two behind the Queen’s Gaels (14-3-3-4).

The Gryphs will win the tie-breaker with Western as they won both of their regular-season games with the Mustangs.

That’ll put the two-time defending league champion Gryphs into this week’s best-of-three quarter-final playoff series against the seventh-place Brock Badgers (9-3-9-3).

Dates of that series have not been determined.

 

Gryphons 4 Rams 0
First Period
No scoring
Penalties: Lalonde Ry (holding), 7:42; Farren Ry (hooking), 18:48.
Second Period
1. Guelph, Gribbons (Lowy, Crowdis), 7:54
2. Guelph, Davison (Jay, Gribbons), 14:40
Penalty: Davison Gue (hooking), 17:10.
Third Period
3. Guelph, Davison (Jay), 11:37
4. Guelph, Davison (Young, Crowdis), 15:17 pp
Penalties: Forcey Gue (interference), Nicholson Ry (tripping), 4:02; Mikkelsen Gue (interference), 7:40; Low-A-Chee Ry (tripping), 13:29.
Shots on Goal
Guelph     15-10-7–32
Ryerson       9-7-1–17
Goalies: Lamenta (W, 17 shots-17 saves), Guelph; Seeley (L, 32 shots-28 saves), Ryerson.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 1-3; Ryerson 0-2.
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