Gryphon hockey women skate to win over Windsor

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons struck for four goals in the third period as they skated to a 7-2 victory over the Windsor Lancers at the Gryphon Centre Saturday.

The Gryphs had led 2-1 at the end of the first period before scoring the lone goal of the second.

Kelly Gribbons struck for a hat trick for the Gryphs while single goals were netted by Katherine Bailey, Kristen Jay, Sydney Davison and Sophie Contant. Kaitlin Lowy assisted on three of the goals while Claire Merrick and Karli Shell each had two assists and Gribbons, Stephanie Gava, Brittany St. James, Laura Crowdis and Meagan Lee had one apiece.

Krystin Lawrence scored both goals for Windsor.

Both winning goaltender Valerie Lamenta of the Gryphs and losing netminder Molly Jenkins of Windsor made 19 saves in the game.

Guelph leads the league at 15-4-3-1 and leads the runner-up Nipissing Lakers (14-3-3-3) by three points. The Gryphs and Lakers are to meet Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Gryphon Centre to close out the regular season.

If the game is decided in regulation time, the winner gets first place. If it goes into overtime, the defending league champion Gryphs get first.

The league awards three points for a win in regulation time, two for a win in overtime and one for a loss in overtime.

Should the first-place finisher survive in the playoffs to the McCaw Cup championship game, it will host that one-game title match.

The Gryphs will do some traveling in next week’s best-of-three quarter-finals as they’ll play either Windsor (10-1-10-2) or the Laurentian Voyageurs (11-1-10-2) of Sudbury.

  • Guelph Sports Journal