Junior Gryphon atom AEs start final with win
GUELPH – The Guelph Junior Gryphons opened the Tri-County Minor Hockey League’s atom league’s Russell Division final with a 5-2 victory over the Woolwich Wildcats Tuesday at Centennial arena.
Second game of the best-of-five final is set for Thursday at Elmira’s Dan Snyder Memorial Arena at 6:30 p.m.
The third game is to go Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the West End arena.
Junior Gryphs, Halton Hills to decide Bowen bantam title Wednesday
GUELPH – The Guelph Junior Gryphons and Halton Hills Thunder are to meet Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at the West End arena in the fifth and deciding game of the Tri-County Minor Hockey League’s bantam Bowen Division final.
Halton Hills tied the best-of-five affair Tuesday with a 2-1 win at Georgetown’s Mold-Masters SportsPlex.
The Junior Gryphs had won the opening two games of the series – 4-1 at Georgetown last Wednesday and 7-3 at the West End arena Saturday. Halton Hills won 5-4 at Georgetown Monday.
Port Hope Panthers take PJHL East opener
LAKEFIELD – The Provincial Junior Hockey League’s East Conference quarter-final series opened Tuesday with the Port Hope Panthers beating the Lakefield Chiefs 4-1.
The teams were tied 1-1 at the end of the first period before Port Hope scored the only goal of the second.
Kennedy Duguid, George Miranda, Mike Smith and Cameron McGill hit for a goal apiece for Port Hope.
Ethan McDougall scored for Lakefield.
The Panthers outshot the Chiefs 37-20.
Second game of the series is set for Saturday at Port Hope’s Jack Burger Sports Complex.
Essex 73’s start PJHL West final with win in overtime
ESSEX – William Stradder’s goal at 6:09 of overtime lifted the Essex 73’s to a 3-2 victory over the Dorchester Dolphins in the opening game of the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s West Conference final Tuesday night at the Essex Centre Sports Complex.
Essex had opened the scoring with the lone goal of the first period before the teams scored once apiece in the second. Dorchester’s Braedon Dorion forced the overtime when he scored on a power play midway through the third period.
Every goal scored in regulation time was a power-play goal while the winner in overtime came with the teams playing full strength.
Essex went 2-for-9 on its power play while Dorchester went 2-for-10. The 73’s outshot the Dolphins 41-33.
Eric Shaw and Stradder scored in regulation time for Essex while Alex Weaver had the other goal for Dorchester.
Second game of the series is scheduled for Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Dorchester.
Guelph Prep suffers loss to close out home schedule
GUELPH – The Guelph Prep Junior Gryphons finished the home portion of their inaugural season in the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association’s girls’ league with a 57-55 loss to Southwest Academy Tuesday afternoon at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.
Game details were not available.
With one road game to go on their schedule, Guelph Prep is eighth in the eight-team league at 1-11-1. The tie is from a postponed game against Durham Elite that will not be rescheduled.
Guelph Prep is to complete its season with a game against Lincoln Prep Thursday evening.
- Guelph Sports Journal