Three Junior Gryphon squads left standing in GGHA Winter Classic

GUELPH – Three teams from the host Guelph Girls Hockey Association survived to play on the final day of this year’s Winter Classic Tournament.

Junior Gryphons in the atom A, peewee B and bantam BB divisions were to play in semifinal matches Sunday morning with the hope of advancing to championship matches later in the day.

In atom A, the Junior Gryphs are to play the Wilmot Wolverines in a semifinal at 8 a.m. at the Victoria Road arena. Winner advances to the 1:30 p.m. final at the West End arena. The locals finished round-robin play with a 1-1-1 record after being edged 2-1 by Ancaster Avalanche Saturday. They nipped the Stratford Aces 1-0 in the quarter-finals later in the day.

The Junior Gryphs also finished pool play at 1-1-1 in peewee B after tying the Orangeville Tigers 2-2 Saturday. Guelph is to play the Woolwich Wild in a semifinal Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Centennial arena. The final is slated for 3:15 p.m. at the West End arena.

The Junior Gryphs are unbeaten in bantam BB with a 2-0-2 record in pool play. They defeated the Clarington Flames 3-0 and had a scoreless tie with the St. Catharines Brock Junior Badgers Saturday and have yielded a single goal in the tournament. They’re to play the Flamborough Flames in the semifinal Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Gryphon Centre. Guelph and Flamborough were in a scoreless tie Friday. Sunday’s final at the West End arena is slated for 4:45 p.m.

In peewee A, the Junior Gryphs were ousted Saturday with a 3-1 loss to the Cambridge Roadrunners in the semifinals. The hosts had finished round-robin play at 2-1-0 following a 2-0 loss to the Stratford Aces earlier Saturday.

The Junior Gryphs were also knocked out of intermediate A with a semifinal loss Saturday when they were downed 2-0 by the Vaughan Flames. They had dropped the Kensington Valley Ravens of Michigan 6-1 earlier in the day to finish the round robin at 2-1-0.

None of the other Junior Gryphons teams in the tournament qualified for the playoffs in their categories.

In novice B, the Junior Gryphs had a win and a tie Saturday to finish pool play at 2-1-1. They tied the Orangeville Tigers 1-1 and dumped the Ancaster Avalanche 8-2 Saturday.

The Junior Gryphs were also 2-1-1 in the preliminary round in midget A after they split a pair of 2-1 games Saturday. They defeated the Hamilton Hawks, but lost to the Ottawa Ice.

Guelph teams finished their tournament participation with 1-2-1 records in both atom B and bantam A, both losing twice Saturday.

The Junior Gryphs were defeated 2-1 by the Ayr Rockets and 4-1 by the Ancaster Avalanche in atom B Saturday.

In bantam A, the Junior Gryphs fell 2-0 to the St. Catharines Brock Junior Badgers and 2-1 to the St. Thomas Panthers.

A 1-0 loss to the Ottawa Ice in their lone game Saturday brought Guelph’s tournament to an end in bantam B. They finished at 1-3-0.

The Mount Forest Rams went undefeated in bantam B, but didn’t advance to the playoffs as they finished with one win and three ties. Saturday, the Rams tied the Lambeth Lancers 3-3 and defeated the Hamilton Hawks 2-0.

The Grand River Mustangs were ousted from the midget BB category with a 1-1-2 record. Saturday, the Mustangs tied Southpoint Stars 0-0 and lost 3-0 to the Woolwich Wild.

 

Saturday Results
NOVICE B
Waterloo Ravens 8 Cambridge Roadrunners 1
Woolwich Wild 3 Ancaster Avalanche 2
Guelph Junior Gryphons 1 Orangeville Tigers 1
Stoney Creek Sabres 1 Waterloo Ravens 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 8 Ancaster Avalanche 2
Stoney Creek Sabres 4 Cambridge Roadrunners 0
Orangeville Tigers 4 Woolwich Wild 2
ATOM A
Kitchener Lady Rangers 4 Niagara Rapids 4
Ancaster Avalanche 2 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
Stratford Aces 3 Sudbury Lady Wolves 0
Wilmot Wolverines 3 London Devilettes 1
Quarter-final: Guelph Junior Gryphons 1 Stratford Aces 0
Quarter-final: Wilmot Wolverines 6 Sudbury Lady Wolves 0
Quarter-final: Ancaster Avalanche 4 Kitchener Lady Rangers 0
Quarter-final: Niagara Rapids 6 London Devilettes 0
ATOM B
Ayr Rockets 2 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
Ancaster Avalanche 3 Kitchener Lady Rangers 2
Ayr Rockets 2 Wilmot Wolverines 0
Ancaster Avalanche 4 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
Kitchener Lady Rangers 2 Wilmot Wolverines 0
PEEWEE A
Cambridge Roadrunners 3 Chicago Fury 1
Stratford Aces 2 Guelph Junior Gryphons 0
Semifinal: Stratford Aces 3 Chicago Fury 0
Semifinal: Cambridge Roadrunners 3 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
PEEWEE B
Guelph Junior Gryphons 2 Orangeville Tigers 2
Waterloo Ravens 2 Woolwich Wild 1
BANTAM A
St. Thomas Panthers 2 Napanee Crunch 0
St. Catharines Brock Junior Badgers 2 Guelph Junior Gryphons 0
Cambridge Roadrunners 1 Kitchener Lady Rangers 0
St. Thomas Panthers 2 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
Kitchener Lady Rangers 5 Chicago Bruins 0
St. Catharines Brock Junior Badgers 5 Napanee Crunch 0
Cambridge Roadrunners 5 Chicago Bruins 0
BANTAM BB
Stoney Creek Sabres 4 Caledon Coyotes 1
Flamborough Falcons 3 Clarington Flames 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 0 St. Catharines Brock Junior Badgers 0
Waterloo Ravens 2 Caledon Coyotes 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons 3 Clarington Flames 0
Flamborough Falcons 2 St. Catharines Brock Junior Badgers 1
Stoney Creek Sabres 3 Waterloo Ravens 1
BANTAM B
Hamilton Hawks 4 Lambeth Lancers 3
Mount Brydges Cougars 1 North Halton Twisters 1
Walkerton Capitals 2 Ancaster Avalanche 1
Aurora Panthers 1 Woolwich Wild 0
Wilmot Wolverines 2 Mississauga Chiefs 1
Mount Forest Rams 3 Lambeth Lancers 3
Ottawa Ice 1 Guelph Junior Gryphons 0
Mount Brydges Cougars 5 St. Catharines Brock Junior Badgers 0
Aurora Panthers 5 Ancaster Avalanche 0
Mount Forest Rams 2 Hamilton Hawks 0
Walkerton Capitals 1 Woolwich Wild 1
North Halton Twisters 5 St. Catharines Brock Junior Badgers 1
Mississauga Chiefs 5 Ottawa Ice 0
MIDGET A
Kingston Ice Wolves 3 Flamborough Falcons 0
Stoney Creek Sabres 2 Owen Sound Ice Hawks 1
Chatham Outlaws 0 Ottawa Valley Thunder 0
Windsor Wildcats 4 Detroit Honey Backbaked 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons 2 Hamilton Hawks 1
Waterloo Ravens 1 St. Catharines Brock Junior Badgers 1
Kingston Ice Wolves 2 Ottawa Ice 0
Kanata Rangers 5 Owen Sound Ice Hawks 2
Ottawa Valley Thunder 4 Burlington Barracudas 0
Hamilton Hawks 0 Flamborough Falcons 0
Windsor Wildcats 1 Stoney Creek Sabres 0
St. Catharines Brock Junior Badgers 3 Chatham Outlaws 0
Kanata Rangers 6 Detroit Honey Backbaked 0
Ottawa Ice 2 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
MIDGET BB
Woolwich Wild 3 King Cavalry 1
Napanee Crunch 1 Lambton Attack 1
Woodstock Wildcats 2 Waterloo Ravens 0
Grand River Mustangs 0 Southpoint Stars 0
King Cavalry 2 Stoney Creek Sabres 2
Woodstock Wildcats 0 North Simcoe Capitals 0
Lambton Attack 2 Waterloo Ravens 2
Woolwich Wild 3 Grand River Mustangs 0
Southpoint Stars 3 Stoney Creek Sabres 1
Napanee Crunch 2 North Simcoe Capitals 1
INTERMEDIATE A
Guelph Junior Gryphons 6 Kensington Valley Ravens 1
Saugeen Maitland Lightning 4 Vaughan Flames 0
Semifinal: Vaughan Flames 2 Guelph Junior Gryphons 0
Semifinal: Saugeen Maitland Lightning 3 Kensington Valley Ravens 2
Sunday Games
NOVICE B
8 a.m.: Semifinal: Waterloo Ravens vs. Orangeville Tigers, Centennial arena
12:15 p.m.: Final: semifinal winner vs. Stoney Creek Sabres, West End arena 1
ATOM A
8 a.m.: Semifinal: Guelph Junior Gryphons vs. Wilmot Wolverines, Victoria Road arena
9:15 a.m.: Semifinal: Ancaster Avalanche vs. Niagara Rapids, Centennial arena
1:30 p.m.: Final: semifinal winners, West End arena 1
ATOM B
9 a.m.: Semifinal: Kitchener Lady Rangers vs. Ayr Rockets, Sleeman Centre
2 p.m.: Final: semifinal winner vs. Ancaster Avalanche, West End arena 2
PEEWEE A
9:45 a.m.: Final: Cambridge Roadrunners vs. Stratford Aces, West End arena 2
PEEWEE B
10:30 a.m.: Semifinal: Orangeville Tigers vs. Waterloo Ravens, Sleeman Centre
10:30 a.m.: Semifinal: Woolwich Wild vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons, Centennial arena
3:15 p.m.: Final: semifinal winners, West End arena 2
BANTAM A
11:15 a.m.: Semifinal: Kitchener Lady Rangers vs. St. Thomas Panthers, West End arena 2
4:30 p.m.: Final: semifinal winner vs. Cambridge Roadrunners, West End arena 1
BANTAM BB
11:30 a.m.: Semifinal: Flamborough Falcons vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons, Gryphon Centre Gold
4:45 p.m.: Final: semifinal winner vs. Stoney Creek Sabres, West End arena 2
BANTAM B
8:30 a.m.: Semifinal: North Halton Twisters vs. Walkerton Capitals, West End arena 2
9:15 a.m.: Semifinal: Aurora Panthers vs. Mount Brydges Cougars, West End arena 1
12:45 p.m.: Final: semifinal winners, West End arena 2
MIDGET A
10:45 a.m.: Semifinal: Stoney Creek Sabres vs. Kingston Ice Wolves, West End arena 1
10:45 a.m.: Semifinal: Kanata Rangers vs. Ottawa Valley Thunder, Victoria Road arena
2:30 p.m.: semifinal winners, Gryphon Centre Gold
MIDGET BB
8 a.m.: Semifinal: Southpoint Stars vs. Woodstock Wildcats, West End arena 1
9:15 a.m.: Semifinal: North Simcoe Capitals vs. Woolwich Wild, Victoria Road arena
3 p.m.: Final: semifinal winners, West End arena 1
INTERMEDIATE A
1 p.m.: Final: Vaughan Flames vs. Saugeen Maitland Lightning, Gryphon Centre Gold

 

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