University Challenge Cup medals to be handed out Saturday
GUELPH — The combatants in the Tier One gold-medal game at the University Challenge Cup of ringette at the Gryphon Centre Saturday afternoon will be decided Saturday morning.
Ottawa will go for gold, but their opponent is to be decided in the tier’s final round-robin games Saturday morning.
If Western beats or ties Alberta in an 8:45 a.m. game, Western will supply the opposition in the championship match.
A four-way tie for second behind Ottawa in the tier’s standings is a possibility and would happen if Alberta beats Western and Lethbridge beats Dalhousie. Mini games would be played at 11:15 a.m. to break the tie.
The host Guelph Gryphons finished winless in the tier as they suffered three setbacks Friday to complete their round-robin with eight losses. Friday, they were defeated 7-4 by Carleton, 8-5 by Alberta and 6-3 by Brock.
Ottawa secured a spot in the gold-medal match with two wins and a tie Friday as they defeated Dalhousie 4-2 and Lethbridge 5-1 and tied Western 6-6.
In other games Friday, Western edged Calgary 3-1 and tied Carleton 3-3 to remain undefeated while Calgary beat Lethbridge 3-1 and Carleton 5-4. Alberta tripled Brock 9-3 and blanked Dalhousie 6-0.
Ottawa leads the tier at 6-1-1 and is followed by Western at 4-0-3, Calgary at 5-2-1, Lethbridge and Alberta both at 4-2-1, Carleton at 2-4-1, Dalhousie and Brock both at 2-5-0 and Guelph at 0-8-0.
The pairings in the Tier Two medal matches have been decided as Laurier and McMaster are to play for gold and Nipissing and Trent are to battle for bronze.
With one game to go in the tier’s double round-robin preliminary segment, Laurier leads at 5-0-0, McMaster is second at 3-2-1, Nipissing third at 2-3-1 and Trent fourth at 0-5-0.
The Tier One gold-medal game is slated for 2:30 p.m. and the bronze-medal match is to go at 2 p.m. The Tier Two gold-medal game is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and the bronze-medal game is set for 12 noon.
- Guelph Sports Journal