Brock completes season sweep of Gryphon hockey men

ST. CATHARINES – The Guelph Gryphons wrapped up the 2018 portion of their OUA men’s hockey league season with a 5-3 loss to the Brock Badgers Friday night at the Seymour-Hannah arena.

Brock scored the final three goals of the game to claim the win and a sweep of the Gryphons in their regular-season series.

The teams were tied 2-2 at the end of the first period and Brock led 4-3 at the end of the second.

Marc Stevens, Stephen Templeton and Chris Brill-Morgan scored the goals for Guelph while assists were awarded to Cody Thompson, Scott Simmonds, Marc Stevens, Todd Winder and Reilly O’Connor.

Ayden MacDonald, Connor Brown, Adam Lloyd, Connor Walters and Brody Silk had a goal apiece for Brock. Walters and Ryan Burton each had two assists while Brown, MacDonald, Adam Berg, Ethan Spaxman, Tyler Rollo and Justin Brack had one apiece.

The Badgers outshot the Gryphons by just under a 2-to-1 margin as Brock had 43 shots and Guelph had 22.

Evan Cormier was charged with the loss in net for the Gryphs while Logan Thompson picked up the win for Brock.

The hosts went 1-for-5 on their power play while the Gryphs were scoreless on three power plays.

The result put an end to Guelph’s three-game winning streak.

The Gryphs enter the exam and Christmas break at 6-8-2-2, good for a tie for sixth in the West Division. Brock climbs to second at 11-5-0-0.

The Gryphs will return from the break with an exhibition game against the Miami, Ohio, University Redhawks (9-6-1) at Oxford, Ohio, Dec. 30 at 4 p.m.

Next league game for the Gryphs is set for Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. against the Western Mustangs (8-6-1-1) at Western’s Thompson arena.

 

Badgers 5 Gryphons 3
Guelph     2-1-0–3
Brock        2-2-1–5
First Period
1. Brock, MacDonald (Brown, Walters) 2:55
2. Brock, Brown (MacDonald, Berg) 15:31
3. Guelph, Ma.Stevens (Thompson) 15:47
4. Guelph, Templeton (Simmonds, Ma.Stevens) 18:31
Penalties: MacDonald Brock (high sticking), 5:22; Hiff Gue (interference), 16:14.
Second Period
5. Guelph, Brill-Morgan (Winder, O’Connor) 3:05
6. Brock, Lloyd (Burton, Spaxman) 9:19
7. Brock, Walters (Rollo, Burton) 11:25 pp
Penalties: Ma.Stevens Gue (cross checking), 9:53; Simmonds Gue (roughing), 15:36; Weber Brock (high sticking), 19:42.
Third Period
8. Brock, Silk (Walters, Brack) 19:41 en
Penalties: Boyer Gue (hooking), 3:36; Templeton Gue (cross checking), 5:35; Brown Brock (high sticking), Boyer Gue (high sticking), 6:18; Brown Brock (cross checking), 12:12.
Shots on Goal
Guelph      6-7-9–22
Brock     19-16-8–43
Goalies: Cormier (L, 42 shots-38 saves), Guelph; Thompson (W, 22 shots-19 saves), Brock.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 0-3; Brock 1-5.

 

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