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Gryphon curling men split pair at championship meet

FREDERICTON, N.B. – The Guelph Gryphons split a pair of matches Thursday at the U Sports men’s curling championship tournament.

The Gryphs were edged 7-6 in an extra end by Brock in their opening match of the day and they dropped Dalhousie 9-2 in their other match. The win was Brock’s first of the tournament and the loss was Dalhousie’s first.

Guelph trailed Brock 6-1 after six ends of their match, but responded by scoring in four consecutive ends including a steal of one in the 10th to take the match into an extra end. Brock had the hammer for the 11th and scored the winning point.

The match against Dalhousie ended early with handshakes after the sixth end. The Gryphs had started with four in the first end and added their other five in the third. Dalhousie scored two in the fifth. The Gryphs curled 88 percent in the match with each member of the rink at 85 percent or higher.

Members of the Gryphon rink are skip Jayden King, vice Dylan Niepage, second Gavin Lydiate, lead Daniel Del Conte and alternate Carter Bryant.

Guelph’s Thursday win created a three-way tie for first at 4-1 between Dalhousie, Alberta and Laurier. Regina is fourth at 3-2 while the Gryphs and New Brunswick are both at 2-3. Brock’s at 1-4 and Saint Mary’s is at 0-5.

The Gryphs are to complete round-robin play Friday with matches against New Brunswick and Laurier.


  • Guelph Sports Journal