Gryphon hockey men clouted by Saskatchewan

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The Guelph Gryphons’ stay in the U Sports national university men’s hockey championship tournament was a short one.

The fourth-seed Gryphs bowed out of the tournament Thursday when they were handed a 6-1 setback by the fifth-seed Saskatchewan Huskies in quarter-final play. Unlike the women’s national tournament, the men’s tournament does not have a consolation round.

Saskatchewan scored twice in each period and took advantage of its power-play unit as the Huskies scored four times with a manpower advantage. Saskatchewan went 4-for-8 on its power play while the Gryphs were scoreless on their two power plays.

Scott Simmonds collected the lone goal for Guelph as he scored just shy of the second period’s eight-minute mark. Seth Swenson set up that goal.

Carson Stadnyk tallied twice for Saskatchewan while single goals were added by Logan McVeigh, Evan Fiala, Wyatt Johnson and Levi Cable. Collin Shirley assisted on four of the goals while Johnson and Jesse Forsberg each had two assists and Kohl Bauml and Cable had one apiece.

The Gryphs outshot Saskatchewan 32-26.

Andrew Masters took the loss in the Gryphon net. He had 20 saves while U Sports goaltender of the year Taran Kozun made 31 saves in net for Saskatchewan.


Huskies 6 Gryphons 1
Guelph                  0-1-0–1
Saskatchewan      2-2-2–6
First Period
1. Saskatchewan, McVeigh (Bauml, Cable), 3:37 pp
2. Saskatchewan, Fiala (Shirley, Johnson), 12:39
Penalties: Mi.Stevens Gue (high sticking), 2:36; Stadnyk Sask (slashing), 9:05; Ma.Stevens Gue (roughing), Mi.Stevens Gue (cross checking), Yakubowski Sask (roughing), 13:24.
Second Period
3. Saskatchewan, Stadnyk (Shirley, J.Forsberg), 1:46 pp
4. Guelph, Simmonds (Swenson), 7:53
5. Saskatchewan, Johnson (J.Forsberg, Shirley), 13:41 pp
Penalties: Templeton Gue (holding), 0:12; Winder Gue (high sticking), 13:02; Thomas Sask (slashing), 14:40.
Third Period
6. Saskatchewan, Stadnyk (Johnson, Shirley), 12:49
7. Saskatchewan, Cable (unassisted), 16:42 pp
Penalties: Lemcke Gue (cross checking, misconduct) 13:13; Boyer Gue (checking to the head, misconduct), Mi.Stevens Gue (fighting), Strand Gue (roughing), 19:03.
Shots on Goal
Guelph                  8-14-10–32
Saskatchewan        12-8-6–26
Goalies: Masters (L, 26 shots-20 saves), Guelph; Kozun (W, 32 shots-31 saves), Saskatchewan.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 0-2; Saskatchewan 4-8.


  • Guelph Sports Journal