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Gryphon hockey men dropped by Waterloo Warriors

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons wrapped up the home portion of the 2021 segment of their OUA men’s hockey season Thursday night with a 5-1 loss to the Waterloo Warriors in a sometimes chippy match at the Gryphon Centre.

Waterloo scored once in the first period and twice in each of the second and third periods for the win while the Gryphs collected their lone goal with 1:16 to go in the game.

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Connor Bramwell, who had been stopped on a penalty shot in the second period, scored the goal for Guelph. Assists went to Matt Timms and Lucas Chiodo.

Dan Walker, Nick Chyzowski, Jake Heerspink, Tate Popple and Jacob Cascagnette collected single goals for the Warriors while assists were awarded to Nick Halagian, Markson Bechtold, Cascagnette, Popple, Alex Gritz, Chase Campbell and Jack Phibbs.

Colton Incze was charged with the loss in net for the Gryphs. He had 20 saves while Waterloo’s winning keeper Julian Sime had 32 saves.

A total of 128 minutes in penalties — 64 to each team – was called during the game including six 10-minute misconducts and a game misconduct to Luke Bignell of the Gryphs for accumulating two 10-minute misconducts in the game.

Guelph was whistled for 16 penalties while Waterloo took 20. The Gryphs went 0-for-7 on their power play while Waterloo went 0-for-3.

The game was the second between the teams this month. Waterloo won 3-2 in a shootout at Waterloo Nov. 5.

They’re to meet again Saturday at Waterloo’s Columbia Ice Fields arena. Game time is 7 p.m.

The Gryphs are to complete their 2021 schedule next Thursday with a game against the Laurier Golden Hawks at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex’s Sun Life Financial Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.

Windsor Lancers lead the Far West Division at 5-2-0 and are followed by the Western Mustangs at 4-3-0, the Gryphs at 2-2-1, Waterloo at 2-4-1 and the Laurier Golden Hawks at 2-4-0.


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