Gryphon hockey men edge RIT Tigers in overtime
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Guelph Gryphons edged the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers 3-2 in double overtime in exhibition university men’s hockey play Sunday at RIT’s Gene Polisseni Center.
The Gryphs scored the winning goal with 1:07 left in the second five-minute overtime period and with the teams playing 3-on-3. The first five-minute overtime period had the teams playing 4-on-4.
Guelph and RIT had battled to a 2-2 standoff in regulation time. The Gryphs scored the lone goal of the first period while the Tigers tallied twice in the second. Guelph tied it with a power-play goal early in the third.
Mikkel Aagaard and Ryan Valentini scored in regulation time for the Gryphs while Todd Winder, Stephen Templeton, Connor Bramwell and Jesse Saban each had an assist.
Winder scored the winning goal.
Kobe Walker and Adam Brubacher netted the goals for RIT while assists were awarded to Will Calverley, Nick Bruce, Dan Willett and Caleb Moretz.
The Gryphs pressed in the first period while RIT applied the pressure after that. The Tigers outshot the Gryphs 36-24 in regulation time and 33-10 in the second and third periods combined.
Brendan Cregan and Andrew Masters shared the goaltending chores for the Gryphs and each yielded a goal. Cregan made 11 saves and Masters made 21.
RIT used three goaltenders with Logan Drackett playing the first, Ian Andriano the second and Kolby Matthews the third and overtime. Drackett had 12 saves, Andriano six and Matthews two.
The Gryphs were 1-for-3 on their power play while RIT was 1-for-5.
RIT is 10-6-2-0 overall this season while the Gryphs are 14-6-3-0.
The Gryphs are to return to OUA league play next weekend when they’re to host the Lakehead Thunderwolves at the Gryphon Centre Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Gryphs, 9-4-3-0 in league play, are tied for fourth in the West Division while Lakehead (7-7-2-0) is sixth.
Gryphons 3 Tigers 2 (2OT)
- Guelph Sports Journal