Gryphon hockey men edge Varsity Blues

TORONTO – A pair of goals less than three and a half minutes apart late in the first period gave the Guelph Gryphons a lead they wouldn’t relinquish in their 3-2 OUA men’s hockey league victory Saturday night at Varsity Arena.

Todd Winder and Matt Kenney scored those goals to give the Gryphs a 2-0 lead at the end of the period. Toronto got one back in the second period before Scott Simmonds added a power-play goal midway through the third. The Varsity Blues scored their own power-play goal four minutes later, but they didn’t get any closer as that goal completed the scoring in the game.

Ted Nichol, Stephen Hiff, Nick Boyer, Zach McFadden and Jesse Saban each had an assist for Guelph.

Matt Campagna scored both goals for Toronto while Aidan Wallace assisted on both. Ryan Kirkup and Evan MacEachern each had one assist.

The Gryphs were outshot 27-20 and went 1-for-5 on their power play while Toronto went 1-for-4.

Evan Cormier collected the win in net for Guelph while Alex Bishop took the loss for Toronto.

The Gryphs improve to 4-7-2-2 with the win while Toronto falls to 2-8-3-3.

The Gryphs are to host the York Lions (9-2-1-1) at the Gryphon Centre Thursday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.


Gryphons 3 Varsity Blues 2
Guelph      2-0-1–3
Toronto     0-1-1–2
First Period
1. Guelph, Winder (Nichol), 13:46
2. Guelph, Kenney (Hiff, Boyer), 17:08
Penalty: Raycroft Gue (slashing), 6:26.
Second Period
3. Toronto, Campagna (Kirkup, Wallace), 7:58
Penalties: Raycroft Gue (tripping), 0:25; Clarke Tor (interference), 8:29; Kenney Gue (roughing), 10:28; Campagna Tor (slashing), 11:59; Bruce Tor (interference), 16:29; MacEachern Tor (hooking), 18:46.
Third Period
4. Guelph, Simmonds (McFadden, Saban), 10:08 pp
5. Toronto, Campagna (MacEachern, Wallace), 14:24 pp
Penalties: Campagna Tor (slashing), 9:46; McCutcheon Gue (roughing), 13:22.
Shots on Goal
Guelph        6-8-6–20
Toronto     12-6-9–27
Goalies: Cormier (W, 27 shots-26 saves), Guelph; Bishop (L, 20 shots-17 saves), Toronto.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 1-5; Toronto 1-4.
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