Gryphon hockey men edged by Ottawa’s power-play goal in OT
OTTAWA – Cody Drover of the Ottawa Gee-Gees connected for a power-play goal 28 seconds into overtime to lift the Gee-Gees to a 5-4 victory over the Guelph Gryphons in OUA men’s hockey play Saturday night at Ottawa’s Minto Sports Complex.
The Gee-Gees actually started the game the same way they finished it – with a power-play goal by Drover.
That goal was the only goal of the first period while the Gryphs came back in the second to grab a 3-1 lead by the end of the period. The Gryphs were ahead 4-2 midway through the third, but Ottawa came back for the win.
Marc Stevens, Todd Winder, Ryan Valentini and Connor Bramwell scored a goal apiece for the Gryphs while Valentini had two assists and Jesse Saban, Ted Nichol, Mikkel Aagaard, Stephen Templeton, Zach McFadden and Bramwell had one each.
Drover finished with a hat trick for Ottawa while Jacob Hanlon and Yvan Mongo also scored. Brendan Jacome, Medric Mercier and Dominic Cormier each had two assists and Nicolas Mattinen, Kevin Domingue, Antoine Pouliot and Mathieu Newcomb had one each.
Ottawa outshot the Gryphs 48-30 including a 22-5 advantage after the second period. The Gee-Gees were also perfect on their power play, going 2-for-2. The Gryphs were scoreless on four power plays.
Brendan Cregan had 43 saves for the Gryphs, but took the loss. Winning goalie Domenic Graham had 26 saves.
The Gryphs lead the West Division at 4-1-1-0 while Ottawa is third in the East at 4-1-0-0.
The Gryphs are to host the Waterloo Warriors (2-2-1-0) Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gryphon Centre.
Gee-Gees 5 Gryphons 4 (OT)
- Guelph Sports Journal