Gryphon hockey men force series to three-game limit
WATERLOO – The Guelph Gryphons stayed alive in their OUA men’s hockey league West Division quarter-final with a 6-3 victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks Saturday night at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.
The result leaves the best-of-three series tied 1-1 and the deciding game is to go Sunday night at the Gryphon Centre.
Saturday, the Gryphs scored three times in the second period on their way to the win. They led 2-1 at the end of the first and 5-2 after the second.
Marc Stevens had a five-point outing for the Gryphs as he scored two goals and assisted on three others. Todd Winder also tallied twice while single goals were added by Andrew Dodson and Connor Bramwell. Jesse Saban, Ryan Valentini and Stephen Templeton each had two assists while Bramwell, Luke Kutkevicius and Ted Nichol had one apiece.
Anthony Conti, Chayse Herrfort and Will Cook had the goals for Laurier while Ethan Wiseman, Kyle Jenkins, James Thomson, Jeremy Pullara and Neil Aird each had an assist.
The Gryphs outshot the Golden Hawks 24-21 and they went 1-for-2 on their power play while Laurier was scoreless on two power plays.
Brendan Cregan had 18 saves to get the win in the Guelph net while Laurier’s Matt Williams took the loss. He had 14 saves when he was lifted in favour of Tyler Fassl after Guelph’s fourth goal.
Game time Sunday at the Gryphon Centre is 7:30 p.m.
Gryphons 6 Golden Hawks 3
- Guelph Sports Journal