Gryphon hockey men nipped by Toronto in overtime

Gryphon hockey men nipped by Toronto in overtime

TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons surrendered a goal in overtime as they dropped a 5-4 decision to the Toronto Varsity Blues in OUA men’s hockey play Saturday at Toronto’s Varsity Arena.

The Gryphs had rallied from a two-goal deficit and eventually forced overtime with Zachary Poirier’s goal with 1:36 to go in regulation time.


Toronto Varsity Blues 5 Guelph Gryphons 4 (OT)

Cole Purboo put an end to the game with his goal at 2:45 of the extra period.

The loss was the sixth consecutive setback for the Gryphs and the third one in that streak to come in overtime.

Toronto led 2-1 at the end of the first period and 3-2 after the second.

Zach Roberts, Tristan De Jong, Ted McGeen and Poirier had a goal apiece for the Gryphs while Anthony Tabak collected three assists and Luke Bignell had two. Duncan Penman, Jaxon Camp and Liam Ham each had one assist.

Owen Robinson scored twice for Toronto while single goals were netted by Eddie Yan, Owen Guy and Cole Purboo. Ross Krieger had a pair of assists while Hayden Davis, Purboo, Ryan Barbosa, Nick Grima and Billy Moskal had one each.

Toronto outshot the Gryphs 40-37 and went 2-for-6 on their power play while Guelph was scoreless on three power plays.

Tanner Wickware had 35 saves for the Gryphs while Jett Alexander had 33 for Toronto.

The Gryphs are tied for ninth in the West Division at 2-3-3-0. Windsor Spitfires lead the division at 9-1-0-0 and are followed by the Toronto Metropolitan Bold at 8-2-0-0, Brock Badgers at 6-3-0-0, Lakehead Thunderwolves at 5-4-1-1, Toronto at 5-4-1-0, Western Mustangs at 3-3-4-0, Laurier Golden Hawks at 4-5-1-0, Waterloo Warriors at 4-6-0-0, the Gryphs and the York Lions at 3-6-1-0.

The Gryphs are to play their third consecutive road game Friday when they’re to play the Warriors at Waterloo’s Columbia Ice Fields arena. Game time is 7 p.m.

The Gryphs are also to host Western Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gryphon Centre.

 

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Gryphon hockey men nipped by Toronto in overtime

TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons surrendered a goal in overtime as they dropped a 5-4 decision to the Toronto Varsity Blues in OUA men’s hockey play Saturday at Toronto’s Varsity Arena.

The Gryphs had rallied from a two-goal deficit and eventually forced overtime with Zachary Poirier’s goal with 1:36 to go in regulation time.


Toronto Varsity Blues 5
Guelph Gryphons 4 (OT)

Cole Purboo put an end to the game with his goal at 2:45 of the extra period.

The loss was the sixth consecutive setback for the Gryphs and the third one in that streak to come in overtime.

Toronto led 2-1 at the end of the first period and 3-2 after the second.

Zach Roberts, Tristan De Jong, Ted McGeen and Poirier had a goal apiece for the Gryphs while Anthony Tabak collected three assists and Luke Bignell had two. Duncan Penman, Jaxon Camp and Liam Ham each had one assist.

Owen Robinson scored twice for Toronto while single goals were netted by Eddie Yan, Owen Guy and Cole Purboo. Ross Krieger had a pair of assists while Hayden Davis, Purboo, Ryan Barbosa, Nick Grima and Billy Moskal had one each.

Toronto outshot the Gryphs 40-37 and went 2-for-6 on their power play while Guelph was scoreless on three power plays.

Tanner Wickware had 35 saves for the Gryphs while Jett Alexander had 33 for Toronto.

The Gryphs are tied for ninth in the West Division at 2-3-3-0. Windsor Spitfires lead the division at 9-1-0-0 and are followed by the Toronto Metropolitan Bold at 8-2-0-0, Brock Badgers at 6-3-0-0, Lakehead Thunderwolves at 5-4-1-1, Toronto at 5-4-1-0, Western Mustangs at 3-3-4-0, Laurier Golden Hawks at 4-5-1-0, Waterloo Warriors at 4-6-0-0, the Gryphs and the York Lions at 3-6-1-0.

The Gryphs are to play their third consecutive road game Friday when they’re to play the Warriors at Waterloo’s Columbia Ice Fields arena. Game time is 7 p.m.

The Gryphs are also to host Western Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gryphon Centre.

 

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