Gryphon hockey men suffer another one-goal setback

GUELPH – Another 4-3 setback for the Guelph Gryphons.

The Gryphs have played three games in this early OUA men’s hockey season and all three have resulted in 4-3 losses.

Wednesday, the Gryphs were edged by the Brock Badgers in a shootout on the first ever Gryphon school day men’s hockey game.

In front of a crowd of 615, Cosimo Fontana of Brock scored the lone goal of the shootout to give the Badgers the win.

The Gryphs had to come back to take the game to overtime and then to the shootout. Brock scored the only goal of the first period and led 3-1 after the second before the hosts tallied twice in the third, the second of those goals being scored by captain Scott Simmonds with 2:18 to go in regulation time.

Connor Bramwell and Nick Boyer scored the other goals for Guelph. Seth Swenson assisted on two of the goals while Stephen Templeton, Todd Winder, Jesse Saban and Zach McFadden had one apiece.

Scoring the regulation-time goals for Brock were Frank Pucci, Adam Berg and Fontana. Dexter Weber collected two assists while Brandon O’Quinn, Jared Marino, Skylar Pacheco and Tyler Rollo each had one.

The Gryphs outshot Brock 43-33 and both teams went 4-for-4 on their power plays.

Evan Cormier took the loss in the Guelph net. He made 29 saves.

Logan Thompson made 40 saves in the Brock net for the win.

Guelph falls to 0-1-2 with the loss while Brock is tied for first in the West Division with the Ryerson Rams and Windsor Lancers. All are at 3-0-0.

Next up for the Gryphs is a 3-in-3 weekend with the first two games being OUA league outings and the third one being an exhibition match against an NCAA Division 1 team.

The Gryphs are to play the Queen’s Gaels (3-0-0) at Kingston Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the RMC Paladins (2-2-0) at Kingston Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday, the Gryphs are to take on the Cornell Big Red at Ithaca, N.Y. Cornell claimed a 6-1 win over the Laurentian Voyageurs (0-2-0) in their preseason opener last weekend.

 

Badgers 4 Gryphons 3 (SO)
Brock         1-2-0-1–4
Guelph      0-1-2-0–3
First Period
1. Brock, Pucci (Weber, O’Quinn) 4:47
Penalties: Rossiter Brock (holding), 14:28; Ma.Stevens Gue (roughing), 19:01.
Second Period
2. Brock, Berg (Marino, Weber) 11:02
3. Guelph, Bramwell (Templeton, Winder) 16:19
4. Brock, Fontana (Pacheco, Rollo) 18:04
Penalties: McFadden Gue (tripping), 6:21; Fontana Brock (too many men), 9:12; Brown Brock (interference), 17:03; Simmonds Gue (charging), 17:40.
Third Period
5. Guelph, Boyer (Saban, Swenson) 1:42
6. Guelph, Simmonds (Swenson, McFadden) 17:42
Penalties: Burton Brock (holding), 4:01; Boyer Gue (boarding), 7:57; MacDonald Brock (roughing), Templeton Gue (roughing), 10:59; Pacheco Brock (interference), Winder Gue (unsportsmanlike conduct), 17:37.
Overtime
No scoring.
Penalties: none.
Shootout
Brock: Fontana Y, Burton N, Pucci N
Guelph: Winder N, Bramwell N, Ma.Stevens N.
Shots on Goal
Brock         9-11-10-3–33
Guelph      15-9-16-3–43
Goalies: Thompson (W, 43 shots-40 saves), Brock; Cormier (L, 32 shots-29 saves), Guelph.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Brock 0-4; Guelph 0-4.
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