Gryphon hockey men turn tables on Warriors
WATERLOO – The Guelph Gryphons rebounded from their loss to the Waterloo Warriors at the Gryphon Centre Thursday to topple the Warriors 6-4 in OUA men’s hockey play at Waterloo’s Columbia Icefields arena Saturday night.
The Gryphs broke a 1-1 deadlock after the first period with three consecutive goals in the second. However, Guelph needed a pair of goals in the final two and a half minutes of the game to claim the win.
Guelph Gryphons 6 Waterloo 4
Guelph led 4-1 at the end of the second, but Waterloo pulled even with two power-play goals and an even-strength goal in the third, the final two coming 42 seconds apart with less than six and a half minutes to go in regulation time.
Lucas Chiodo of the Gryphs put Guelph ahead for good at 17:48 of the third, 3:32 after Waterloo had tied it.
The goal was Lucas Chiodo’s second of the game while Ted McGeen also scored twice for the Gryphs, his pair coming 22 seconds apart midway through the second period. Matt Timms and Connor Bramwell added single goals while assists were awarded to Timms, Nick Isaacson, Luke Bignell, Jacob Winterton, Zach Roberts, Bramwell and Gio Finoro.
Tyler Beauparlant, Tate Popple, Jacob Cascagnette and Alex Gritz had a goal apiece for Waterloo while Nick Chyzowski, Dan Walker, Chase Campbell and Andrew Cordssen-David each had one assist.
The Gryphs outshot the Warriors 42-32 and went 1-for-6 on their power play and the Warriors went 2–for-7. Guelph also had a shorthanded goal.
Colton Incze picked up the win in net for the Gryphs with 28 saves while Julian Sime had 36 saves for Waterloo.
As was the case Thursday, there were plenty of penalties with a total of 109 minutes assessed – 60 to Waterloo – including seven 10-minute misconducts, six of them for inciting. Waterloo’s Nick Halagian was also given a match penalty early in the third period for attempt to injure.
Windsor Lancers lead the Far West Division at 6-2-0 and are followed by the Western Mustangs at 4-4-0, the Gryphs at 3-2-1, the Warriors at 2-5-1 and Laurier Golden Hawks at 2-4-0.
The Gryphs are to complete the 2021 portion of their schedule Thursday with a game against Laurier at the Sun Life Financial Arena in the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. Game time is 7 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal