Gryphon hockey women fall in OT to Toronto and Trussler

Gryphon hockey women fall in OT to Toronto and Trussler

GUELPH – Taylor Trussler’s third consecutive goal lifted the Toronto Varsity Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Guelph Gryphons in OUA women’s hockey play Wednesday night at the Gryphons Centre.

The Gryphs had taken the early lead when Hannah Tait and Maeve Sutherland-Case scored 2:42 apart in the first period.


Toronto Varsity Blues 3 Guelph Gryphons 2 (OT)

Those two goals gave the hosts a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period before Toronto rallied with the goals by Trussler as she scored a power-play goal in the second period, an even-strength goal in the third and another power-play goal for the winner 36 seconds into overtime.

Toronto went 2-for-4 on its power play while the Gryphs were scoreless on seven power plays.

Natasha Athanasakos assisted on all three of Trussler’s goals while Celine Frappier also had an assist.

Avery Peer, Tori Vanbeek and Jaime Magoffin had single assists for the Gryphs.

The Gryphs outshot Toronto 31-18. Martina Fedel had 15 saves for Guelph while Erica Fryer had 29 for Toronto.

The Gryphs are second in the West Division at 14-4-3-2 while the Varsity Blues lead the East Division and the league at 20-2-0-0.

The game was the first of four consecutive home games for the Gryphs as they’re to host the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks (8-12-1-0) Saturday at 2:30 p.m., York Lions (6-15-0-0) Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Laurier Golden Hawks (2-14-3-2) Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

Gryphon hockey women fall in OT to Toronto and Trussler

GUELPH – Taylor Trussler’s third consecutive goal lifted the Toronto Varsity Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Guelph Gryphons in OUA women’s hockey play Wednesday night at the Gryphons Centre.

The Gryphs had taken the early lead when Hannah Tait and Maeve Sutherland-Case scored 2:42 apart in the first period.


Toronto Varsity Blues 3
Guelph Gryphons 2 (OT)

Those two goals gave the hosts a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period before Toronto rallied with the goals by Trussler as she scored a power-play goal in the second period, an even-strength goal in the third and another power-play goal for the winner 36 seconds into overtime.

Toronto went 2-for-4 on its power play while the Gryphs were scoreless on seven power plays.

Natasha Athanasakos assisted on all three of Trussler’s goals while Celine Frappier also had an assist.

Avery Peer, Tori Vanbeek and Jaime Magoffin had single assists for the Gryphs.

The Gryphs outshot Toronto 31-18. Martina Fedel had 15 saves for Guelph while Erica Fryer had 29 for Toronto.

The Gryphs are second in the West Division at 14-4-3-2 while the Varsity Blues lead the East Division and the league at 20-2-0-0.

The game was the first of four consecutive home games for the Gryphs as they’re to host the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks (8-12-1-0) Saturday at 2:30 p.m., York Lions (6-15-0-0) Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Laurier Golden Hawks (2-14-3-2) Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal