Gryphon hockey women shut down by Waterloo
WATERLOO – The Guelph Gryphons surrendered three goals in the second period in losing 3-1 to the Waterloo Warriors in OUA women’s hockey league play Saturday at Waterloo’s Columbia Ice Fields arena.
The Gryphs were kept scoreless until Stephanie Gava’s goal seven and a half minutes into the third period. Gabby Smyth assisted on the goal.
Krystin Lawrence had a pair of goals for Waterloo while the other goal was scored by Cynthia Cavanagh. Assists went to Emma Pye, Jessie Fennell, Taytum Clairmont and Brooklyn Cole.
Waterloo outshot the Gryphs 27-24, Guelph closing the gap with a 10-3 advantage in the third period.
The power plays failed to produce a goal in the game, the Gryphs having seven power plays and the Warriors having four.
The Gryphon power play has struggled in 2020 as they have a single power-play goal on 28 power plays since the start of the year. The penalty kill, though, has been splendid as its killed off all 27 power plays it has faced in 2020 to stretch its streak of power-play kills to 40. The Gryphs haven’t yielded a power-play goal since their 5-4 loss in overtime to the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks at Oshawa Nov. 16 when they gave up two.
Aurore Beaulieu took the loss in net for the Gryphs Saturday. She had 24 saves while winning goaltender Mikayla Schnarr of Waterloo had 23 saves.
With the loss the Gryphs fall to fifth at 9-1-5-3 while Waterloo moves to third at 10-7-3-1. Toronto Varsity Blues (13-4-1-2) leads the league while York Lions (13-6-0-1) are second and Nipissing Lakers (11-5-1-1) fourth.
The Gryphs have six games to go in their regular season. They’re to play the sixth-place Brock Badgers (9-6-1-2) at St. Catharines Thursday and the seventh-place Ryerson Rams (9-7-1-1) at Toronto Friday.
Warriors 3 Gryphons 1
- Guelph Sports Journal