Gryphon hockey women shut Laurier down

GUELPH – Valerie Lamenta recorded her fifth shutout of the season Saturday afternoon as the Guelph Gryphons blanked the Laurier Golden Hawks 3-0 in OUA women’s hockey play at the Gryphon Centre.

The shutout was Lamenta’s second in as many games and her third in four games. She has held opponents scoreless through her last 145 minutes and three seconds of game play, although she did yield a pair of shootout goals early in that stretch.

Lamenta didn’t have much work to do in Saturday’s game as she faced 10 shots in all and never more than five in a period. Her teammates took 35 shots on the Laurier net guarded by Cohen Myers. The shutout was her fifth of the season and her 23rd in regular-season play during her five seasons in Guelph.

The Gryphs scored twice in the first period and once in the second for the win.

Claire Merrick, Miranda Lantz with her 10th of the season and Katie Mikkelsen each had a goal while Kaitlin Lowy, Karli Shell, Sydney Davison, Nicole MacKinnon, Stephanie Gava and Gabrielle Smyth each had an assist.

The Gryphs were 1-for-5 on their power play and they held Laurier scoreless on its only power play.

Guelph leads the league at 12-2-1-2 while Laurier is 12th at 4-13-0-1.

The Gryphs have two home games next weekend as they’re to host the UOIT Ridgebacks (6-9-0-1) Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. and the Queen’s Gaels (10-7-0-0) Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.


Gryphons 3 Golden Hawks 0
Laurier     0-0-0–0
Guelph     2-1-0–3
First Period
1. Guelph, Merrick (Lowy, Shell), 3:20
2. Guelph, Lantz (Davison, MacKinnon), 11:15 pp
Penalties: Hall WLU (head contact), 11:02; Young Gue (tripping), 14:24; Talman WLU (slashing), 19:35.
Second Period
3. Guelph, Mikkelsen (Gava, Smyth), 13:01
Penalty: Price WLU (cross checking), 15:44.
Third Period
No scoring
Penalties: Visser WLU (roughing), 9:17; Talman WLU (head contact), 13:04; Davison Gue (head contact), Shaw WLU (head contact), 17:06.
Shots on Goal
Laurier            3-2-5–10
Guelph     10-10-15–35
Goalies: Lamenta (W, 10 shots-10 saves), Guelph; Myers (L, 35 shots-32 saves), Laurier.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 1-5; Laurier 0-1.


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