Gryphon men blanked by Lakehead at Gryphon Centre

Gryphon men blanked by Lakehead at Gryphon Centre

GUELPH – What a difference a day and a change of scenery can make.

A night after beating the Lakehead Thunderwolves despite being badly outshot in their annual Frosty Mug game in a packed Sleeman Centre, the Guelph Gryphons were blanked 2-0 by Lakehead Friday night in OUA men’s hockey play in front of a smaller and subdued crowd at the Gryphon Centre.

It didn’t help that Lakehead’s Joe Mack opened the scoring 30 seconds into the match. Tyler Ho completed it 100 seconds into the third period. Olivier Pouliot, Nicolas De Grazia and Noah Massie each had an assist.

The Gryphs outshot 27-22 and were scoreless on two power plays while Lakehead didn’t score on its lone power play.

Colton Incze had 20 saves for the Gryphs while Max Wright had 27 saves to get the shutout for Lakehead.

Brock Badgers lead the OUA West at 18-5-0 and they’re followed by the Toronto Metropolitan Bold at 14-6-1, Toronto Varsity Blues at 14-7-1, Nipissing Lakers at 10-7-5, Windsor Lancers at 11-9-1, the Gryphs at 11-13-0, Lakehead at 10-12-1, Laurier Golden Hawks at 8-12-2, Western Mustangs at 7-15-0 and Waterloo Warriors at 3-16-2.

Top five teams qualify for the playoffs while the sixth- and seventh-placed teams are to play a single-game play-in match. Top two teams get byes in the best-of-three conference quarter-finals and will get home-ice advantage in the best-of-three conference semifinals.

The Gryphs have four games remaining on their regular season schedule with the next three on the road starting with a game against the Windsor Lancers at Windsor’s Capri Pizzeria Recreation Centre Friday at 7:30 p.m.


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