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Gryphon men drop two on second day of championship meet

FREDERICTON, N.B. – The Guelph Gryphons suffered a pair of losses Wednesday on the second day of the U Sports national men’s curling championship tournament at Fredericton’s Aitken University Centre and the Capital Winter Club.

The Gryphs fell 8-5 to Regina in their evening draw and 6-4 to Alberta in the morning draw.

Against Regina, Guelph trailed 3-0 after the second end, but led 4-3 after six ends. Regina won it with three in the seventh and two in the eighth before the Gryphs scored one in the ninth to complete the scoring.

The Gryphs also led against Alberta as Guelph led 4-2 after six ends, but Alberta tied it with two in the seventh and won it with one each in the eighth and 10th ends.

The locals had opened the tournament with a 7-5 win over Saint Mary’s Tuesday. The Gryphs never trailed as they scored one in each of the first two ends and were up 6-2 after eight ends. Saint Mary’s narrowed the gap with three in the ninth.

The Gryphon rink consists of skip Jayden King, vice Dylan Niepage, second Gavin Lydiate, lead Daniel Del Conte and alternate Carter Bryant.

Laurier and Dalhousie are tied for the lead after the second day of competition with 3-0 records. Regina and Alberta are both at 2-1 while the Gryphs and New Brunswick are both at 1-2 and Saint Mary’s and Brock are both at 0-3.

Thursday, the Gryphs are to play Brock in their morning draw and Dalhousie in their evening draw while Friday they’re to face New Brunswick in their morning draw and Laurier in their afternoon draw.


  • Guelph Sports Journal