Gryphon men get by Waterloo with third-period goals
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons struck for two goals in the third period to record their 10th victory of the OUA men’s hockey league season Saturday in their Alumni Day game at the Gryphon Centre.
The two goals broke a tie and gave the Gryphs a 3-1 victory over the Waterloo Warriors.
The 10 wins equals the number of victories the Gryphs recorded in league play last season.
Nolan DeGurse fired home the eventual game-winner on a power play at 7:34 of the third. Emmett Gordon added an empty-netter with 1:26 to play.
Ian Ferguson had opened the scoring for the locals with the lone goal of the first period.
Assists during the game went to Jacob Winterton, Anthony Tabak, Giordano Biondi, Liam Ham and Ethan Doyle.
Alex Gritz tied the score for Waterloo with his second-period goal. Jesse Fishman and Max Neill assisted on that goal.
The Gryphs were outshot 28-25 and went 1-for-7 on their power play while the Warriors were scoreless on six power plays.
Colton Incze had 27 saves in net for the Gryphs in his first outing of the season while Matt Onuska had 22 saves for Waterloo.
The result leaves the Gryphs sixth in the West Division at 10-12-0. They’re one points behind the Windsor Lancers (10-9-1), one ahead of the Lakehead Thunderwolves (9-11-1) and two up on the Laurier Golden Hawks (8-11-2). Waterloo’s 10th in the division at 3-16-1.
The Gryphs are to play two ‘home’ games against Lakehead this week. They’re to host the Thunderwolves in their annual Frosty Mug game at the Sleeman Centre Thursday at 7 p.m., a night before the teams are to meet again at the Gryphon Centre at 7:30 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal