Gryphons drop their ringette tourney opener

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons opened the Canadian University Challenge Cup ringette tournament at the Gryphon Centre with a setback Wednesday.

The Gryphons were handed a 4-2 loss by the Dalhousie Tigers on the gold rink.

The game was the first of the tournament for the Gryphons, but second for Dalhousie who were edged 9-8 by Alberta on the tournament’s first game on the red rink.

The Gryphons are in Pool A with the Ottawa Gee-Gees, Calgary Dinos, Alberta and Dalhousie for Tier 1 pool play. Alberta’s team consists of players from the University of Alberta Pandas and MacEwan University Griffins.

In other games in the pool Wednesday, Ottawa defeated Calgary 3-1 and Calgary and Alberta battled to a 2-2 standoff.

In Pool B play, the Carleton Ravens defeated the Brock Badgers 5-1 and Lethbridge Pronghorns 3-2, Lethbridge dropped the Western Mustangs 9-2 and McMaster Marauders One downed Brock 11-4.

In Tier 2 play, Laurier Golden Hawks dropped McMaster Marauders Two 10-3 and the Trent Excalibur downed the Nipissing Lakers 7-3.

The Gryphons have two games scheduled for Thursday as they’re to play Ottawa at 7:30 a.m. and Alberta at 12:30 p.m. on the gold rink.

Friday, the Gryphons are to wrap up their first-round play with a game against Calgary at 8:45 a.m. on the gold rink.


Wednesday Results
Gold Rink
Ottawa 3 Calgary 1
Lethbridge 9 Western 2
Laurier 10 McMaster Two 3
Trent 7 Nipissing 3
Dalhousie 4 Guelph Gryphons 2
Calgary 2 Alberta 2
Carleton 3 Lethbridge 2
Red Rink
Alberta 9 Dalhousie 8
Carleton 5 Brock 1
McMaster One 11 Brock 4
Thursday Games
Gold Rink
Guelph Gryphons vs. Ottawa, 7:30 a.m.
Western vs. McMaster One, 8:45 a.m.
Nipissing vs. Laurier, 10 a.m.
Trent vs. McMaster Two, 11:15 a.m.
Guelph Gryphons vs. Alberta, 12:30 p.m.
McMaster One vs. Carleton, 1:45 p.m.
Laurier vs. Trent, 4:30 p.m.
McMaster Two vs. Nipissing, 5:45 p.m.
Red Rink
Calgary vs. Dalhousie, 8 a.m.
Lethbridge vs. Brock, 9:15 a.m.
Dalhousie vs. Ottawa, 3 p.m.
Brock vs. Western, 4:15 p.m.
Friday Games
Gold Rink
Carleton vs. Western, 7:30 a.m.
Guelph Gryphons vs. Calgary, 8:45 a.m.
Second-round games TBA
Red Rink
McMaster One vs. Lethbridge, 8 a.m.
Alberta vs. Ottawa, 9:15 a.m.
Second-round games TBA
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