Gryphon hockey men edged by Toronto in season opener
TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons surrendered a single goal in each period as they opened their OUA men’s hockey league season with a 3-2 loss to the Toronto Varsity Blues Friday night at Varsity Arena.
Toronto had the only goal of the first period and that turned out to be the difference in the game as the Gryphs scored once in the second period and once in the third.
The Gryphs never led in the game.
Connor Bramwell and Cole Cameron scored for Guelph while assists were awarded to Ryan Da Silva, Stephen Templeton, Ted Nichol and Andrew Dodson.
Joey Manchurek, Willy Paul and David Thomson tallied for Toronto while Chase Olsen, Thomson, Justin Brand, Kyle Potts and Manchurek each had an assist.
The game was a fairly even battle as the teams took 31 shots apiece and both scored a power-play goal, the Gryphs on five power plays and Toronto on four.
Andrew Masters was tagged with the loss in the Guelph net while Alex Bishop picked up the win.
The Gryphs have a busy weekend as they’re to play a pair of NCAA squads as they’re to tangle with the Vermont Catamounts Saturday night at Burlington, Vt., and the New Hampshire Wildcats Sunday afternoon at Durham, N.H.
Varsity Blues 3 Gryphons 2
- Guelph Sports Journal