Gryphons move to Tier 2 in ringette tourney

GUELPH – Although they still have one game in Tier 1 to play in the first round of the Canadian University Challenge Cup, the Guelph Gryphons have been moved to Tier 2 for the remaining rounds.

The Gryphs are fifth in the five-team Pool A, a Tier 1 pool, and cannot move up.

They lost twice Thursday, falling 4-1 to the Ottawa Gee-Gees and 3-2 to Alberta.

Those losses left Guelph with a 0-3-0 record. The Calgary Dinos are fourth at 1-1-1, but a win by the Gryphs over the Dinos in their final Tier 1 game wouldn’t move the locals into fourth place.

Top four in each of the two Tie 1 pools advance to the second round in the tier. The fifth-place finisher in each of the pools is placed in Tier 2 for the second round.

The Gryphs will move into Pool J with the Laurier Golden Hawks (2-1-0) and Trent Excalibur (2-1-0) while the Brock Badgers (0-4-0 in Tier 1 Pool B) join the Nipissing Lakers (2-1-0) and McMaster Marauders Two (0-3-0) in Pool K.

The Gryphs and Calgary are to complete their first-round play at 8:45 a.m. at the Gryphon Centre’s Gold Rink.

For their Tier 2 second-round games, the Gryphs are to play Laurier Friday at 7:45 p.m. and Trent Saturday at 11 a.m. Both games are to be played on the Gold Rink.

Tournament play continues until Sunday when the gold- and bronze-medal matches in both Tier 1 and 2 are to be held on the Gold Rink. Tier 1 bronze is set for 10:30 a.m. and is to be followed by the Tier 1 gold at 11:55 a.m., Tier 2 bronze at 1:20 p.m. and Tier 2 gold at 2:45 p.m.


Thursday Results
Gold Rink
Ottawa 4 Guelph Gryphons 1
McMaster One 4 Western 0
Nipissing 4 Laurier 2
Trent 5 McMaster Two 3
Alberta 3 Guelph Gryphons 2
Carleton 7 McMaster One 6
Laurier 6 Trent 2
Nipissing 5 McMaster Two 1
Red Rink
Calgary 8 Dalhousie 1
Lethbridge 9 Brock 2
Dalhousie 5 Ottawa 4
Western 5 Brock 3
Friday Games
Gold Rink
Carleton vs. Western, 7:30 a.m.
Guelph Gryphons vs. Calgary, 8:45 a.m.
Red Rink
McMaster One vs. Lethbridge, 8 a.m.
Alberta vs. Ottawa, 9:15 a.m.
Gold Rink
TBA, 1:30 p.m.
TBA, 2:45 p.m.
TBA, 4 p.m.
Nipissing vs. McMaster Two, 5:15 p.m.
Guelph Gryphons vs. Laurier, 7:45 p.m.
Brock vs. Nipissing, 9 p.m.
Red Rink
Laurier vs. Trent, 3 p.m.
TBA, 4:15 p.m.
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