Junior Gryphons put eight in PowerPlay tournament playoffs
GUELPH – Eight of the host Guelph Minor Hockey Association’s Junior Gryphons survived their respective division’s round robins Saturday to get to play again Sunday in the divisional playoffs of the annual PowerPlay hockey tournament.
Junior Gryphons moved to Sunday’s semifinals in minor atom A, atom AE, minor peewee AA, minor peewee A, minor peewee AE, peewee AA, peewee A and peewee AE.
Centre Wellington Fusion also moved to the semifinals in minor atom A.
Saturday in minor atom A, the Junior Gryphs edged a pair of opponents as they nipped the Nickel City Knights 3-2 and the Waterloo Wolves 2-1. Centre Wellington posted a pair of 2-2 ties as they battled Waterloo and Nickel City to the stalemates. Hespeler Shamrocks didn’t advance, but had a win and a loss as they defeated the Burlington Junior Cougars Green 5-1 and lost 3-0 to the Don Mills Mustangs.
The Junior Gryphs had a pair of 6-0 wins in atom AE as they shut out the Windsor Junior Spitfires and the Woodstock Junior Navy Vets. Erin/Hillsburgh Devils didn’t advance and they suffered a pair of 5-0 losses as they were blanked by the Belleville Junior Bulls and the Bradford Bulldogs.
In minor peewee AA, the Junior Gryphs edged the Kingston Canadians 3-2 and downed the Buffalo Regals 5-2.
The Junior Gryphs had a win and a tie in minor peewee A as they slipped by the Richmond Hill Stars 1-0 and they battled the Sarnia Sting to a 1-1 standoff.
Junior Gryphs played once in minor peewee AE and they were nipped 2-1 by the Brantford 99ers.
The hosts had two shutout wins in peewee AA as they blanked the Kent Cobras 5-0 and the Windsor Junior Spitfires 3-0.
The Junior Gryphs had a pair of ties in peewee A as they battled the Burlington Junior Cougars Green to a 1-1 stalemate and the Glancaster Bombers to a scoreless draw.
In peewee AE, the Junior Gryphs had two 2-1 wins over Waterloo Wolves opponents as they defeated both the Wolves White and the Wolves Black.
Guelph squads saw their tournament time reach its end at the completion of the round robin in minor atom AA, atom AA and atom A.
In minor atom AA, the Junior Gryphs lost 8-1 to the Stratford Warriors before they edged the Kent Cobras 5-4.
The Junior Gryphs lost twice in atom AA as they were nipped 4-3 by the Hamilton Huskies and downed 5-1 by the Gloucester Rangers.
In atom A, the Junior Gryphs were defeated 2-1 by the Stratford Warriors and 3-1 by the Don Mills Mustangs.
Championship matches were to be held Sunday at the West End arena and the Gryphon Centre.
MINOR ATOM AA
Stratford Warriors 8 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
Belleville Bulls 1 Brampton 45’s 1
Lasalle Sabres 3 Orangeville Flyers 1
North York Knights 2 Quinte West Hawks 2
Brampton 45’s 1 Lasalle Sabres 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 5 Kent Cobras 4
Quinte West Hawks 2 Stratford Warriors 2
Belleville Bulls 1 North York Knights 0
Kent Cobras 2 Orangeville Flyers 0
MINOR ATOM A
Hespeler Shamrocks 5 Burlington Junior Cougars Green 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 3 Nickel City Knights 2
Don Mills Mustangs 7 Brampton 45’s 3
Centre Wellington Fusion 2 Waterloo Wolves 2
Guelph Junior Gryphons 2 Waterloo Wolves 1
Centre Wellington Fusion 2 Nickel City Knights 2
Don Mills Mustangs 3 Hespeler Shamrocks 0
Brampton 45’s 3 Burlington Junior Cougars Green 2
Streetsville Tigers 5 Humberview Huskies 0
Gloucester Rangers 5 Caledon Hawks 0
Hamilton Huskies 4 Guelph Junior Gryphons 3
Streetsville Tigers 3 Belleville Jr Bulls 2
Hamilton Huskies 4 Caledon Hawks 3
Gloucester Rangers 5 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
Humberview Huskies 5 Belleville Jr Bulls 3
Willowdale Blackhawks 2 Burlington Junior Cougars Green 0
London Junior Mustangs White 3 Garden City Falcons 1
Stratford Warriors 2 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
North Durham Warriors 3 Toronto Eagles 0
Don Mills Mustangs 3 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
Southpoint Capitals 4 North Durham Warriors 2
Willowdale Blackhawks 5 Toronto Eagles 0
Stratford Warriors 4 Garden City Falcons 1
Southpoint Capitals 7 Burlington Junior Cougars Green 2
London Junior Mustangs White 4 Don Mills Mustangs 2
West London Hawks 5 Bradford Bulldogs 0
Flamborough Sabres 3 Woodstock Junior Navy Vets 2
Belleville Junior Bulls 5 Erin/Hillsburgh Devils 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons 6 Windsor Junior Spitfires 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons 6 Woodstock Junior Navy Vets 0
Bradford Bulldogs 5 Erin/Hillsburgh Devils 0
West London Hawks 6 Belleville Junior Bulls 0
Windsor Junior Spitfires 2 Flamborough Sabres 0
MINOR PEEWEE AA
Markham Islanders 2 Glancaster Bombers 1
Brampton 45’s 4 Buffalo Regals 0
West Mall Lightning 1 Cazenovia Chiefs 0
Kitchener Junior Rangers 4 Ajax Knights 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 3 Kingston Canadians 2
Lasalle Sabres 2 Glancaster Bombers 0
Kingston Canadians 1 Markham Islanders 0
Kitchener Junior Rangers 3 Cazenovia Chiefs 2
Ajax Knights 1 Brampton 45’s 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons 5 Buffalo Regals 2
West Mall Lightning 5 Lasalle Sabres 1
MINOR PEEWEE A
Guelph Junior Gryphons 1 Richmond Hill Stars 0
Woolwich Wildcats 4 Milton Winterhawks 1
Burlington Junior Cougars Blue 2 Sarnia Sting 1
Essex Ravens 1 Stratford Warriors 1
Milton Winterhawks 11 Burlington Junior Cougars Royal 1
Richmond Hill Stars 3 Southpoint Capitals 1
Essex Ravens 2 Woolwich Wildcats 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 1 Sarnia Sting 1
Burlington Junior Cougars Blue 6 Southpoint Capitals 1
Stratford Warriors 7 Burlington Junior Cougars Royal 2
MINOR PEEWEE AE
London Bandits 4 Bradford Bulldogs 0
Brantford 99ers 2 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 5 Kent Cobras 0
Waterloo Wolves 8 Copper Cliff Reds 1
Clarington Toros 4 Windsor Junior Spitfires 0
Vaughan Rangers 3 Copper Cliff Reds 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons 3 Windsor Junior Spitfires 0
Clarington Toros 2 Kent Cobras 2
Waterloo Wolves 4 Vaughan Rangers 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons 1 Burlington Junior Cougars Green 1
Owen Sound Junior Attack 4 New Hamburg Huskies 1
Clarington Toros 2 Oakville Rangers Blue 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons 0 Glancaster Bombers 0
Aurora Tigers 1 London Junior Mustangs White 0
Owen Sound Junior Attack 4 Amherstburg Stars 1
New Hamburg Huskies 3 Oakville Rangers Blue 0
Burlington Junior Cougars Green 0 Aurora Tigers 0
Clarington Toros 14 Amherstburg Stars 0
London Junior Mustangs White 5 Glancaster Bombers 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons 2 Waterloo Wolves White 1
Aurora Tigers 2 Hamilton Huskies Red 1
Clarington Toros 2 Kitchener Junior Rangers Blue 1
Waterloo Wolves Black 5 Tecumseh Eagles 0
Clarington Toros 4 Hamilton Huskies Red 2
Aurora Tigers 2 Kitchener Junior Rangers Blue 2
Waterloo Wolves White 5 Tecumseh Eagles 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 2 Waterloo Wolves Black 1
- Guelph Sports Journal