Junior Gryphons second in SCTA U18 standings
GUELPH – Guelph Junior Gryphons stand second in the South Central AAA U18 league standings after starting the season with four wins and three ties in eight games.
The Junior Gryphs defeated the Halton Hurricanes 8-2 Oct. 17 at the Gryphon Centre and 7-1 Oct. 26 at the Sherwood Community Centre in Milton, Burlington Eagles 4-1 at the Gryphon Centre Oct. 31 and Oakville Rangers 4-3 at the Joshua’s Creek Arenas in Oakville last Tuesday night. The ties, all 3-3 scores, were against the Grey-Bruce Highlanders at the Gryphon Centre Oct. 24, Brampton 45s at the Earnscliffe Recreation Centre in Brampton Nov. 4 and Niagara North Stars at the Gryphon Centre Nov. 7. The lone loss was a 3-2 setback to Grey-Bruce at the Chesley Community Centre Oct. 23.
Madden McDougall of the Junior Gryphs leads the league in scoring with five goals and eight assists while Will Elliott has four goals and two assists, defenceman Ryan Tait has three goals and three assists and Luke Van Dam has three goals and two assists in three games.
Hayden Sabourin and Max Oldacre have split the goaltending chores. Sabourin has a 2.20 goals-against average while Oldacre’s GAA is 2.50.
Grey-Bruce leads the league at 7-1-1 and are followed by the Junior Gryphs (4-1-3), Burlington (4-1-1), Niagara (2-2-2), Hamilton Junior Bulldogs (2-4-1), Oakville (2-4-1), Halton (2-6-1), Southern Tier Admirals (2-2-0) and Brampton (0-4-2).
Next game for the Junior Gryphs is Friday when they’re again to play Oakville at Joshua’s Creek Arenas. Game time is 9 p.m.
The Junior Gryphs are to host Southern Tier Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at the Gryphon Centre.
- Guelph Sports Journal