Junior Gryphs edged in OHL Cup play-in game

TORONTO – The Guelph Junior Gryphons dropped a pair of games at the OHL Cup tournament at the Scotiabank Pond Tuesday.

The first loss was the critical setback as they were edged 1-0 by the London Junior Knights in a tournament play-in game. They followed that with a 5-2 loss to the Waterloo Wolves in a tournament friendly involving two teams that lost play-in games.

A miscue proved costly for the Junior Gryphs in their play-in game as Brett Harrison scored for London late in the second period following a Guelph giveaway in its own end.

Goaltenders Alex Nap of the Junior Gryphs and Michael Simpson of London were selected as the stars of the game.

Against Waterloo, the Junior Gryphs surrendered three goals in the second period as the Wolves scored the game’s first four goals. Waterloo led 1-0 at the end of the first period and 4-0 after the second. The Junior Gryphs cut the gap to two with just less than three minutes to go, but Waterloo added its final goal with 1:06 to play.

Ethan Broderick had a goal and an assist to be the star of the game for Guelph. Dylan Richardson also scored and Mark McIntosh also had an assist.

Cooper Way had a hat trick to be Waterloo’s star of the game. Kyle Maloney and Jaxson Murray also scored.


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