Lamenta, Gryphon hockey women get another shutout

WATERLOO – Valerie Lamenta stopped all 30 shots fired her way as the Guelph Gryphons blanked the Waterloo Warriors 3-0 in OUA women’s hockey play Saturday night at Waterloo’s Columbia Icefields arena.

After a scoreless first period, the Gryphs scored twice in the second and added an empty-netter with 1:27 to go in the third to complete the scoring.

For Lamenta, the shutout was her fourth of the season and 22nd in regular-season play with the Gryphs. She’s in her fifth and final season in Guelph.

Claire Merrick, Sydney Davison and Katie Mikkelsen scored a goal apiece while Karli Shell and Kaitlin Lowy each had an assist.

Waterloo outshot the Gryphs 30-24 thanks to a 12-5 advantage in the third period. The Gryphs were scoreless on two power plays while Waterloo was scoreless on three.

Amanda Smith was tagged with the loss in the Waterloo net. She had 21 saves.

The Gryphs, who have five wins and a shootout loss in their last six games, lead the OUA at 10-2-1-2 while Waterloo is tied for seventh at 8-5-1-2.

The Gryphs are to start a four-game homestand Wednesday when they’re to host the York Lions (4-7-3-1) at the Gryphon Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m. They’re also to play home games against the Laurier Golden Hawks (3-12-0-1) Saturday, UOIT Ridgebacks (6-9-0-1) Jan. 26 and Queen’s Gaels (9-7-0-0) Jan. 27 and all three have 2 p.m. game times.

The Gryphs are 4-0-1-1 in afternoon games in league play this season.


Gryphons 3 Warriors 0
Guelph        0-2-1–3
Waterloo     0-0-0–0
First Period
No scoring
Penalties: Lee Gue (cross checking), 9:31; Mikkelsen Gue (body checking), 12:03; Burbridge Wat (interference), 13:45.
Second Period
1. Guelph, Merrick (Shell, Lowy), 5:07
2. Guelph, Davison (unassisted), 8:39
Penalty: Jay Gue (hooking), 10:28.
Third Period
3. Guelph, Mikkelsen (unassisted), 18:33 en
Penalty: Cavanagh Wat (cross checking), 11:00.
Shots on Goal
Guelph          12-7-5–24
Waterloo     12-6-12–30
Goalies: Lamenta (W, 30 shots-30 saves), Guelph; Smith (L, 23 shots-21 saves), Waterloo.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 0-2; Waterloo 0-3.


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