Late goal gives Gryphon hockey women comeback win
TORONTO – Jaime Magoffin’s goal with less than five minutes to go in the third period lifted the Guelph Gryphons to a 4-3 victory over the York Lions in OUA women’s hockey play Friday at York’s Canlan Ice Sports arena.
The goal capped a comeback for the Gryphs that saw them rebound from a 2-0 deficit at the end of the first period. They scored three in a row in the second period, but a goal by York with a second to go in the frame left the teams tied heading into the third.
Vanessa Bueti, Maeve Sutherland-Case and Tori Verbeek had the second-period goals for Guelph. Magoffin had two assists in the game while Jessica Kouleas, Tiana Faccio, Reese Coffey, Rylee Davison, Sutherland-Case and Verbeek had one apiece.
Natalie Mamone, Sasha Brucker and Sydney Hiltz had a goal apiece for York. Julianna Duma, Brucker, Ava Ricker-Singh, Hiltz, Jillian Milligan and Lola Massey each had an assist.
The Gryphs outshot York 27-16 and went 1-for-4 on their power play while York was scoreless on four power plays.
Martina Fedel had 13 saves for the Gryphs while Emma Wedgewood had 23 for York.
The win was the third in a row for the Gryphs with all three coming away from Guelph as last week they defeated the Laurier Golden Hawks 4-1 at Waterloo and Brock Badgers 5-0 at St. Catharines.
The Gryphs lead the OUA West at 9-2-2-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) and are followed by Laurier at 6-3-1-4, Waterloo Warriors at 5-2-1-5, Windsor Lancers at 5-0-3-6, Western Mustangs at 4-2-1-6 and Brock at 5-0-2-7.
York is fifth in the OUA East at 4-0-0-9.
The Gryphs are to complete the 2023 portion of their schedule Saturday when they’re to host the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks (4-1-2-7) at the Gryphon Centre. Game time is 2:30 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal