Shutout for rookie, Gryphon hockey women blank Laurentian

GUELPH – Rookie goaltender Alexandrea Davidson had a dream start for the Guelph Gryphons as she stopped all 19 shots fired her way to record the shutout in her very first game for the Gryphs as they blanked the Laurentian Voyageurs 3-0 in OUA women’s hockey league play Saturday at the Gryphon Centre.

The Gryphs took 36 shots on the Laurentian net guarded by netminder Danielle Toland and they scored once in the second period and twice in the third. Their goals were a shorthanded goal, a power-play goal and an empty-net goal.

Miranda Lantz had an unassisted shorthanded goal in the second period while Sydney Davison scored a power-play goal in the third and Hannah Tait added an empty-netter with 3:45 to go in the third. Lauren Ianni, Sydney Davison and Madison Melo each had an assist.

The Gryphs were 1-for-3 on their power play and they killed off all three of Laurentian’s power plays.

The result leaves the Gryphs at 4-2-1 and Laurentian at 3-3-1.

It’s the second shutout in league play for the Gryphs this season as returnee Aurore Beaulieu stopped 14 shots in Guelph’s season-opening 4-0 win over the Laurier Golden Hawks at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex Oct. 18.

Davidson is the third goaltender the Gryphs have used this season. Kathryn Raymond picked up the win, stopping 20 of 21 shots in a 4-1 victory over the Western Mustangs at Western’s Thompson Arena Oct. 26.

The Gryphs are to host the undefeated Nipissing Lakers (6-0-0) at the Gryphon Centre Sunday. Game time is 2 p.m.


Gryphons 3 Voyageurs 0
Laurentian     0-0-0–0
Guelph           0-1-2–3
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