Third consecutive setback for Gryphon hockey men
WATERLOO – The Guelph Gryphons suffered their third consecutive loss in OUA men’s hockey league play Saturday when they were doubled 4-2 by the Laurier Golden Hawks at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.
A pair of goals in the first half of the third period proved to be the difference and turned the game into the first loss in regulation time for the Gryphs in the three-game stretch. Each of the first two setbacks came in overtime.
The Gryphs never led Saturday as Laurier scored first and the teams were tied 1-1 at the end of the first period before a scoreless second.
Marc Stevens and Mikkel Aagaard scored for the Gryphs while assists went to Gio Finoro, Andrew Dodson, Ted Nichol and Todd Winder.
Anthony Sorrentino tallied twice for Laurier while Ethan Wiseman and James Thomson added single goals. Anthony Conti and Zack Dybowski each had two assists while Sorrentino, Will Cook, Neil Aird and Mack Graham had one apiece.
The Gryphs were outshot 43-40 and went 1-for-6 on their power play while the Golden Hawks went 1-for-4.
Andrew Masters was charged with the loss in the Gryphon net. He had 39 saves while winning goalie Tyler Fassl had 38 for Laurier.
The Gryphs (4-2-2-0) fall into a tie for second in the West Division with the Toronto Varsity Blues (5-2-0-0). Windsor Lancers (6-1-0-0) lead while Laurier (2-4-2-0) is eighth.
The Gryphs are to host the Nipissing Lakers (fourth in the East at 4-2-0-1) Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Gryphon Centre.
Golden Hawks 4 Gryphons 2
- Guelph Sports Journal