Three in first starts Gryphon hockey men on way to win
TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons struck for three goals in the first period on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Ryerson Rams in OUA men’s hockey play Thursday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre at The Gardens.
The Gryphs actually scored all five of their goals before Ryerson scored its two in the final 16 and a half minutes of the game.
Todd Winder, Matt Kenney, Connor Bramwell, Marc Stevens and Mikkel Aagaard fired home single goals for the Gryphs. Single assists were awarded to Aagaard, Cameron Searles, Ryan Valentini, Stevens, Bramwell, Justin Lemcke and Winder.
David Miller and Jesse Barwell scored for Ryerson while Steven Harland assisted on both goals. Devon Paliani and Cavin Leth each had one assist.
The Gryphs outshot Ryerson 39-35 thanks to a four-shot advantage in the third period. Neither team had a power-play goal, Ryerson on six power plays and Guelph on one.
Andrew Masters had 33 saves to get the win in the Guelph net while Troy Timpano had 34 saves for Ryerson.
The result lifts the Gryphs to a 1-1-0-0 record while the game was the season opener for the Rams.
Next up for the Gryphs is their home opener Saturday against the York Lions (0-1-0-0) at the Gryphon Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Gryphons 5 Rams 2
- Guelph Sports Journal