Two goals in first lead to win for Gryphon hockey women

TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons scored a pair of goals in the first period and that was the difference in the game as they defeated the Ryerson Rams 3-1 in OUA women’s hockey play Thursday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Kaitlin Lowy scored 48 seconds into the game and Karli Shell followed with Guelph’s second goal about 11 minutes later.

Molly Crossman added the third goal for the Gryphons midway through the second period while Ryerson’s Lauren Nicholson hit on a power play four minutes later.

The third period was scoreless.

Gabriele Underwood, Miranda Lantz, Claire Merrick and Lowy each had an assist for the Gryphs.

Mariah Hinds and Camryn Tait assisted on Nicholson’s goal for Ryerson.

The Gryphs were outshot 37-22 and were scoreless on two power plays while Ryerson went 1-for-4 on its power play.

Valerie Lamenta picked up the win in net for the Gryphs while Rachel Seeley took the loss for Ryerson. She was replaced by Natalie Thompson after Guelph’s second goal. Seeley faced five shots while Thompson faced 17.

The win was Guelph’s first in regulation time this season while the loss was Ryerson’s first of the season.

Ryerson leads the 13-team league at 2-1-1-0 while the Gryphs are sixth at 1-1-1-0.

The Gryphs are to host the Windsor Lancers (0-4-0-0) Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Gryphon Centre.


Gryphons 3 Rams 1
Guelph       2-1-0–3
Ryerson     0-1-0–1
First Period
1. Guelph, Lowy (Lantz), 0:48
2. Guelph, Shell (Merrick, Lowy) 11:44
Penalties: Ball, Rye (body checking), 2:05; Crossman, Gue (hooking), 4:41; Mikkelsen, Gue (interference), 13:19; Ianni, Gue (hooking), 18:01.
Second Period
3. Guelph, Crossman (Underwood), 10:36
4. Ryerson, Nicholson (Hinds, Tait), 14:24 pp
Penalties: Mikkelsen, Gue (holding), 13:52; Hinds, Rye (tripping), 16:27.
Third Period
No scoring
Penalty: Horlock, Rye (tripping), 13:27.
Shots on Goal
Guelph           9-8-5–22
Ryerson     15-14-8–37
Goalies: Lamenta (W, 37 shots-36 saves), Guelph; Seeley (L, 11:44, 5 shots-3 saves), Thompson (46:56, 17 shots-16 saves), Ryerson.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 0-2; Ryerson 1-4.
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