Two Junior Gryphs teams take PowerPlay tournament titles
GUELPH – A pair of the host Guelph Minor Hockey Association Junior Gryphons squads emerged from the annual PowerPlay Tournament as champions of their categories.
Junior Gryphons took title wins with slim wins in both the minor peewee AA and peewee A categories.
In minor peewee AA, the Junior Gryphs defeated the Kitchener Junior Rangers 4-3 in the final. They had dropped the Kingston Canadians 5-1 in the semifinals while Kitchener edged the Brampton 45’s 3-1.
In peewee A, the Junior Gryphs slipped by the Owen Sound Junior Attack 2-1 in the final. In the semifinals, the Guelph side edged the Clarington Toros 3-2 and Owen Sound dropped London Junior Mustangs White 6-1.
Four Junior Gryphon squads finished as silver medalists – minor atom A, atom AE, minor peewee A and peewee AA.
In minor atom A, the Junior Gryphs were handed a 4-1 setback by the Don Mills Mustangs in the final. In the semifinals, the Junior Gryphs edged the Waterloo Wolves 2-1 and Don Mills doubled the Centre Wellington Fusion 4-2.
In atom AE, the Junior Gryphs were edged 2-1 by the West London Hawks. The Junior Gryphs had blanked the Flamborough Sabres 5-0 in the semifinals while the West London Hawks shut out the Windsor Junior Spitfires 6-0.
In minor peewee A, the Junior Gryphs suffered a 3-1 setback to the Burlington Junior Cougars Blue in the final. The Junior Gryphs had defeated the Stratford Warriors 3-1 in the semifinals while Burlington beat the Essex Ravens by an identical 3-1 score.
In the peewee AA final, the Junior Gryphs were edged 3-2 in overtime by the Clarington Toros. In the semifinals, the Junior Gryphs squeezed by the Kent Cobras 1-0 and Clarington downed the Waterloo Wolves 3-1.
Two Junior Gryphs teams reached the semifinals in their categories before being ousted.
In minor peewee AE, the Junior Gryphs suffered a 4-2 loss to the Brantford 99ers in the semifinals. Brantford advanced to win the final 3-1 over the London Bandits who had blanked the Bradford Bulldogs 5-0 in the other semifinal.
In peewee AE, the Junior Gryphons dropped a 3-1 decision to the Clarington Toros in the semifinals. Clarington went on to beat the Kitchener Junior Rangers Blue by an identical 3-1 score in the final. Kitchener had slipped by the Aurora Tigers with a 1-0 win in the semifinals.
Other teams to win their category finals were the Stratford Warriors with a 5-4 victory over the Quinte West Hawks in the minor atom AA final, the Streetsville Tigers with a 2-1 edging of the Hamilton Huskies in the atom AA final and the Willowdale Blackhawks with a 3-1 triumph over the North Durham Warriors in the atom A final.
MINOR ATOM AA
Stratford Warriors 5 Belleville Bulls 4
Quinte West Hawks 2 Kent Cobras 1
Stratford Warriors 5 Quinte West Hawks 4
MINOR ATOM A
Guelph Junior Gryphons 2 Waterloo Wolves 1
Don Mills Mustangs 4 Centre Wellington Fusion 2
Don Mills Mustangs 4 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
Hamilton Huskies 3 Humberview Huskies 1
Streetsville Tigers 3 Gloucester Rangers 0
Streetsville Tigers 2 Hamilton Huskies 1
North Durham Warriors 5 Stratford Warriors 2
Willowdale Blackhawks 4 Southpoint Capitals 2
Willowdale Blackhawks 3 North Durham Warriors 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 5 Flamborough Sabres 0
West London Hawks 6 Windsor Junior Spitfires 0
West London Hawks 2 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
MINOR PEEWEE AA
Guelph Junior Gryphons 5 Kingston Canadians 1
Kitchener Junior Rangers 3 Brampton 45’s 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 4 Kitchener Junior Rangers 3
MINOR PEEWEE A
Burlington Junior Cougars Blue 3 Essex Ravens 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 3 Stratford Warriors 1
Burlington Junior Cougars Blue 3 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
MINOR PEEWEE AE
Brantford 99ers 4 Guelph Junior Gryphons 2
London Bandits 5 Bradford Bulldogs 0
Brantford 99ers 3 London Bandits 1
Clarington Toros 3 Waterloo Wolves 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 1 Kent Cobras 0
Clarington Toros 3 Guelph Junior Gryphons 2 (OT)
Guelph Junior Gryphons 3 Clarington Toros 2
Owen Sound Junior Attack 6 London Junior Mustangs White 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons 2 Owen Sound Junior Attack 1
Kitchener Junior Rangers Blue 1 Aurora Tigers 0
Clarington Toros 3 Guelph Junior Gryphons 1
Clarington Toros 3 Kitchener Junior Rangers Blue 1
- Guelph Sports Journal