Win over York slips away from Gryphon hockey men

TORONTO – Just when it looked like the Guelph Gryphons were going to post their first victory of the OUA men’s hockey league season, the York Lions rallied.

York scored twice in the final 62 seconds of regulation time and then scored twice in a shootout to edge the Gryphons 4-3 Saturday night at York’s Canlan Arena.

After two scoreless period, the Gryphs scored twice in the first five minutes of the third and Connor Bramwell’s goal with 1:14 to go put Guelph ahead 3-1.

Sal Filice cut the gap to a single goal when he scored for the Lions 12 seconds after Bramwell’s goal and Daniel Nikandrov tied it with 16 seconds to go in regulation time.

Braydon Munn and Cody Thompson also scored for the Gryphs before the shootout while Marc Stevens, Andres Kopstals, Spencer Herbst, Thompson and Scott Simmonds each had one assist.

Justin Maiolino had York’s other goal while assists went to Nikandrov, Reid Jackman, Justin Bean and Scott Feser.

Each team used seven shooters in the shootout. Todd Winder scored for Guelph while Feser and Josh LaFrance scored for York.

Shots on goal were not reported. The Gryphs were scoreless on five power plays while York was scoreless on four.

Andrew Masters was charged with the loss in the Guelph net while Mack Shields had the win for York.

The Gryphs fell to 0-1-1 with the loss while York improved to 1-1-0.

The Gryphs are to host the Brock Badgers (2-0-0) Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Gryphon Centre.


Lions 4 Gryphons 3 (SO)
York          0-0-3-1–4
Guelph     0-0-3-0–3
First Period
No scoring
Penalties: Zottl York (hooking), 7:57; Raycroft Gue (tripping), 9:27; McFadden Gue (cross checking), 17:26.
Second Period
No scoring
Penalties: Simmonds Gue (kneeing), 3:07; McFadden Gue (spearing), Pezzetta York (slashing), 5:33; LaFrance York (hooking), 6:48; Zottl York (tripping), 10:33; Wilson York (cross checking), 15:19; Kenney Gue (slashing), 15:42.
Third Period
1. Guelph, Braydon Munn (Marc Stevens, Andres Kopstals), 2:01
2. Guelph, Cody Thompson (Spencer Herbst), 4:03
3. York, Justin Maiolino (Daniel Nikandrov), 9:35
4. Guelph, Connor Bramwell (Cody Thompson, Scott Simmonds), 18:46
5. York, Sal Filice (Reid Jackman), 18:58
6. York, Daniel Nikandrov (Justin Bean, Scott Feser), 19:44
Penalty: Mowbray York (hooking), 7:35.
No scoring.
Penalties: none.
Guelph — Winder Y, Thompson N, Bramwell N, Ma.Stevens N, Simmonds N, Mi.Stevens N, Kenney N.
York — Maiolino N, Forrest N, Feser Y, Coric N, Nikandrov N, Jackman N, LaFrance Y.
Shots on Goal
Not recorded.
Goalies: Masters (L), Guelph; Shields (W), York.
Power Plays: Guelph 0-5; York 0-4.
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