Thursday, March 12, 2015

Gryphons Knock Off Dinos

The Guelph Gryphons magical run has continued as the OUA Champion defeated the Calgary Dinos 3-1 in the first game of the 2015 University Cup. They now move on to face the winner of tonight's UNB/Windsor game in Saturday's first semi-final while the Dinos season has come to an end.

Despite being seeded 3rd for the tournament the Gryphons had their work cut out for them heading into the the match-up against the 6th seeded Dinos, a team that won 20 regular season games compared to only 11 for Guelph. The Gryphons got on the board first with a power play marker by Teal Burns with just 39 seconds remaining in the first period. That goal would hold up until the first minute of the 3rd period when Chris Collins tied the game for Calgary. Guelph responded just under four minutes later when a slap shot from the blue line from Carlos Amestoy went off the post and into the top corner. They would then add some insurance when Seth Swenson emerged out of a scrum in the corner with the puck and tucked a shot between the legs of the Dinos Kris Lazaruk with 3:03 left in the game. That would prove to be all the scoring as Guelph held on for the 3-1 decision.

- Calgary out-shot the Gryphons 43-26 in the game. Andrew Dagostini continued his recent strong play between the pipes for Guelph.

- Guelph was 1 for 4 on the power play. Calgary was scoreless in their 4 opportunities.

- Attendance was 3738.

- Up next at the University Cup is the game between the #2 seeded UNB Varsity Reds and the #7 seeded Windsor Lancers. Game time is 7PM and you can watch the web-cast here.