GRYPHONS FINISH EXHIBITION SEASON WITH THREE GAMES IN NOVA SCOTIA
Tuesday, October 4, 20050 Comments
On October 1, Guelph then traveled to Halifax to play the Dalhousie Tigers. Guelph dominated the play at both ends of the rink and out shot the Tigers by a 39-19 margin. Guelph was only able to solve the Dalhousie goaltender for one goal, and came away with a 2-1 defeat. Scoring Guelph's lone goal was Elaine Dumas (Waterloo, ON) off a rebound shot by Elysia Desmier(Ottawa, ON) Guelph again ran into some penalty trouble and was 6 for 7 while shorthanded and was 0 for 5 on the powerplay. Splitting goaltending duties for Guelph was Maeghan Kirkley (Markham, ON) who stopped 5 of 6 shots in the first period. Sarah Long (Scarborough, ON) played the final 40 minutes and stopped 12 of 13 shots.
The final contest was against Saint Mary's Huskies on October 2. Guelph finally found their scoring touch and erupted for a 4-3 overtime victory. Desmier lead the way with two goals (one of which was on the powerplay), and singles went to Becky Simpson (Corbyville, ON) and with the overtime winner was Dumas. The Dumas goal came with 6 seconds to play in the overtime frame off a partial breakaway which started with a great pass from Carrie Tokarcyzk (St. Thomas, ON after Laura Mills (Guelph, ON) won the draw. In goal for Guelph was Lusk, who stopped 22 of 25 shots and several were key saves in overtime while Guelph was shorthanded. Guelph had 29 shots on net. Guelph killed off all 4 shorthanded situations, and was 2 for 7 on the powerplay.
Up next for the Gryphons is their league and home opener against the Queen's Golden Gaels. Guelph will be out to avenge last seasons early departure form the playoffs at the hands of Queen's. Game time is 4pm on October 8th at the Gryphon Centre.