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Gaels down Gryphons to capture Queen’s Cup

 

For the first time in 38 years, the Queen’s Gaels have secured the OUA men’s hockey title after defeating the Guelph Gryphons by a 4-1 score in Saturday’s championship game.

The Gaels opened the scoring early into the middle frame after forward Jaden Lindo (Sarnia Sting) deflected a shot past the Gryphons netminder. Guelph then got on the board with just 25 seconds remaining in the second period when Marc Stevens (Guelph Storm) slipped one by Queen’s goaltender Justin Fazio (Sarnia Sting).

Queen’s went back to work in the third period, firing home two markers to push their lead to 3-1 on goals by Lindo and forward Henry Thompson. Fellow forward Liam Dunda (Moncton Wildcats) then iced the game with an empty netter in the final minute of play.

Both squads will now compete in the national championship for the chance to win the 2019 University Cup. The tournament kicks off March 15 at the University of Lethbridge.

Queen’s Gaels roster

Goaltenders
Justin Fazio, Sarnia Sting
Jack Flinn, Mississauga Steelheads

Defencemen
Spencer Abraham, Erie Otters
Nathan Billitier, Kingston Frontenacs
Graeme Brown, Kingston Frontenacs
William Brown, Ottawa 67’s
Stephen Gibson, Mississauga Steelheads
Nevin Guy, Ottawa 67’s
Sam Hunter, Rimouski Oceanic
Patrick Sanvido, Sudbury Wolves

Forwards
Luke Bertolucci, Edmonton Oil Kings
Jared Bethune, Prince George Cougars
Duncan Campbell, Brandon Wheat Kings
Slater Doggett, Windsor Spitfires
Liam Dunda, Moncton Wildcats
Ben Fanjoy, Ottawa 67’s
Mason Kohn, Saginaw Spirit
Jaden Lindo, Sarnia Sting
Eric Ming, Niagara IceDogs
Francesco Vilardi, Flint Firebirds

Guelph Gryphons roster

Goaltenders
Evan Cormier, Saginaw Spirit

Defencemen
Justin Lemcke, Hamilton Bulldogs
Zach McFadden, Charlottetown Islanders
Mark Raycroft, Belleville Bulls
Jesse Saban, North Bay Battalion
Stephen Templeton, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Matt Timms, London Knights

Forwards
Mikkel Aagaard, Sudbury Wolves
Connor Bramwell, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Andres Kopstals, Mississauga Steelheads
Ryan Migliaccio, Guelph Storm
Ted Nichol, Kingston Frontenacs
Scott Simmonds, Belleville Bulls
Marc Stevens, Guelph Storm
Seth Swenson, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Cody Thompson, Mississauga Steelheads
Ryan Valentini, Sudbury Wolves

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