Third Period Outburst Propels Windsor Past Guelph

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Dylan Denomme and the Windsor Lancers rolled over Andrew D’Agostini and the Guelph Gryphons at South Windsor Arena, by a score of 5-1, to open the OUA men’s hockey season.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The puck dropped on the start of another OUA men’s hockey season last night at South Windsor Arena when the Lancers hosted the Guelph Gryphons. Making his inaugural start for the Blue and Gold was rookie goaltender Blake Richard, who earned his first career OUA victory by allowing just one goal in a 5-1 Windsor win.

The lopsided score belies the closeness of the game where Scott Prier’s 1st period marker threatened to be the games lone goal. Windsor was then able to exploit Guelph’s attempt to tie the game, by bursting out for 4 goals in the final frame.

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Newly installed captain, Kenny Bradford, was the leading defenseman in the CIS in 2014-15. Bradford and the Lancers got off on the right track with a 5-1 victory at home over the Guelph Gryphons on 7 October 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Guelph carried much of the play  in the opening period, but it was Prier who opened the scoring at 7:59, assisted by Steve Anthony and Mike Christou, when his shot from the left point deflected past Gryphons’ goalie Andrew D’Agostini. It was the only scoring play by the time the buzzer sounded to end the 2nd period.

Kyle Hope staked Windsor to a 3-goal lead with two tallies a minute apart to open the 3rd period. However, Guelph struck with Justice Dundas in the box to pull within two, but that’s as close as they would get.

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With the help of Kenny Bradford, rookie goaltender Blake Richard backstopped the Lancers to their first win of the 2015-16 season.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Ryan Green would reply with Windsor’s own power play goal, from Anthony and Kenny Bradford, and Eric Noel would close out the scoring with a single second remaining to play.

Richard stopped 32 shots for the win while Windsor threw 30 shots at D’Agostini.

The Lancers are next in action on Saturday when they face-off against Waterloo at South Windsor Arena at 7:30 pm.

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Former Cincinnati Cyclone, and Halifax native, Steve Anthony logged 2 assists against Guelph at South Windsor Arena on 7 October 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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Ian Shalapata

Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States.
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