Mar 22, 2018 | Scott Biser | 427 views
Atom AA Take Game 3 Of Tri County Final For Series Lead
The Guelph Gryphon Atom AA put forth a hard working effort on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Burglington Eagles Blue in Game 3 of the Bowen Tri County Final. With the victory, the Gryphons now take a two games to one series lead.
The Eagles came out with the jump on the Gryphons and struck first to take an early lead. With 2:32 remaining in the first, Burlington's Alexander McNairn got in behind the Gryphon defense in the neutral zone and chased down a loose puck and put a nifty move on goaltender Ale Gruosso to give Burlington the lead. The score remained 1-0 at the first intermission.
1:20 into the second, the Gryphons clawed back. Logan Biser picked up a loose puck and blasted his way thru the Burlington defense before sliding the puck in the open bottom corner while under pressure to tie the game at 1-1. 3:09 later the Gryphons took the lead on the powerplay when Zac Conroy blasted a shot from the point and Matthew Stam smacked home the rebound. With 6:13 remaining in the middle frame, Jessie Gruber tied the game for Burlington on a hard wrist shot from the top of the circles. However, with 3:58 later, Ryder Burns found the back of the net after winning a battle in front for the loose puck. The Gryphons carried their 3-2 lead into the second intermission.
With 9:51 remaining, Guelph added some insurance while on the powerplay as Ozzie Johnson snapped home a shot from the top of the circles off a pass from Noah Savery. That made the score 4-2. Ryder Burns picked up his second of the night with 6:24 remaining in the contest as he took a pass from Logan Biser who won a puck battle behind the Burlington goal and dished the puck out front. That would complete the scoring and Guelph skated home with a 5-2 victory.
Tony Gruosso's son Ale picked up the win between the pipes for the Gryphons, turning aside several quality Burlington scoring chances throughout the contest.
Game 4 of the series is set for Saturday afternoon in Burlington.