CUFLA Rankings: The Rise of Guelph

5. University of Guelph – 4-3 – Last Week: Unranked
After dropping their first three games, Guelph University has won four straight, bringing the Gryphons above .500. Seniors Curtis Knight,Ryan Serville and Mike Burke have combined for 53 points. Seamus Shanahan has been solid for the Gryphs, netting seven goals and three assists for 10 points in five games. Guelph has one lone game this weekend with a Friday night match up against McMaster at home.

4. Bishop’s University- 6-2- Last Week: 4
This weekend the Bishop’s Gaiters picked up a pair of road victories, bringing their record to 6-2. The Gaiter’s knocked off Trent 9-7 on Saturday and they handled Queen’s 11-2 on Sunday. Senior attackman James Malloy had a big weekend, finding the back of the cage eight times, while adding five assists for 13 points in two games. Senior netminder David Bigley was solid between the pipes, earning a pair of victories. The Gaiters have a week’s rest before heading to Concordia on Monday night.

3. Western University – 6-2 Last Week: 3
The Western Mustangs picked up two wins in a home and home with the University of Toronto this past week. In game one in London, the Mustangs took down the Varsity Blues 12-7. Sophomore attackman Ryan McCrory led the way for the ‘Stangs, potting a hat-trick and an assist for four points. Dylan Ham, Jesse Gamble, Kyle Childerhose and Jordi Jones-Smith provided secondary scoring with three points each. On Sunday, the game headed to Toronto for a rematch, but the story was very much the same, ending 15-7 in favour of the Mustangs. Childerhose filled the net with four goals, while sophomore Brendan MacDougall chipped in with a goal and three helpers for four points. Gamble and Jordan Tripp chipped in a pair of goals, while Ryan Nolan, Patrick McCrory, Ryan Myles and Kyle O’Donnell rounded out the scoring. Western’s lone game this week is a Friday night match up against the Laurier Golden Hawks at beautiful TD Waterhouse Stadium.

2. McGill University – 10-0 Last Week: 2
The McGill Redmen had a big weekend, winning two games while outscoring their opponents 32-5. The victories came against Concordiaand Ottawa. Sophomore attackman Jake Gutman had a big game against Concordia, finishing with nine points(5G,4A). Freshman Goose Bolton not only has arguably the best name in CUFLA, but he also had a stellar game against the Stingers. The Connecticut product tallied eight points(5G,3A) in the lopsided victory. The next day, sophomore Spencer Bromley led the way for the Redmen, posting four goals. Junior Anders Bjella and senior Alex Rohrbach finished closely behind with three points each. The Redmen have a much earned week off but will get back to action next Thursday against Concordia.

1. Brock University -6-0 Last Week: 1
The Brock Badgers continued their East Division dominance with a huge 23-4 victory over Nippissing this past Saturday. Senior attackmanGreg Davidson had his way with the Lakers, scoring seven goals and a pair of assists for nine points. Sophomore attackman Brandon Slade followed closely behind with eight points(5G,3A). Senior Gage Board buried a hat-trick and three assists for six points. Senior netminder Ryan Jones and freshman Justin Avbar split the game. Jones surrendered three goals while Avbar let in a goal. The Badgers open up a busy week as they trek out to beautiful Hamilton,ON to take on the McMaster Marauders this Wednesday night. On the weekend, the Badgers host the Voyageurs of Laurentian for a pair of Thanksgiving games.