Records broken as Rams win finale
GUELPH, Ont. – Michael Fine and Aaron Armstrong set Ryerson scoring records as the Rams defeated the Guelph Gryphons 11-4 in the team’s regular season finale on Thursday night.
Fine scored twice in Thursday’s win, giving him 132 career points, which surpasses the previous mark set by Ian Richardson (1992-1997). Armstrong recorded two goals and four assists at Guelph, giving him 46 points on the year, breaking the previous Ryerson single season point total of 45 set by Jamie Wise (2013-2014) and Jamie Caruso (1993-1994).
Ryerson finishes the regular season first in the OUA West division with a record of 22-4-2. The Rams set new team records for wins (22), points (46) and goals scored (136) in a season.
The Rams will open the postseason next week but will need to wait until Saturday to find out their first round opponent.
Ryerson opened the scoring Thursday against the Gryphons just over three minutes into the game when Armstrong scored shorthanded. Guelph would rebound and take a 3-2 lead into the first intermission.
Rams head coach Johnny Duco made a goaltending change to start the second period, replacing starter Taylor Dupuis with Brodie Barrick. The change seemed to spark the Rams as they scored four times in the first four minutes of the period.
The offensive onslaught continued in the third as the Rams blanked the Gryphons 4-0 in the period.