For the fourth year in a row, the Guelph Gryphons open their season with a visit to the Western Mustangs. The past two years, Western easily defeated Guelph. It looked like it was going that way, with Guelph needing a goal with 2 seconds left in the half to avoid being blanked. Western took a 6-1 lead into halftime. Guelph seemed to find some rhythm in the second half, making the game closer, but still losing the season opener 10-6.