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Friday, June 16, 2017

Junior Stars Overcome Regals

Owen Sound | by Fred Wallace  

Post Game Comments from Captain Wyatt Barfoot


Ontario Junior B Lacrosse

Owen Sound NorthStars 16 Guelph Regals 4

Junior Stars 16 Regals 4

Spencer Elder, Jordan Caskenette and Reid Simmons combined for 10 goals for the Junior NorthStars who improved to 10 & 8 on the season.

Elder led the way with a 4 goal game while Caskenette and Simmons both had hat tricks.

Josh Deyell, captain Wyatt Barfoot, Logan Swanton, Garrett Ramsay, Hayden Coulter and Kurt Long also scored for Owen Sound.

The win moves Owen Sound to 20 points and clinches a playoff berth as they now have a 4 point bulge over both Niagara and Point Edward and those clubs have just 1 game remaining in the regular season.

Owen Sound has 2 regular season games left; Saturday night at home to Welland ( 8 pm ) and Monday night at Orangeville in what might be a playoff preview.

Currently, Owen Sound is 7th in the Western Conference. They'll need a lot of help, but it is a mathematical possibility that they could catch & bypass both Hamilton and Wallaceburg in nthe Conference standings plus tie Elora in points ( Owen Sound holds the tiebreaker advantage over the Mohawks after going 3 & 1 head to head )

The Junior Stars led Guelph by a narrow margin of 2-1 after 1 period, thanks primarily to an outstanding performance in goal by Brady Wilson of the Regals.

However, midway through the game, Owen Sound took advantage of a shortstaffed Guelph club ( 15 runners ) and popped 4 quick markers in 41 seconds.

Along with netminder Wilson, affiliated player Josh Fenton stood out scoring 3 of the 4 goals for Guelph.

Braydon Hickey had the other marker for the Regals who fall to 3 & 15 on the year.

Guelph will host Elora tomorrow night at 8 pm


1st Period
Owen Sound North Stars - Jordan Caskenette (Josh Deyell) 6:00
Guelph Regals - Josh Fenton (Braydon Hickey, David Pavlinich) 8:43
Owen Sound North Stars - Spencer Elder (powerplay) (Jordan Caskenette, Kurt Long) 17:54

2nd Period
Owen Sound North Stars - Reid Simmons (Brody Caskenette) 2:05
Owen Sound North Stars - Josh Deyell (Spencer Elder, Jordan Caskenette) 5:24
Owen Sound North Stars - Spencer Elder (Wyatt Barfoot, Garrett Ramsay) 5:42
Guelph Regals - Josh Fenton (unassisted) 8:02
Owen Sound North Stars - Wyatt Barfoot (unassisted) 9:16
Owen Sound North Stars - Reid Simmons (Jordan Caskenette, Wyatt Barfoot) 9:33
Owen Sound North Stars - Logan Swanton (Garrett Reed) 9:47
Owen Sound North Stars - Garrett Ramsay (Jordan Caskenette, Wyatt Barfoot) 9:57
Owen Sound North Stars - Spencer Elder (Jordan Caskenette, Brody Caskenette) 17:18
Owen Sound North Stars - Hayden Coulter (unassisted) 19:59

3rd Period
Owen Sound North Stars - Spencer Elder (Reid Simmons, Kurt Long) 0:51
Owen Sound North Stars - Jordan Caskenette (shorthanded) (Josh Hamill, Dan Kitto) 2:40
Guelph Regals - Braydon Hickey (Cohen Campbell, Liam Holwell) 5:16
Owen Sound North Stars - Jordan Caskenette (Hayden Coulter, Josh Deyell) 9:45
Guelph Regals - Josh Fenton (Liam Holwell, Sam Shaw) 10:48
Owen Sound North Stars - Kurt Long (Brody Caskenette, Hayden Coulter) 12:28
Owen Sound North Stars - Reid Simmons (Brady Stewart) 16:06


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