By Fred Wallace
NorthStars at Northmen Tonight
Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off The Wire ".
Game 3 of the Ontario Junior B Western Conference Quarterfinal between the Owen Sound Junior NorthStars and Northmen goes tonight in Orangeville.
The best of 5 series is tied at 1 win apiece after Orangeville opened with a 6-4 win at home on Thursday and the Junior NorthStars followed with an 8-5 win Sunday night at the JD McArthur Arena.
There's no cut and dried explanation why this series, and a similar matchup last year in the playoffs, have been tight affairs.
Orangeville has developed a lacrosse program from Minor through Junior A that is enviable, and that program has annually produced an upper echelon Junior B entry.
Yet somehow, Orangeville brings out the best in the Junior NorthStars.
This series is a 2-7 matchup but watching Sunday night it was hard to determine at times who was the # 2 seed and who was # 7.
Orangeville had the upper hand and exerted big pressure.
Owen Sound had dominant stretches were they were in control.
In the end, the Junior NorthStars won it 8-5 to tie the series with Game 3 tonight at Orangeville and Game 4 back in Owen Sound Thursday night at 8.
I'm Fred Wallace