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Northmen Eliminate NorthStars

Owen Sound | by Fred Wallace  

Post Game Comments from NorthStars Head Coach Rodney Tapp


Ontario Junior B Lacrosse Playoffs

Western Conference Quarterfinals

Orangeville Northmen 7 Owen Sound NorthStars 4
( Orangeville wins the best of 5; 3-1 )

Northmen 7 NorthStars 4

Kyle Waters scored twice as the Northmen eliminated the Junior NorthStars with a 7-4 win at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre.

Ben Mercey, Grant Scott, Cameron Spencer, Scott Dominey and Mike Sutton also scored for Orangeville who won the best of 5 series 3 games to 1.

Orangeville opened the scoring with 2 goals in the first 10 minutes before Logan Swanton got the NorthStars on the board.

Orangeville scored twice more and had a 4-1 lead before Spencer Elder would score with just a fraction of a second to play in the first period to cut the Northmen lead in half.

In the 2nd period, Owen Sound outscored Orangeville 2-1 on goals by Brody Caskenette and Jake Lee to make it a 5-4 game in favor of Orangeville going into the 3rd period.

Early in the 3rd, the Northmen capitalized on  a loose ball in the Owen Sound end to restore the 2 goal margin and then Dominey's goal complete the scoring for the night as netminder Daniel Tanner and the Orangeville defence blanked Owen Sound in the 3rd period.

The series victory by Orangeville is the 2nd straight year they've eliminated Owen Sound in the first round of the OLA Junior B Playoffs


1st Period
Orangeville Northmen - Kyle Waters (Nik Farrus, Scott Dominey) 6:28
Orangeville Northmen - Ben Mercey (Jordan Mckenna) 9:15
Owen Sound North Stars - Logan Swanton (Garrett Reed) 11:41
Orangeville Northmen - Mike Sutton (Shane Hillis, Grayson Houghton) 18:39
Orangeville Northmen - Cameron Spencer (unassisted) 19:12
Owen Sound North Stars - Spencer Elder (Wyatt Barfoot, Jordan Caskenette) 19:59

2nd Period
Orangeville Northmen - Grant Scott (unassisted) 10:19
Owen Sound North Stars - Brody Caskenette (Garrett Ramsay) 13:18
Owen Sound North Stars - Jake Lee (Jordan Caskenette, Kurt Long) 16:10

3rd Period
Orangeville Northmen - Kyle Waters (Jordan Mckenna) 1:26
Orangeville Northmen - Scott Dominey (Riley Armstrong) 6:40

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