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Junior B Northmen open season with double wins

April 28, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Junior B Northmen have started the 2016 season with two huge wins in two days.

The Northmen season got underway on Sunday, April 24, when they travelled to Guelph to take on the Regals.

Starting off with a strong first period the Northmen blasted out into the game scoring four times by 11:05 mark in the period to lead 4-1.

After giving up a single to Guelph in the second period the Northmen came back full steam scoring two shorthanded goals from Malcolm Young and Jeff Brett.

They finished off the game outscoring the Regals 4-1 in the third period to leave the floor with a 10-3 win in their first game of the season.

They didn’t get much of a rest between games.

The returned to Orangeville the following night (Mon. Apr. 25) to host the Elora Mohawks at the Alder Street arena.

After taking a 2-1 lead in the first period the Northmen stunned the Mohawks with six goals in the first nine minutes of the second period.

After allowing one Elora goal, the Orangeville squad hit back scoring two more to lead the game 10-2.

The final period saw two more Northmen goals while holding the Mowhawks to a single late in the game.

The final was 12-5 to give the Orangeville team their second win of the season.

The win places the Northmen in an early first place in the Mid West division of the OJBLL standings.

There are four teams in the division and 25 teams over all in the League for this season

Northmen head coach Bruce Codd is back on the bench this season backed up by assistant coaches Kyle Kalla, Darren Halls, and Phillip Sanderson.

The Northmen will be on the road for a couple of games before returning to their home base at the Alder Street arena on Monday, May 9, to host the Six Nations Rebels.

That game is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.

Written by Brian Lockhart

         

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