Jr A Northmen pull off third period win

June 3, 2015   ·   0 Comments

The Rayburn Construction Junior A Northmen came out on top in Friday (May 29) night’s game against the St. Catharines Athletics after dominating the third period of play to go ahead and take the win.

It wasn’t an easy task though, the Northmen had to wrestle away the win after going down 4-3 in the first period.

Northmen goals came from Owen MacDonald for two, and Jeff Henrick.

Returning for the second period, the Northmen outscored the Athletics 4-3 for the frame to make it an even 7-7 game with one period left to go.

Second period Northmen goals came from Davis Neal, Matt Vangalen for two, and Ian Mackay on a powerplay effort with four seconds left on the clock.

It was the third period that was the show-stopper when the O-ville squad opened with three goals in the first seven minutes of the period leaving the St. Catharines squad scrambling to get back into the game.

The Athletics scored one at the midway mark but the Northmen sealed the deal with a final marker with just under one and a-half minutes remaining in the game.

Northmen third period goals were from Henrick, Travis Brown, MacDonald, and Vangalen.

The final was 11-8 for the O-ville team.

With the win – number five for the season – the Northmen have a good grip on first place in the Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League with 11 points, but the there is a lot of tough competition barking at their heels as the season goes on.

The Whitby Warriors are just two points behind in second place followed by the Burlington Chiefs in third place with eight points.

The Northmen don’t have any road games this week.

They will return to Tony Rose arena in Orangeville on Friday, June 5, to host the Burlington Chiefs.

Game time is 8:00 p.m.

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