Jr B Northmen leading 2-1 in semi-final

July 15, 2015   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Junior B Northmen are ahead 2-1 in their semi-final OJBLL series against the Niagara Thunderhawks after winning 6-5 in Sunday’s (July 12) game three.

The Northmen were leading 2-1 at the end of the first period before Niagara responded with three unanswered goals in the second frame to tie the game then go ahead by one.

It was the third period that saw the Northmen really step it up when they needed to with four goals that tied the game then gave the squad a two goal advantage with six minutes left in the game.

Niagara managed a single late in the third period but they couldn’t get the goal to even it up before time ran out.

The series got underway on July 8, in Niagara with the Thunderhawks taking an early lead winning the first game 13-12 in overtime.

The series came to the Alder Street arena for game two on July 12.

In that game the Northmen lead from the start after having a good first period that saw them take a 4-1 lead in the first then match the Thunderhawks for goals in the second period. That first period made all the difference after the teams scored three each in third period and O-vill left with a 10-7 win to even the series at two games.

The series will return to Orangeville tonight (Thu., July 16) for game four.

The Northmen can earn a spot in the West Division final if they can take the win in front of a hometown crowd.

If Niagara manages to pull off a win to keep the series alive, the teams will be back in Niagara on Sunday, July 19, for a one game showdown to win the series.

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