Jr B Northmen leading Guelph 2-0

June 30, 2015   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Junior B Northmen are off to a good start in their quarter-final playoff series against the Guelph Regals.

The Northmen hammered the Regals 17-8 in the opening game of the series on Saturday, June 27, at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville.

They followed up with a 13-6 win in the Guelph arena on Monday, June 29, in game two of the series.

It was expected that the Regals would put up a better fight than they have in the playoffs.

At the end of the regular season the Northmen finished with a first place in the Mid West division with 33 points – fourth place over all in the 25 team Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League.

Guelph finished the season with 21 points and a respectable 10-9-1 record.

Game one of the series saw the Northmen blow the game wide open in the second period scoring 11 goals before the Regals could respond with a single with a minute remaining on the clock.

Four more Northmen goals in the third period ended the game 17-8.

Game two on Monday night also saw a strong second period effort from Orangeville when they shut-out the Regals 3-0 in the first period then outscored them 7-5 in the second frame.

The Northmen took the game with a three more goals in the third period to leave with the 13-6 win.

In other quarter-final series, the Six Nations Rebels are leading the Wallaceburg Red Devils 2-0.

The St. Catharines Spartans are tied at 1-1 with the Niagara Thunderhawks.

The Windsor Clippers and Elora Mohawks are tied 1-1 in their quarter-final series.

The Orangeville / Guelph series will return to Orangeville Thursday (July 2) night for game three at the Alder Street arena.

Game time is 8:00 p.m.

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