Junior A Northmen maintain first place in OJALL

June 2, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Junior A Northmen are still in first place in the Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League after delivering a 10-5 win over the Toronto Beaches on Sunday (May 29) night in Toronto.

After playing to a 2-1 first period, the Northmen opened it up in the second period scoring four goals before the Beaches could respond.

The Northmen won the second period 4-2 to take the game 10-5.

The win was number six for the Orangeville squad.

Dallas Bridle hit a hattrick for the night scoring all three goals in the second period. Other Northmen goals came from Adam Charalambides and Matt Vangalen in the first, Justin Brack in the second, and Charalambides, Davis Neal, Vangalen, and Scott DelZotto, in the third period.

The Northmen suffered their second loss of the season on Friday (May 27) night at Tony Rose arena when they hosted the Burlington Chiefs.

After a low scoring first period that saw the Northmen trailing 2-1, the sticks came alive in the second frame.

The teams tied the period scoring six each to go into the final period with the Chiefs having a one goal advantage.

Second period Northmen goals came from Matt Vangalen, Davis Neal, Dallas Bridle, Adam Charalambides, and Lucas Ducharme for two.

The Northmen were back in the game in the third period when Scott DelZotto and Matt Vangalen scored to tie it up then go ahead by one.

Burlington responded late in the period with two goals to again take the lead, but the game went into overtime when the Northmen put an extra attacker on the floor and tied the game at ten with 20 seconds remaining on the clock.

The Northmen gave up two goal in the OT period to take the 12-10 loss for the night.

The Orangeville squad is leading the League with a 6-2 record and 12 points – two points ahead of the second place Mimico Mountaineers and four points ahead of the third place Six Nations Arrows.

The Junior A Northmen will be back at Tony Rose arena on Friday, June 3, to host the Peterborough Lakers.

Game time is 8:00 p.m.

Written by Brian Lockhart

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