Junior B Northmen trail 2-0 in second round with Halton Hills

July 13, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Orangeville Junior B Northmen are in a must-win situation in their second-round playoff series with the Halton Hill Bulldogs after losing the first two games of their best-of-five battle.

Game one of the series got underway at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville on Thursday, July 6.

At the end of the first period, the game was tied at three, with Orangeville goals from Evan Brake, Colin Thompson, and Tyler Van Wart on a powerplay.

The second period found the Northmen in trouble when Halton Hills outscored them 8-1 to lead the game 11-4 with one period remaining.

The only second-period Orangeville goal came from Dylan Cordingley on a powerplay.

Orangeville had a successful third period outscoring their opponents 5-3, but the damage from the second was too much, and the Northmen had to settle for a 13-9 loss in the first game of the series.

The teams were back at it two nights later on the Bulldogs’ home floor at Gordon Alcott Arena.

At the end of the first period, the Bulldogs were leading 4-2.

Orangeville’s goals came from Cade Cordingley and Tyler Van Wart on an unassisted effort.

It was another tough battle in the second, but the Bulldogs still managed to outscore Orangeville 5-3 for the period leaving the Northmen trailing 9-5 with one period left to play.

Second-period Orangeville goals came from Logan Sawyer, Nick Devins, and Dylan Cordingley with a short-handed effort.

The final frame saw the Northmen falter when they allowed three Bulldogs goals that pretty much ended the game.

Orangeville’s Dylan Cordingley scored early in the period, and Tyler Van Wart scored a few minutes later, but that’s all they could do, and the Northmen had to take a 15-7 loss.

Going down two games in a best-of-five series meant the Northmen had to win game three to stay alive.

Game three of the series got underway on Tuesday, July 11, at the Alder Street arena, with results not available at press time.

If the Northmen are successful, game four will be in Georgetown on Thursday, July 13, with game five, if necessary, scheduled for Saturday, July 15, in Orangeville.

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