Junior C Northmen in first place in OJHLL standings

June 16, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Orangeville Junior C Northmen are leading the Ontario Junior C Lacrosse League after a 12 game winning streak that saw the Northmen win again on Saturday (June 11) in Barrie.

The Northmen started the game against Barrie with a huge first period that saw the Orangeville squad score ten goals in the first 20 minutes of the game.

Barrie fought back to close within five goals over the next two periods.

The Northmen held on and shut them down to take the game 13-8.

On the score sheet, Josh Presley led the offence with three goals and four assists. Colin Thompson chipped in with two goals and an assist.

Scott Clapham scored two for the night with Keaton Walsh, Luke Downard, Nick Devins, and Logan Marshall getting single goals. Jack Fitzpatrick got a goal and an assist, Preston Gear had three assists, Nick Haladuick got two assists, and Mac Rawn picking up a single assist for the game.

The weekend was a prelude to the Jr C Northmen’s biggest weekend of the season. On Saturday they will host second place Fergus Thistles at noon as part of Northmen Day at Tony Rose Arena.

The last time these two teams met was in front of a crowd of 400 people in Elora when Orangeville came back from a three goal deficit to win 10-8 in overtime.

It is expected there will be a similar crowd for what should decide first place as the season is winding down to its final two weeks of the season.

The next day the Northmen travel to Six Nations and the continue to Halton the following night.

The Northmen are leading the League with a 12-1 record.

The Fergus Thistles are close behind with a 12-2 record for the year so far.

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