Northmen Jr A win over Whitby in OT

June 16, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Junior A Northmen are in second place in the OJALL standings after a weekend that saw them win their home game against Whitby in game that was settled in an overtime period, then give up a loss to the Six Nations Arrows on Sunday. Friday’s (June 10) game against the Whitby Warriors was a full-on battle for three periods that had to go into over time to declare a winner. The teams traded goals for the first half of the first period tying the game at 3-3 before the Northmen got a go ahead goal. Adam Charalambides notched three goals in the first period. The other Northmen goals came from Christopher Wilman and Trevor Smyth. The second period saw Whitby tie it up then go ahead by one. The Northmen responded with three to again get back in the game on goals from Charalambides and a hattrick from Andy Campbell to set up a 9-7 start going into the final period. Whitby managed to tie the game at nine at the 8:09 mark in the third frame. Lucas Ducharme place the Orangeville squad in the lead with half a period remaining. Whitby scored at the midway mark to make it 10-10 and neither team could score to break the tie. Returning for overtime, the game came down to the best shooters for a five minute OT period. The Northmen took the game with two goals. Charalambides got his fifth of the game followed by a second OT goal from Dallas Bridle to take the 12-10 win. Two nights (Sun., June 12) later the Northmen travelled to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena to take on the Six Nations Arrows. After being out-scored 3-1 in the first period, the Northmen ran into a wall when they were shut-out in the second period and allowed seven Arrows goals. With a nine goal deficit and one period to play, the Northmen had their work cut out for them. Davis Neal notched an Orangeville goal early in the final period but that’s all they could do for the night and the Northmen had to settle for a 11-2 loss to the Arrows. After the weekend the Northmen are in second place in the OJALL standings with a 9-3 record and 18 points. The Six Nations Arrows are now in first place with a 10-2 record and 20 points. Brampton is currently in the number three spot followed by the Burlington Chiefs. The Mimico Mountaineers are in fifth place followed by St. Catharines. The Northmen will be back in action at Tony Rose arena in Orangeville on Friday, June 24, when they will host the St. Catharines Athletics. Game time is 8:00 p.m.

Written by Brian Lockhart

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