Two close games over the weekend

June 24, 2015   ·   0 Comments

A late goal with less that a minute remaining on the clock ended the Rayburn Construction Orangeville Junior A Northmen’s game against the Peterborough Lakers when the Lakers broke an 8-8 tie with 49 seconds left in the game.

The first period of Friday’s (June 19) game at Tony Rose arena got the Northmen off to a good start when they outscored the Peterborough squad 3-2.

It was the second period that turned the game around when the Lakers scored five goals by the midway mark to take a 7-3 lead.

The Northmen were back in the game when they scored three to close the gap but they were trailing by two when the teams returned for the third period.

That second period slump cost the Northmen big time when they managed to tied the game at 8 in the third period but the final Lakers goal sealed the deal and the Northmen had to settle for the loss.

The O-ville squad returned to Tony Rose for their second home game of the weekend on Sunday, June 21, when they hosted the Brampton Excelsiors.

This time the Northmen fell behind in the first period and stayed behind for the entire game with the Excelsiors responding to every Northmen goal.

The O-ville team scored three in the third period but Brampton matched them keeping a couple of points ahead and ended the game at 8-5.

The losses dropped the Northmen in the standings leaving them with a 7-6-2 record for the season and a sixth place standing in the 11 team Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League.

Six Nations is currently in first place with 24 points followed by the Peterborough Lakes in second place with 20 points.

The Junior A Northmen will be back at home at Tony Rose arena this Friday (June 26) to host the Whitby Warriors.

Game time is 8:00 p.m.

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