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GAME ONE Tuesday July 31, 2018 @ Brampton Century Gardens Arena 8:00pm
GAME TWO Thursday August 2, 2018 @ Orangeville Tony Rose Arena 8:00pm
GAME THREE Friday August 3, 2018 @ Brampton Century Gardens Arena 8:00pm
GAME FOUR Sunday August 5, 2018 @ Orangeville Tony Rose Arena 7:00pm
GAME FIVE Tuesday August 7, 2018 @ Brampton Century Gardens 8:00pm
GAME SIX Thursday August 9, 2018 @ Orangeville Tony Rose 8:00 pm
GAME SEVEN Friday August 10, 2018 @ Brampton Century Gardens 8:00pm
The Northmen are now in a must win situation after losing to Brampton 9-8 Sunday night. We now trail in the series 3-1. The boys trailed 4-1 after the first. Grant Scott was the only goal scorer for the Northmen in the first period.
The second period we were able to cut into the Brampton lead a little. We outscored Brampton 4-3 in the second to cut their lead to 7-5 after two. Sam Firth got 3 goals in the second and Kyle Waters got the other Northmen goal.
The third period we tried to make a comeback but just fell short tonight. Ty Thompson, Logan Swanton and Grant Scott got the goals for the Northmen in the third period.
The very important game 5 must win is Tuesday night in Brampton at Century Gardens. The boys could use all the support as we need to make a big comeback in this series. Let's go Northmen.
Friday August 4, 2018 Brampton, ON
It was a hot and sticky night at Century Gardens. The Northmen had a good first period and lead 2-1 after the first. Sam Firth scored both of the Northmen goals in the first period. The second period again seemed to be our downfall as we were outscored 5-2 in the second and couldn't find a way to get even with Brampton after that. Chris Weier and Grant Scott got the second period goals for the Northmen. The third period we were unable to score any goals.
We need a big game on Sunday if we hope to even up the series heading back to Brampton. Game 4 goes Sunday night 7:00pm at the Bunny Barn. It should be another great game between two good teams. We hope to see everyone out Sunday night to cheer on the boys.
Tuesday August 2, 2018
Tuesday night the Brampton Excelsiors defeated the Northmen 10-8 to even up the final series at 1-1. The boys weren't at their best Tuesday night and Brampton came out strong. Brampton took a 4-2 lead into the first intermission. Scoring for the Northmen in the first was Curtis Bukta and Grant Scott.
The second period saw Brampton extend their lead by scoring 4 straight goals to give them a 8-3 lead. That's when Kyle Waters took over the rest of the second period scoring 4 straight goals to cut the Brampton lead to 8-7 going into the second intermission. Sam Firth got the other goal for the Northmen in the second period.
The third period saw Brampton score early to extend their lead to 9-7. Dylan Watson was able to score to cut the lead to 9-8 but we couldn't manage to get any more goals. Brampton won the game 10-8 and evened up the series. Game 3 goes Friday night in Brampton. We need a big bounce back game.
Advanced ticket sales will be available for game 2 and 4 in Orangeville. During the day at Sanderson Sports. Adults tickets only will be available for $15.00 (Cash only)
Tickets will be available at Tony Rose from 5:30 pm on Thursday.
Tuesday July 31, 2018 Brampton, ON
We headed into Brampton Tuesday night expecting a very tough and physical series. Century Gardens was sold out before game time and the crowd was ready for a great game. The challenge ahead is to find a way to slow down Brampton's high powered offence.
The first period was as expected to be. Both teams trying to figure out each others defenses. The period was back and forth with good defense and great goaltending. The first period was a scoreless draw.
The second period we were able to get some timely scoring. Ty Thompson opened up the scoring less than a minute into the second period. He got his second a few minutes after that to give us a 2-0 lead. Kyle Waters scored to increase our lead to 3-0 before Ty Thompson got his 3rd of the night. The score at the end of the second period. Northmen 4 Brampton 0.
The third period saw Brampton's offence start to click. They quickly scored 3 goals in the first 5 minutes of the third period to cut our lead to 4-3. We knew that we needed the next goal to stop Brampton's momentum. Chris Weier scored his first Jr A goal to give us a 5-3 lead with just over 8 minutes to go. Ben Mercey got credit for a goal that bounced off of a Brampton player into their net to give us a 6-3 lead with 3:40 left in the third. From there our defense and Rylan Hartley took over to preserve a 6-3 game 1 victory.
Pita Pit player of the game was Ty Thompson with 3 goals. Game 2 goes Thursday night at the Bunny Barn. You will want to try and get there early as this should be a good crowd and a great game.
July 28, 2018 St. Catharines
The Northmen travelled to St. Catharines looking to grab a victory and move on to the Ontario Junior A Lacrosse Finals. Standing in our a way was a very talented St. Catharines team. After the late game festivities in game 4, we were expecting a very physical and intense game.
The first period was just like the first period in game 4. Dylan Watson opened up the scoring just under 5 minutes into the game. St. Catharines tied up the game a couple minutes later on the power play. The score at the end of the first was 1-1.
The second period saw the Northmen take advantage of a couple of the A's mistakes to grab the lead. First Grant Scott gave us a 2-1 lead 3 minutes into the second period period. Scott Dominey picked off a St. Catharines pass and went down on a breakaway and gave us a 3-1 lead. St. Catharines replied to cut the lead to 3-2 before Scott Dominey did it again on a breakaway to give us a 4-2 lead heading into the second intermission.
We heading into the third period knowing that the A's were going to bring everything they had left to make a comeback. Their backs were against the wall. So we knew that we needed to have a great defensive period and Ralphy would have to been great in net. Everything they throw at us we were able to stop. Our defence and Ralphy took over in the third period. Travis Brown scored an important goal with just over 5 minutes to go to seal the deal.
With the victory this gives us a 4-1 series win and send us to the Ontario Jr A Finals versus Brampton Excelsiors. The full schedule will be posted soon. Game one will be on Tuesday July 31, 2018 in Brampton. Pita Pit player of the game was Scott Dominey with two big transition goals.
Friday July 27, 2018
Your Northmen came into the game Friday night looking to rebound from a loss in game 3. The game was a chippy and physical from the start right to the end. The first period was very tight defensively and very low scoring. Kyle Waters opened up the scoring at the 1:39 mark of the first period. St. Catharines replied less than a minute after our goal to tie up the game 1-1. Both teams had several opportunities to get more goals but both teams goalies stopped them all. The score at the end of the first was 1-1.
The second period was more of the same type of play. Cam MacDonald scored to give the Northmen 2-1 lead 3 minutes into the second period. St. Catharines scored the next two goals to take a 3-2 lead before Cam MacDonald got his second of the period to tie up the game 3-3. That is who the period ended.
We needed to have a big third period if we wanted to pull out the victory. Kyle Waters got the Northmen the lead just over 2 into the third. St. Catharines replied a couple minutes later on the powerplay to tie up the game one more time at 4-4. Sam Firth gave the Northmen the lead on the powerplay with a rocket from the top. Grant Scott gave us a 2 goal lead when he scored on a nice pick and roll play him and Kyle Waters put together. Scott Dominey ended out the scoring on a nice transition goal with an assist going to captain Jeff Henrick.
During the last minute of the game things got a little out of hand. A few fights broke out and St. Catharines goalie was taken out equipment and throwing them into the stands.
With the win the Northmen take a 3-1 series lead heading into St. Catharines Saturday night for game 5. This should be another tight and physical game.
Tuesday July 25, 2018
Your Northmen ended up on the wrong side of the score Tuesday night as St. Catharines defeated us 6-4. With the loss that makes our lead in the series now 2-1. Game 4 is Friday night in the Bunny Barn. We need to have a big rebound game.
Dylan Watson lead the way for the Northmen with 2 goals, Curtis Bukta and Sam Firth scored the other goals.
It was hot one inside the Bunny Barn Tuesday night. We knew that St. Catharines would coming out with there best game of the playoffs so far to try and even up the series before heading back to St. Catharines Wednesday night. The boys wanted to come out and take care of business and grab a 2-0 series lead.
This was a very defensive and hard fought game. Both teams showed why they were the best two defenses in the league during the regular season.
Kyle Waters scores a beauty short handed to open up the scoring with five minute left of the first period. Zack Deaken scored for the Northmen as well to give us a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
Kyle Waters got his second of the game just over the halfway mark of the game to give us a 3-0 lead. St. Catharines scored to cut the lead to 3-1 before Dylan Watson restored our 3 goal lead heading into the second intermission. Northmen 4 St. Catharines 1.
St. Catharines came on strong in the third period outscoring us 4-2 but we were able to hold on for a 6-5 victory and grabbing a 2-0 series lead heading back to St. Catharines for Game 3 Wednesday night. Sam Firth got both goals for the Northmen in the third period. The Pita Pit player of the game was Zack Deaken. We are back home again Friday night for Game 4 of this series. We hope to see everyone out to support the boys.
Sunday July 22, 2018 St. Catharines, ON
After a long week lay off your Northmen finally started round two of the Ontario Lacrosse Association playoffs in St. Catharines.
St. Catharines came out quickly jumping out to a early 2-0 lead in the first 6 minutes of the game. Then Kyle Waters went on a roll. We scored a natural hat trick for the Northmen to give us a 3-2 lead. The A's replied back to tie up the game at 3-3 with just over 5 minutes left to go in the first period. Dylan Watson scored on a power play to retake the lead 4-3. Jeff Henrick scored a beauty in transition to give the Northmen a 5-3 lead heading into the first intermission.
The second period was a back and forth game where both teams had plenty of opportunities to score. Ty Thompson scored on a laser shot short handed and Kyle Waters got his fourth of the game to give the Northmen a 7-5 lead heading into the third period.
Kyle Waters scored his fifth of the game early in the third period to increase our lead to 8-5. Dylan Watson got his second of the game with just over 6 minutes left to give us a 9-5 lead. From there our defence and goaltending took over. The final score was Northmen 9 St. Catharines 5. Your Northmen hold a 1-0 series lead with the next game coming up Tuesday night at the Bunny Barn at 8:00 pm. The Pita Pit player of the game was Kyle Waters
The old cliche that the last game is always the hardest to get definitely held true fro game three versus Whitby. Whitby came into Saturday night needing to win to extend the series and force a game 4. They played their best game of the series and really made it difficult for us.
The first 10 minutes of the game saw two teams working hard on the defensive end and trying not to give up the first goal of the game. Finally at the 13 minute when Dylan Watson scored to give us a 1-0 lead. Whitby tied up game a few minutes later before Curtis Bukta scored to give us a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission.
Ryan Barnable for Whitby tied up the game earlier into the second period. Zack Deaken scored to regain the lead off of a rebound that he put in going behind his back to score a beauty. Whitby tied up the score and then got their first lead of the series shortly after. With the Northmen trailing for the first time in the series this Nepean Jr B Ty Thompson scored to tie up the game at 4-4. Whitby again show resilience and retook the lead shortly after. Grant Scott tied up the game again and Ty Thompson scored his second of the game with 16.2 seconds left in the second to give us a 6-5 lead going into the third period.
The third period started out going back and forth with each team getting chances to score. Finally Dylan Watson extended the Northmen lead to 7-5 midway through the period, Whitby clawed back and was able to tie up the game with just under 5 minutes to play. With the score now tied up at 7-7 with under 5 minutes to play it was like overtime already started. Sam Firth was able to score for your Northmen and that ended up being the evidential series winning goal. Whitby tried their best to get the game tying goal again but Rylan Hartley and our defence wouldn't budge.
What's next for your Northmen. Round two of the OLA Jr A playoffs. Our opponent is still to be determined. That series has a probable start date of Thursday July 19, 2018. Not sure if we will be playing at home or on the road at this time. When we have more information on our opponent and our schedule we will post it.
Thursday night your Northmen traveled to Whitby for game 2 of our series. We were looking to take a strangle hold on the series after winning game 1 on Tuesday. Just like game 1 the boys came out quick. Grant Scott opened up the scoring 2:45 into the game. Just a minute later Jordan Caskenette scored to increase our lead to 2-0. Dylan Watson scored back to back goals to give us a 4-0 lead. That's when Rylan Hartley took over for the rest of the period. He robbed Whitby on 4 glorious scoring opportunities in one shift. At the end of the first period your Northmen held a 4-0 lead.
Heading into the second period we wanted to build on our lead. The first half of the second period was back to back action where both goalies made key saves. Just over the half way mark in the game Jordan Caskenette got his second of the game to increase our lead to 5-0. Kyle Waters and Curtis Bukta scored to give us a 7-0 lead heading into the second intermission.
Dylan Watson scored his 3rd of the game 38 seconds into the third period to give us an 8-0 lead. Tanner Cook scored for Whitby to cut our lead to 8-1. It didn't take long for us to reply, Kyle Waters scored 15 seconds later to restore an 8 goal lead. Sam Firth scored our 10 goal of the game with just over 3 minutes left in the third. Whitby did manage to outscore us in the third period 4-3 but we still came out with a big road win in the playoffs and take a 2-0 lead in the series. Game 3 goes Saturday night at the Bunny Barn 7:00 pm. We hope to see everyone out to help cheer on the boys.
We are so proud to announce that our goaltender Rylan Hartley has been recognized by the Ontario Jr A League as the Most Valuable Player of the league. An incredible honour for our backbone and so very well deserved. Rylan was also named the most valuable goaltender and along with Samuel Crispo and our defence was awarded the Robert Melville Award for the fewest goals against during the regular season. Rylan was also named to the first team all star.
Our captain Jeff Henrick was selected to the 2nd team all star and our coaches Bruce Codd, Phil Sanderson and Rusty Kruger were named the coaches of the year for their efforts leading a younger roster to an 12-8 record and the 4th overall seed for the playoffs. A massive congratulations to all of our team members on these great honours. #NorthmenProud #RalphyForMVP #NotDoneYet
The Northmen opened up the playoff series with Whitby on Tuesday night with a solid team effort. We put in a solid 60 minute effort and got contributions from everyone.
We jumped out to an early lead when Kyle Waters scored just 21 seconds into the game. We scored two more quick goals by Jordan Caskenette and Dylan Watson to go up 3-0 in the first 5 minutes of the game. Whitby answered back with 3 straight goals themselves to tie up the game 3-3. Then your Northmen went on a little run of our own again. We scored 4 unanswered goals to close out the first period with a 7-3 lead. Travis Brown scored two of them, Jordan Caskenette got his second of the game and Kyle Waters got his second of the game with under 1 second left in the period.
Kyle's got at the end of the second started a 4 goal run for himself as he scored 4 straight goals. Curtis Bukta and Scott Dominey finished out the scoring for your Northmen. We took the first game with a 12-6 victory. Game 2 goes Thursday night in Whitby, it would be great to get as many fans as possible to make the trip to help cheer the boys on.
The Northmen heading into the final game of our regular season looking to get back into the win column and get the best possible position for the upcoming playoffs. After losing 3 out of our last 4 games it was important to get the win in our final regular season game.
We came out of the gate strong in the first period outscoring Peterborough 5-1. Jeff Henrick, Sam Firth, Brody Caskenette and Ty Thompson (2 goals). The second period was a little closer in play. We ending the second period leading 8-3. Sam Firth, Kyle Waters and Ty Thompson scored for your Northmen in the second period. The third period we closed out the game strong outscoring Peterborough 5-1 in the third to win the game 11-4. Scoring in the third period for your Northmen were Kyle Waters, Tyler Halls, Jeff Henrick, Jordan Caskenette and Ben Mercey.
With the win we were able to finish the regular season with a 12-8 record and that was good enough to get us fourth place in our very competitive league and gives us home floor advantage in the first round of the playoffs. We will be playing the Whitby Warriors. This should be a very tough and tight season as we both had the same record, we split the season series both winning on the road by one goal. We won home floor by having a better goals for/goals against during the regular season.
We hope to see everyone out at Tony Rose to cheer on the boys as we start our quest to win another Ontario Championship.
Northmen were trailing 11-7 early in the third period and we were unable to make a comeback. We lost to Toronto Beaches 13-11. This now brings the Norhtmen record to 11-8. Our last game of the regular season is Friday at home versus Peterborough.
Your Orangeville Jr A Northmen lose two close games in a row and our record falls to 10-6.
Thursday in Kitchener was probably our most sluggish game of the year. We started out okay as we were leading after the first period 3-2. The second period was all tied up at 1 goal a piece. The third period was what did us in. Kitchener outscored us 5-1 in the third to take the game 8-5.
Last night was a better effort and we probably deserved a better outcome but unfortunately we fell to Whitby 9-8. Whitby scored a late goal with just over 3 seconds left in the game to take the lead. There just wasn't enough time for us to get the equalizer.
Our next game is Sunday night as we travel to Six Nations to take on the Arrows. We need a big bounce back game tomorrow night boys.
Northmen day was a great success as your Jr A Northmen defeated the Six Nations Arrows 11-7 in front of a our biggest crowd of the year out to celebrate Northmen Day,
We had a strong first period as Dylan Watson lead the way with a couple of early goals. Your Northmen headed into the second period with a 3-0 lead. The second period saw the Arrows strike back and win the period 4-3 and cut our lead heading into the third period to 6-4. The Arrows came out strong in the third period with a couple of quick goals to tie up the game 6-6. That's when the Northmen came back and took control of the game.
Scoring for the Nothmen
Kyle Waters 5 Goals and 2 Assists
Cameron MacDonald 2 Goals and 2 Assists
Dylan Watson 2 Goals and 1 Assist
Grant Scott 1 Goal and 2 Assist
Jordan Caskenette 1 Goal 2 Assists
With the win that improves our record to 10-4. Currently that puts us in second place behind Burlington. Our next game is Thursday as we travel to Kitchener to take on the K-W Braves. Our next home game is Friday June 22 when Whitby comes to the Bunny Barn.
Your Northmen have won the last 3 games to bring our record to 9 wins and 4 losses. On Sunday we travelled to Mimico to take on the Mountaineers. We were able to come out with an 8-6 victory. Our defence and goaltending lead the way until our offence was able to score enough goals to come home with the victory. Scoring for the Northmen was Ben Mercey, Dylan Watson, Travis Brown, Curtis Bukta, Jordan Caskenette, Cameron MacDonald and Braydon Cresswell (2)
On Monday the boys made the long trip to Peterborough to take on the Lakers. We weren't at our best and we trailed all game until we were finally able to get the lead with only 1.8 seconds left. We were able to escape with a 8-7 win in Peterborough. Scoring for the Northmen was Kyle Waters (4), Cameron MacDonald, Braydon Cresswell, Jordan Caskenette and call up Sam Firth.
Friday night the boys travelled to Brampton to take on the Excelsiors. This was a good close game. Defence and goaltending lead the way to an 8-7 victory. Scoring for the Northmen was Grant Scott, Mike McCannell, Scott Dominey (2), Dylan Watson (2) and Kyle Waters (2)
Saturday in Northmen day as we celebrate the Northmen organizations 40th year. The day begins with some minor games, followed by the Jr B playing at 3pm followed by an Alumni game and then our game vs Six Nations. The night is capped off with a dance. We hope see everyone out to help us celebrate.
This was a busy week for your Northmen. We played Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Night. The Northmen ended up with a 3 -2 record in these five games. Losing to St. Catharines twice in two close games.
Tuesday night the Northmen welcomed Kitchener Waterloo to Tony Rose. Our defense and goaltending lead us to a 5-3 win. Scoring for the Northmen was Jeff Henrick, Scott Dominey, Braydon Cresswell, Cameron MacDonald and Grant Scott.
Wednesday night the Northmen travelled to Barrie to take on the Lakeshores. The Northmen cruised to an 11-3 victory. The Northmen lead 3-2 after the first period. The second period was when we pulled away and took control of the game outscoring the Lakeshores 6-1 in that period.
Goaltender Samuel Crispo got his first Jr A action in the third period and played well. Scoring for the Northmen was Kyle Waters 6 goals, Ben Mercey, Jeff Henrick, Grant Scott, Dylan Watson and Travis Brown.
Friday night the A's came into Tony Rose arena for a rematch of last Saturday nights game. Your Northmen were looking to even up season series but unfortunately feel short in OT. It was a well played back and forth game. It had a playoff feel to it. Ultimately, we couldn't make up for some of the errors we made in the game. Scoring for the Northmen was Kyle Waters 3 goals, Jeff Henrick, Grant Scott, Kyle Staveley, Cameron MacDonald, Braydon Cresswell and Jordan Caskenette. With the lose to St. Catharines that makes our record 6-4. Our next game is Sunday as we travel to Mimico to take on the Mountianeers at 7:00pm.
Sunday June 3, 2018
The Northmen came into tonights game looking to bounce back from a disappointing lose Saturday night in St. Catharines.
The game was a fast paced back and forth affair. The Barrie Lakeshores work hard and kept up with us through out the game. It was a low scoring game with good defence and goaltending on both ends of the floor. The score was tied 1-1 after the first period. The Northmen went into the second intermission with a 3-2 lead and were able to pull out a 5-3 victory.
Scoring for the Nothmen were Cameron McDonald, Dylan Watson (2), Braydon Cresswell (2). The Dairy Queen player of the game was Zac Deaken who worked and battled hard all night.
The Northmen are next up at home Tuesday night June 5, 2018 when the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves come to town. Game time is 8:00 pm.
June 2, 2018 Jack Gatecliff Arena
After a long layoff, the Northmen travelled to St. Catharines to take on the A's. After last nights lose to the Barrie Lakeshores, the A's were looking for a rebound game. After a long week layoff the Northmen were looking to continue our roll we have been on the last couple of games.
The A's opened up the scoring just over 3 minutes into the game. The Northmen scored two late first period goals (Dylan Watson and Mike McCannell scored) to give us a 2-1 lead heading into the second period.
Your Northmen outscored the A's 3-2 in the second period to take a 5-3 lead heading into the third period. Curtis Bukta got 2 goals and Gran Scott scored the other.
The Northmen scored early in the third period to take a 6-3 lead. The following faceoff the A's took the ball down and scored right away to scored 4 more goals to take the game 8-6. It was a disappointing third period to say the least. The boys are back at home Sunday June 3, 2018 at 7;00 pm when they take on the Barrie Lakeshores. We need a huge rebound game ourselves. The lose evens our record at 3-3 on the season.
We hope to see as many people out to cheer on the boys tomorrow night.
May 25, 2018
Your Northmen welcomed Burlington into the Bunny Barn Friday night. It was a hot night inside. We came into the game looking to even up the season series as Burlington defeated us last week in there home opener 9-8.
This game had a playoff feel to the game. It was a very competitive and fast paced. It took a while before we were able to open up the scoring in game. No one could open up the scoring during the first 12 minutes of the game. Finally Mike McCannell opened up the scoring on a nice transition goal. Assists went to Scott Dominey and Ben Mercey. Dylan Watson scored his first of the season late in the period to give us a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
Cameron MacDonald opened up a 3-0 lead early in the second period. Burlington with 3 straight goals to tie up the game 3-3. Then we went on another three goal run in under a 2 minute span. Travis Brown, Grand Scott and Jordan Caskenette scored to give us a 6-3 lead. Burlington scored to cut the lead to 6-4 before Travis Brown scored with 1:20 left in the second to give us a 7-4 lead heading into the third period.
The third period got a little spirited. Burlington came out early and scored a quick goal to cut our lead to 7-5. Just after that captain Jeff Henrick and Steve Lee from Burlington dropped the gloves and fought. That got our team going again in the third period. Our captain is always being a leader and doing whatever needs to be done for the team. Zac Deaken and Travis Brown were the goal scorers in the third period.
It was another solid game from our defense and goalie Rylan Hartley was named our player of the game. Our power play had a good game going 5 for 8. We are off until Saturday June 2, 2018 when we travel to St. Catharines to take on the A's. This will be a start of a very busy week again.
May 20, 2018
The Northmen welcomed there rivals into Tony Rose Arena Sunday night. The team came into the game looking to improve on our 1-2 record. The first period was a close defensive game with each team only scoring 1 goal apiece. Kyle Waters scored our lone goal in the first.
The Northmen came out strong in the second period. We outscored Brampton 5-2 in the second period to hold a 6-3 lead going into the third period. Scoring for the Northmen in the second period was Kyle Waters (2 goals) to complete his hat trick, Tyler Halls, Braydon Cresswell and Cameron MacDonald.
The third period our defence and goaltending took over to preserve a 9-4 victory. Scoring in the third period for the Northmen were Curtis Bukta, Grant Scott and Cam MacDonald got his second of the game. Jeff Henrick was named Northmen player of the game.
Our next game is Friday May 25, 2018 when Burlington travels to Tony Rose Arena. The Northmen look to even the season the series as Burlington beat us 9-8 last Wednesday in there barn. We look forward to seeing everyone at the bunny barn cheering the boys on.
Friday May 18, 2018 Toronto, ON
Your Northmen lost another close 1 goal battle to the Beaches Friday night. The Northmen welcomed back Braydon Cresswell to the line up. He just returned home from school. It didn't take Braydon long to get involved in the scoring for the Northmen. He got second goal of the game. Braydon ended up scoring 2 goals and 2 assists. Cameron MacDonald lead the way for the Northmen scoring 4 goals. Singles went to Jeff Henrick, Scott Dominey. Jordan Caskenette.
The game was a fast paced back and forth. The score was tied 2-2 after the first period. The second period gave your Northmen some trouble. A big 5 minute major for high sticking gave the Beaches an opportunity to open up a lead that we just weren't able to retake another lead for the rest of the game.
The Northmen finally come home Sunday night for our home opener as we take on our rivals the Brampton Excelisors. Game time is 7:00 pm at Tony Rose. We hope to see everyone out cheering on the boys.
May 16, 2018 Central Arena
Unfortunately, the Northmen lost a close one in Burlington 9-8. We trailed 9-6 with just over 7 minutes left in the third. We were able to get cut the lead to 9-8 with 36 seconds left in the game. We had a few chances to tie up the score before the buzzer sounded but just missed. The boys are back on the road Friday night as we travel to Toronto.
Tuesday May 16, 2018
Your Norhtmen travelled to Whitby to open up the 2018 season last night May 16, 2018. We pulled out a 8-7 victory behind some great defense and goaltending in the third period.
The 2017 season ended a little earlier than we were hoping. We lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Mimico Mountaineers. Since our last game in Mimico it has been a busy off season for the team. We had nine players graduate last season. Captain Mac Mitchell, Matt Van Galen, Zac Masson, Braiden Davis, Chris Willman, Steve Sutton, Justin Brack, Austin Lane and Wyatt Barfoot. We would like to thank them for all there hard work and wish them all the best in their lacrosse carriers.
In October, head coach DJ Clevely decided to step down as the head coach of your Jr A Northmen after being a member of the coaching staff for 6 seasons (last 4 as head coach). Under DJ's guidance we were within one goal of winning the 2016 Minto Cup. We would like to thank DJ and the rest of his coaching staff (Dean George, Lindsay Sanderson, Jeff Ivey) for all there hard work and dedication.
With the head coaching position being vacant it was time to find a new head coach. That's when GM Bob Clevely and his assistant Nick Rose began to look for best person that fits our organization. They didn't need to look to far. Days later we named Bruce Codd as our new head coach of the Jr A Northmen. Bruce has spent the last three season as the head coach of the Jr B Northmen. Under his guidance he lead the Northmen to back to back Founder Cups Championship in 2016 and 2017. Joining Bruce on his staff is Phillip Sanderson and Rusty Kruger. We would like to welcome them on board and we look forward to working with them to achieve our ultimate goal of winning the Minto Cup. They are planning and getting ready for training camp to open on March 14, 2018.
We made a couple of trade during the off season. We traded Scott Del Zotto and the rights to Keaton Dale to K-W and we received Cam MacDonald (who was a member of the 2017 Jr B Northmen), Josh Hamill and 2018 1st round draft pick. We also traded Davis Neal to K-W for K-W's 1st round draft pick in 2021.
In January the league held our annual midget draft. This year we drafted Curtis Butka. We would like to welcome Curtis to the Northmen organization.