The Orangeville Jr C Northmen took flight for their inaugural season in August, in a shorten series of exhibition games. With only a few of the better and more established clubs putting teams on the floor this year, it was tough competition for the new franchise.
The coaching staff of head coach Drew Barfoot and assistants Taylor Hartley and Ty Mikiluk only had two on floor sessions to select their roster and put systems into play before playing their first games.
The opening weekend saw the Jr C Northmen travel to Wilmot for a couple of tournments played on Saturday and Sunday. The host Wilmot Wild entered two teams each day and Fergus Thistles played Saturday and Huntsville Hawks came in on Sunday. On Saturday Orangeville lost to Fergus 7-3, got their first point in a 2-2 tie with Wilmot Blue and lost 6-4 to Wilmot White. The Northmen returned to Wilmot the next day and picked up the franchise's first win, handing Huntsville their only loss of the season, defeating them 6-4, before falling to Wilmot White 5-2 and Wilmot Blue 6-4.
The following weekend, Orangeville hosted Fergus, Wilmot and the Barrie Bombers in a one day tournament at Tony Rose Arena. The Northmen opened the day with a 4-3 win over Fergus before dropping tight 4-3 scores to both Wilmot and Barrie.
The Jr C Northmen finished the season with a couple exhibition games, travelling to Fergus and losing 11-7, then returned home the next night to host Wilmot and drop a 10-7 score.
Orangeville showed good progress in the short time they had to gel and the young team looks forward to next year's full training camp and season.
The Orangeville Jr C Northmen have announced their try-out dates for the 2020 season.
The Northmen Jr A, B and C will run their combined camp on March 17th and 20th from 8:00-10:00 at Tony Rose Arena.
The Jr C camp will continue on the following dates:
Monday, March 30th - 9 - 10:30 - Tony Rose B
Thursday, April 9th - - 8 - 9:30 - Tony Rose B
Wednesday, April 15th - 8 - 9:30 - Tony Rose B
Thursday, April 16th - 8 - 9:30 - Tony Rose A
The Jr C Northmen will be attending the Wilmot Wild Shoot-out pre-season tournament on April 18th.
If you are wanting to try out for the Jr C Northmen and have not received an invitation or cannot make any of these dates, please contact our GM Kent Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All players need to be registered before attending a try-out and non-resident players must bring a permission to run from their home centre.
The Orangeville Jr C Northmen announced their coaching staff for their inaugural season on the weekend.
Brier Davis will be taking the role as Head Coach and Taylor Hartley, Ben Anyon and Ty Mikulik will be assistant coaches. All four are products of the Orangeville Northmen Minor Lacrosse and Jr Northmen system.
Brier played all his minor Lacrosse for the Northmen as well as his Jr B career in Orangeville. Brier was an assistant captain in his final year of Jr B. Brier attended the McCallie Prep School in Chattanooga, TN for 4 years, before moving on to play NCAA Div 1 at Hofstra University for 4 years. Brier graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Public Relations. Brier has coached minor field for the Northmen and led the Orangeville U20 Generals to a Jr A Field Provincial Championship in 2018.
Taylor played all his minor Lacrosse for the Northmen as well as Jr B for the Elora Mohawks and the Orangeville Northmen. Taylor won a Provincial OLA championship in Peewee and was named Northmen of the Year in his final year of Jr B. Taylor has previous coaching experience coaching box for the Minor Northmen.
Ben played all his minor Lacrosse for the Northmen, winning back to back Midget A provincial OLA championships. Ben was also a member of the back to back Jr B Northmen Founders Cup winners. Ben attended the Hill Academy and has been coaching minor field/box for the last 3 years.
Ty also played all his minor Lacrosse for the Northmen before moving on to play Jr A and Jr B with the Orangeville Northmen. Ty won 2 OLA Midget Provincial Championships, 2 Founders Cup Championships in Jr B and was an assistant captain of last season's Northmen Jr A Minto Cup Championship team. Ty is presently at Laurentian University in Sudbury in the Sport and Physical Education Program.
The Jr C Northmen have also named Kent Davis as the team General Manager and Lindsay Sanderson as the Assistant General Manager. Kent is a long time member of the Orangeville Minor Lacrosse executive, including multiple years as President. Lindsay brings an outstanding list of accomplishments and an impressive resume to our organization.
The Jr C Northmen will be running a combined training camp with the Jr A and Jr B Northmen on March 17th and 20th at Tony Rose Arena. The players will then be split up and the Jr C Northmen will begin their camp at the start of April. The first games for the Jr C Northmen will be at the Wilmot Wild Shootout pre-season tournament on April 18th in Baden.
The regular season begins on May 1st with their home opener against their highway 10 rivals, the Caledon Bandits. Their next game will be at home against Six Nations Stealth on May 9th. All games this season will be played out of Tony Rose Arena.
The Jr C Northmen are presently looking for sponsors. If you would be interested in getting involved with sponsorship opportunities, please contact President Kent Cotton at email@example.com.