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May 27,2015

Jake Gatecliffe Arena 8:00pm

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The Rayburn Construction Orangeville Junior A Northmen won their second game of the season with a 12-3 win over the Mimico Mountaineers at Tony Rose arena on Sunday (May 17) night.

After giving up the first goal early in the game, the Northmen responded with three unanswered goals from Owen MacDonald and a pair from Matt Vangalen to lead 3-1 going into the second period.

The second period saw a lot of frustration on the floor with both sides spending time in the box. Mimico took ten minutes on minors and a five minute roughing major. The Northmen took six minutes on minor penalties and two majors totally nine minutes.

The Northmen widened the gap during the second period outscoring Mimico 6-1 on goals from Davis Neal for two, Brandon Slade, Ian Mackay, and a pair from Lucas Ducharme.

The third period saw a lot of physical action with both teams again taking major penalties.

The Northmen scored three more in the third from Ian Mackay, Jeff Henrick, and Davis Neal on a short-handed effort to end the game 12-3.

It was the Northmen’s second win of the season.

The O-ville squad started the season with a win over Barrie on May 8, then tied with the Whitby Warrior in the second game of the season.

The Northmen were scheduled to be in Burlington to face the Chiefs on Wednesday (May 20) night.

They will return to Tony Rose arena in Orangeville this Friday, May 22, to host the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves.

Game time is 8:00 p.m.

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Jr. A Northmen start on a high note

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The Orangeville Northmen Junior A lacrosse lads face off against the Barrie Lakeshores on May 8. The game marked the Northmen's home opener for the 2015 season.
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The Northmen Junior-A lads took a no-nonsense stride early in their season opener last Friday.

Orangeville rolled out the red carpet for the Barrie Lakeshores contingent in the first game of their 2015 lacrosse campaign. Barrie drew first blood and got on the score board early in the opening frame, but the Northmen lashed back with two powerplay goals on their way to a 10-6 win by the night’s end at the Tony Rose Memorial Arena.

Davis Neal answered for the hosts and knotted the contest off a pass from Matt Vangalen. Owen MacDonald closed out the first period when he made good on a pass from Ian Mackay for the narrow 2-1 lead.

The Lakeshores snapped back with two quick goals about two minutes apart to take the lead early in the second frame. That started a seesawing tit-for-tat with each squad trading pairs before it was as if Orangeville decided to stop toying around.

Brendan Welsh evened the score with help from Neal. And then Welsh furthered the cause on the powerplay with the assist going to Mackay.

After Barrie potted a brace of goals (one of which that came on a successful powerplay turn), the Northmen’s Ryan Myles and Mackay each dented the Lakeshores’ mesh for a pair. Both were shorthanded outings and Mackay picked up an assist on Myles’ effort.

In the third frame, Barrie managed just one goal to Orangeville’s four on the period.

Northmen goals were earned by Lucas Ducharme on the powerplay, Neal for a pair, and Vangalen made good on another powerplay and rounded out the double-digit tally.

Third-period assists were awarded to Welsh, Braydon Cresswell, Ducharme, Brandon Slade, Shane Hillis, and Mackay.

Orangeville clearly dominated with their 45 shots on goal to Barrie’s comparably paltry 28 attempts to slip by Big Nolan Clayton who filled the space between the Northmen pipes.

Orangeville will head east to Whitby tonight (May 12) to lock horns with the Warriors before their next home game on Sunday (May 17) against the Mimico Mountaineers at the Tony Rose