Junior C Lacrosse Being Showcased in Clarington

Junior C lacrosse has only been around in Ontario for a few years, but the level of competition at the 2011 Final Four championship has been outstanding.  It all started yesterday with some rather uneventful games ending in lop sided scores.  The host Clarington Shamrox went undefeated, by beating Cornwall 10-2, and Halton Hills 7-0.  Halton Hills defeated Peterborough 11-6 and Peterborough got by Cornwall 9-4.

On Saturday however, all 4 teams came to play, and provided excitement on both pads at Garnet B. Rickard arena.  On the main pad, Peterborough and Clarington battled back and forth all game, with the Lakers holding a 1-2 goal lead most of the way.  With Peterborough up by a goal and under a minute remaning, Clarington called a timeout.  Going 6 on 5 (the goalie out), the Shamrox worked that ball all the way around the outside to crease man Pat McCrory.  McCrory dove across the net and fired a shot past Peterborough goalie Brandon Wilson.  The game was tied 9-9 with 27 seconds left.  On the ensuing faceoff, Peterborough gained possession and immediately called their timeout.

With only 12.7 seconds remaining in the game the Lakers would pull their goalie and start with the ball in their own end.  Brandon Johnson would fire a shot that would miss the net.  The shot bounced off the end boards and out to Darien Jacobs, who would bury the rebound with less than 1 second on the clock.  The Lakers would win 10-9.

On Pad B, Cornwall and Halton Hills were in a battle of their own.  With Peterborough winning, they needed a Cornwall win or tie and they would grab 1st place and a bye to the final.  Clarington needed a Halton Hills win and they would receive the bye to the final.  On the floor, because of the Peterborough win, the loser of this game was out of the tournament.  Halton Hills would score two goal late in the game to tie the score at 16-16 after regulation time.

There was some discussion about Overtime, but it was deemed that CLA rules determined that in this final format Overtime occurs for all round robin games.  Early on in Overtime Halton would get the winner and send Cornwall home.  As a result, Clarington gained 1st place, Halton got second (the head to head win over Peterborough Friday), and Peterborough would get third.  Halton and Peterborough will now play the semi final Saturday night at 8pm, with the winner facing Clarington on Sunday at 2pm.

OLA Junior C Final Four

I plan to be at this all weekend in Clarington and will update as the games are played.

Day/Time Home Score Visitor Score
Fri 2pm Cornwall  2 Clarington  10
Fri 2pm Halton Hills  11 Peterborough  6
Fri 8pm Clarington  7 Halton Hills  0
Fri 8pm Cornwall  4 Peterborough  9
Sat 2pm Clarington  9 Peterborough  10
Sat 2pm Cornwall  16 Halton Hills  17 (OT)
Sat 8pm 2nd – Halton  4 3rd-Peterborough  7
Sun 2pm 1st-Clarington  8 Peterborough  3

Whitby Warriors vs. Orangeville Northmen Game 4 Live Webcast

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LITG, along the G2Stream network will be providing live playoff action from Iroquois Park Arena on Tuesday Augut 9, 2011.

Game 4 of the OLA Junior A final series will take place in Whitby, where the Whitby Warriors will take on the visiting Orangeville Northmen.  The Warriors currently hold a 2-1 lead in the best of 7 final series.  The series winner will represent Ontario at the 2011 Minto Cup in Okotoks, Alberta. 

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Clippers Double Up Bengals

May 7, 2011

The Windsor Clippers scored early and often on route to a 16-8 victory over the Hamilton Bengals. Jeff Rivait was the first star of the game as he lead the Clippers with four goals and three assists. Devin Humphrey and Steve Hinek each scored three apiece, and Travis Boomer chipped in with a pair of goals. Singles were added by Nathan Hodgins, Chris Ziriada, Brett Hickey and Lucas Brouillard. Devin Humphrey had five assists and Brett Hickey and goaltender Brendan Stevenson each had four assists. Brendan Stevenson went the distance in goal for the Clippers victory.

The win gives the Clippers a 2-2 record on the season. The Clippers will travel to London on Sunday to take on the Blue Devils before returning home for a Thursday night tilt with the Wallaceburg Red Devils. Game time on Thursday is 7:30 pm at Forest Glade Arena.

Warriors Open Season Defeating Hawks

The Whitby Junior C Warriors opened up their 2011 Season with a convincing 12-1 win over the Huntsville Hawks at Jack Bionda Arena last night. The Warriors held leads of 6-0 after one period, and 11-0 after two periods, on route to the final. They were running on a short bench only dressing 14 runners and two goalies, with many still in school or working.

Cody Simpson and Jason Heickert led the way offensively with 3G, 4A, and 2G, 5A respectively. Affiliated player Rylee McKinnon scored twice, adding 2 assists, while Shane Takahashi scored once and added 4 helpers. Single goals went to Paul Gilligan, Colin Amodeo, Matt Hurren and Nathaniel Kerstens. The Warriors defense was stellar in the win, and goalie Kyle Ford made key saves throughout the game to keep the momentum up. Ford’s chances at a shutout were erased with only 2 minutes left in the game when the Hawks Tanner Swift got a screen shot passed him.

The game was relatively calm with Huntsville totalling 20 minutes on 10 penalties while the Warriors took 10 minutes on 5 penalties.

Whitby will open up their Home Schedule next Friday night, May 13th when the Innisil Wolfpack come to town. Game time is 8pm at Iroquois Park Arena. Tickets are only $5 at the door, or a Season pass for all 8 Regular Season Home Games can be purchased for $30.

Poinstreak statisitical information from the game can be found – Here

For all the news, stories, game summaries and stats, check out The Whitby Junior C Warriors web site

Green Gaels 2-0 After Handling Halton

Green GaelsThe Green Gaels Junior B Lacrosse Club defeated the Halton Hills Bulldogs 12 – 5 to improve to two wins and zero losses on the season.

The Gaels started the scoring 3:05 into of the first period when Neil Roberts hit Daryl Robertson with a pass leading to a fast break goal. Brendan Muise made it 2 – 0 four minutes later by putting one past Halton Hills goalkeeper Ryan Kelly. The teams then traded goals for the rest of the first period. Halton got goals from Dylan Gilbert, Tyler Ferreira, and Connor Sellars while the Green Gaels got goals from Zach Herreweyers and Dylan Goddard with the score at the end of the first period 4 – 3.

The second period was a back and forth affair, with good action going both ways. The Bulldogs opened the scoring in the second when Brandon Clelland got one past Gaels goalie Neil Roberts 3:34 into the period. The Gaels answered with three straight goals from rookies, two from Zach Herreweyers and Brodie Tutton. Halton capped the scoring in the second frame when Chris Haynes took a nice outside shot that just beat Roberts with just over three minutes left in the second to make the score at the end of two periods 7 – 5.

The third period was all Green Gaels as they took it to the Bulldogs who were playing shorthanded much of the period. Zach Herreweyers opened the scoring for the Gaels on a beautiful behind the back marker five minutes into the frame. Adam Kelusky followed it up with a powerplay goal while Connor Sellars was in the box for Delay of Game. Davin Lindsay found a loose ball and scored his first of the season. Josh Gilray and Zach Herreweyers finished off the scoring notching powerplay goals to finish off the scoring in this one, making the final score 12 – 5.

Green Gaels captain Kirby Upshaw was awarded the Whitby Trophy House Player of the Game award after leading a strong and punishing Green Gaels defence. Upshaw had two big hits, and picked up 5 loose balls in the Green Gaels end.

Ryan Kelly suffered his first lost of the season in the Bulldogs net, letting 12 of the Green Gaels 49 shots past him in the loss.

Neil Roberts, starting his second straight game for the Gaels, stopped 33 of 38 shots he faced, and was extremely strong while shorthanded allowing only one powerplay goal.

The Gaels were led by Dylan Goddard (1G, 6A) who had seven points to lead the team. Rookie Zach Herreweyers (5G) followed up his big opening night game with another five goal performance. Adam Kelusky (1G, 3A) had a strong performance with three of his four points coming on the power play. Stefan Diachenko (3A) and rookie Darryl Robertson (1G, 2A) had three points each on the evening. Brendan Muise (1G, 1A), Davin Lindsay (1G, 1A), Brodie Tutton (1G, 1A), and Graeme Hossack (2A) each had strong a strong two point game. Josh Gilray (1G) had a powerplay marker and goalie Neil Roberts (1A) registered a nice assist getting both players on the scoresheet.

Scoring for the Bulldogs was Tyler Ferreira (1G, 2A) with three points on the evening. Connor Sellars (1G, 1A) and Dylan Gilbert (1G, 1A) each had two points. With one point each were Brendon Clelland (1G), Chris Haynes (1G), Jayson Crawford (1A), Kenny Blake (1A), Connor Brown (1A) and Bradley Kri (1A).

The next Green Gaels game is at home this coming Thursday night, May 5th at 8PM as the Orillia Kings (0-2) make their second visit of the season looking to avenge their opening night loss to the Gaels. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students, while anyone under 12 is admitted free under the supervision of an adult.

Gaels youtube game video can be found below:

Green Gaels Start Season with 19 – 4 Win over Orillia

Green GaelsThe Green Gaels Junior B Lacrosse Club started their season off last night with a convincing 19 – 4 victory over the visiting Orillia Kings at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex in Bowmanville, Ontario.

The Gaels got goals early and often Thursday night, with new acquisition Brendan Muise starting his Green Gaels career with a goal only 1:57 into the first period. The Gaels continued with another 5 goals in the first before Orillia got on the board when Robert Kloepfer got one past Green Gaels goalie Neil Roberts on the power play with 12 seconds remaining in the first.

The second period was a closer affair. Orillia showed good hustle and effort, and looked as though they may climb back into it. Orillia’s Garret Smith opened the scoring in the second period 4:29 in to draw the score to 6 – 2, but that was as close as they would get on the night. The Gaels answered with goals by sophomores Stefan Diachenko and Adam Kelusky, and rookies Josh Gilray and Zach Herreweyers before Orillia closed out the second period with a goal by Jesse Copeland on the power play.

The third period was dominated by the Green Gaels as they came out flying. Led in the third period by Brendan Muise and Zach Herreweyers with 3 goals each in the frame, the Gaels outscored Orillia 9 – 1 in the final stanza. Orillia’s only goal in the third came from the stick of Zach Fleming with 4:24 remaining.

Dustin Murphy was selected as the Player of the Game for Orillia after stopping 49 of the Green Gaels 68 shots, while Zach Herreweyers won the award for the Gaels on the strength of his 5 goal night. Both players’ received Player of the Game plaques provided by Whitby Trophy House.

Neil Roberts got the win for the Gaels in his first game wearing Green and White after playing last season for the Markham Ironheads. Roberts stopped 16 of 20 Kings shots.

The Gaels were led by Brendan Muise (5G, 4A) and Dylan Goddard (1G, 8A) who had nine points each on the night. With five points each were rookies Zach Herreweyers (5G) and Josh Gilray (1G, 4A), while Stefan Diachenko (2G, 2A) and Ryan Keenan (2G, 2A) both had four point nights. Davin Lindsay (3A) had a strong three point night from the back end. Adam Kelusky (2G), Ryan McCrory (2A), Brodie Tutton (2A), Darryl Robertson (1G), and Lucas Perri (1A) all found the score sheet as well for the Gaels.

Leading the charge for Orillia were Robert Kloepfer (1G, 1A), Zack Fleming (1G, 1A), Jesse Copeland (1G, 1A), and Blake Mainer (2A) with two points each. Garrett Smith (1G) and Bradley Van Dam (1A) both managed to find the score sheet with a point each.

The next Green Gaels game is at home this coming Thursday night, April 28th at 8PM as the Halton Hills Bulldogs walk into town to renew their strong rivalry with the Green and White. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students, while anyone under 12 is admitted free under the supervision of an adult.

Notes: The Green Gaels have launched a YouTube channel called “TheGaelsLax”. Game highlights will be available for viewing the following day, and will be posted on Facebook and Twitter as well… Gaels Adam Kelusky and Orillia’s Taylor Hodgkinson were both assessed game misconducts for their fight at 6:43 into the second period… Lucas Perri played his first game in a Gaels jersey since the Founders Cup Championship game in 2009… The Gaels were wearing their new home set of vintage jerseys for the first time.

Green Gaels Next Home Game – Thursday April 28th, 8PM vs. Halton Hills Bulldogs
Orillia Kings Next Home Game – Saturday April 23rd, 7PM vs. Oakville Buzz

Some Youtube footage from the game:

Reporter’s Run With The Clarington Green Gaels No Laughing Matter

Shawn Cayley explains what it’s like to hit the lacrosse floor

as written by Shawn Cayley

BOWMANVILLE — For the better part of two weeks I’ve received a good amount of feedback on my run with the Clarington Green Gaels during their first training camp session.

Most of the chatter was generated thanks to an epic spill that saw me — decked out in goalie gear and on a lacrosse floor for the very first time in my life — pass the ball off and then tumble, roll and slide in front of all the coaches. Oh, and our videographer extraordinaire Mandi Hargrave just so happened to be in the same spot, and yes, the camera was rolling.

If you need a laugh, check it out on YouTube under ‘sports reporter takes a tumble’ if you haven’t already. And, well, even if you have, I’m sure you’ll want to check it out again.

But as much laughter and tears that were generated by my fancy footwork, or lack of, it took everything I had to get through the two-hour run, never mind the pain and ache that followed the rest of the week.

Now from covering the game, I’ve always had a certain level of respect for lacrosse players at any level. They take one heck of a beating, but keep plugging along and are some of the most skilled and athletically gifted people in sport.

Tossing the gear on changed my thought process.

Now I hold them in even higher regard. Simply put, lacrosse is one tough game to play.

For me the challenge started pretty much the minute I sat down in the dressing room on Pad B at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex. The gear was in front of me, but despite having a background as a hockey goalie, I didn’t have the first clue of what to do. Enter Matt Chamois, former Green Gaels goalie and current director of media and publicity for the team.

Chamois took me step-by-step through what I needed to do to gear up properly. Pants? Check. Shoes? Check. Lower and upper armour? Check. Mask? Check.

Nerves at that point? Well, let’s just say I tried my best to block them out.

And truth be told, once I stepped onto the floor, the more comfortable I felt. That was, of course, until we started running, then passing, then running and passing.

All that was going through my mind at the time was: how do they do this? And is this thing over yet?

Following my aforementioned spill, the shots came fast and furious. The saves, though, were few and few between.

My reaction was slow, positioning awful and, to be completely honest, I may have closed my eyes a couple of time.

Before taking to the floor, Chamois went through a couple of key elements for me in hopes of keeping me out of the hospital, the main one being a simple instruction that opening your non-stick hand up like a goalie glove in hockey will get you hurt.

Well, I only did that once and, sure enough, I took the shot right off the palm of my left hand. It left me with a stinger, but thankfully nothing more. Consider it lesson learned.

Meanwhile, as fun as it was, I doubt there was a single person out on the floor that night who was happier to see the clock hit 10 p.m. and end our session.

Well, maybe Jason Crosbie, head coach of the Green Gaels, might give me a run in that category. After all, my final save of the night came off the stick of the former National Lacrosse League player. I have my left arm to thank for that one, sticking it out at the last second to stymie his attempt. It was highlight-of-the-night worthy.

Though, in the interest of fairness, I suppose I should mention that I am still looking for the previous shot Crosbie fired past me with the precision of a pro.

Green Gaels Acquire Brendan Muise

Green GaelsThe Green Gaels Junior B Lacrosse Club have are pleased to have acquired Brendan Muise from the Mimico Mountaineers Lacrosse Club in exchange for Mitchell Wilde, Shane Morlock, and the Junior B rights to two non-rostered players.

Muise, who had 33 goals and 35 assists in 2010, comes to the Green Gaels with four years of OLA Junior B experience with Mimico. He also quarterbacked Mimico’s power play during his tenure there, registering 39 points on the man advantage over the past two seasons alone. Brendan brings additional Founder’s Cup experience to a Gaels squad that last visited the National Championship in 2009. The 6’1, 190 pound Muise was the 2010 Founder’s Cup tournament MVP leading the tournament with 30 points in 5 games, while helping Mimico to the finals where they lost 4 – 3 in triple overtime. Muise is expected to add some grit to the Gaels, having racked up 89 minutes in penalties last year.

Morlock, a 5’8, 175 pound right shot, is currently playing for NCAA Division 2 Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania, where he is fourth on the team in scoring. Shane joined the Gaels in 2010 after playing two seasons in the Mississauga Tomahawks Junior program. In 2010, the right handed shot had 6 goals and 12 assists during a season that saw injuries limit him to 13 games.
Wilde, whose rights reverted back to the Green Gaels this past off-season after playing a year for the Orillia Rama Kings on a conditional release, is currently studying and playing lacrosse at NCAA Division 1 Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania. Wilde was part of the 2009 Green Gaels team that travelled to Edmonton for the 2009 Founder’s Cup tournament. In 2010, after joining the Orillia Kings four games into the season, the 6’3, 175 pound left handed shot put up 19 goals and 34 assists for the Kings. Wilde has subsequently been involved in a 10 player transaction between Mimico and the Mississauga Tomahawks Junior B Lacrosse Club.

Brendan Muise: “I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than with the Green Gaels this year. My whole life, I’ve heard of how great a team and organization the Green Gaels are, and to be a part of that as a 20 year old is still something I never thought would happen. I cannot wait for the season to start as I cannot wait to get working with the younger players. I just want to help the offence out like I have the last few years in Mimico, whatever it takes to win the Founder’s Cup.”

Assistant Coach, Joel Johnson: “I am very happy to have Brendan on our front end this season. He will add even more offensive strength, to an already potent left side. I expect him to bring both experience and leadership to the line up. He joins a group looking for redemption in 2011, something we all have in common.”

Head Coach, Jason Crosbie: “Muise is a guy that has been a consistent scoring threat his entire junior career. We are very fortunate to get a player of his offensive talent. As an organization we are thrilled. He is going to bring an extremely high offensive IQ along with a major league shot that as an organization we lack. He is in his last year of junior so I am looking for some leadership and maturity that can help the younger kids excel, especially on our left side. To get a kid like this you have to give in return and the skilled players we are losing are solid players but even more solid individuals. We wish them the best and are sad to see them go.”

For more information, please visit our website: www.greengaels.org

Matt Chamois
Green Gaels Jr. B Lacrosse Club
Director of Media and Publicity
C – (289) 688 – 0950

Orangeville – Six Nations Game Action

Game photos courtesy of Julie Farmer

Game action shots from theJunior A Six Nations Arrows – Orangeville Northmen game Friday June 18th. It was a 9-8 win for the Northmen.

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