Just In Time For Father’s Day: A “Tie” In Redmen Game

June 16, 2007
For Immediate Release
Whitby, ON

On a night when the Redmen were celebrating minor lacrosse in Durham Region, fans were treated to an exciting contest that sadly for Redmen fans left no clear winner on the night. Tonight was dubbed Scott McMichael Minor Lacrosse Night and kids and parents associated with Durham minor lacrosse were in abundance throughout Iroquois Park Sports Centre.

Head Coach Ian McGough decided to shake things up as he sent John McLellan in to start for the Redmen while Daylin Logan went in for an injured Mike Thompson. Referees on the night were Gary Martin and Brent McCauley.

The Redmen accomplished something tonight that had been a rarity for them all season long and that was to score the opening goal. They enjoyed the feeling so much that they went on to score three more to make it 4-0 after only five minutes. The teams each scored on the power play as the Redmen took a 7-4 lead to the break after one period.

If the first period belonged the Redmen then they gave their guests the second as St Regis would go on to win that second period by a 5-0 score. Each of the five goals scored by the Indians was either power play or shorthanded in that frame. The Indians also decided that Thompson was not too hurt to play as he was sent in to finish the game. With Darris Kilgour suspended due to his role in the melee in Peterborough the other night, John Tavares, Derek Graham and assistant Chuck Brown were behind the bench calling the shots. Observers noted that the insertion of Thompson had a huge impact on the game. Ian McGough gave McLellan the hook at 16:11 of the second, as the score at that time was 8-7 in favour of St. Regis as they clawed their way back in to the game. The Indians took a 9-7 lead into the second break.

Troy Bonterre on a rare goal made it 10-7 for the visitors just five minutes in to the final period. The Redmen came back as Brad Reed got his second of the night a power play marker with the Redmen on a 5 on 3 moved them closer still. In dramatic fashion, Colin Baker scored to tie the game at 10-10 with just over seven minutes showing on the clock. Neither team wanted to commit an error as the third period wore on and neither team wanted to win, it seemed, as regulation ended in a 10-10 tie.

Teams took a break prior to the start of the full 10-minute overtime frame. Kevin Dostie scored just 24 seconds in to the overtime frame and appropriately Redmen captain and leader, Shawn Williams scored his fifth of the night with half the extra frame to be played as the final buzzer ended in an 11-11 tie and a point for each team. The Redmen now have a record of 2-6-1 compared to St Regis at 4-1-1.

Penalties on the night, 20 minutes for the Redmen and 25 for the Indians. Redmen had three power play goals while the Indians scored four on the power play and twice while shorthanded.

The Redmen now face a tough challenge this week as they host Brampton on Wednesday June 20, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. and Peterborough on Friday June 22, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. before wrapping up the week at Barrie on Sunday night for a 7:00 p.m. game against the Lakeshores.



Williams (5,4), Baker (2,1), Hoar (1,3), Reed (2), Toll (1,5), McLellan (0,2), Suddons (0,1), Griffiths (0,1)

St. Regis

Caines (3), Lazore (1,4), K. Dostie (3,2), J. Thompson (0,1), Sorci (0,1), G. Cree 91), Bonterre (1), B. Francis (1), R. Mitchell (1), F. Dostie (0,2)


Contact: Mark Stehlin 416.525.5624


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