Guelph Regals

Lone goal of third gives Regals win in playoff opener

ST. CATHARINES – Owen Orpana’s third-period goal lifted the Guelph Regals to a 7-6 victory over the St. Catharines Athletics in the opening game of their best-of-five Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League Western Conference quarter-final playoff series Friday night at the Bill Burgoyne arena.

The goal allowed the Regals to win a game that they had led by four goals at one point and then trailed by a goal at the end of the second period.


Guelph Regals 7 St. Catharines Athletics 6

Orpana’s goal, his third of the game, was the only goal of the third period.

He had also scored with 27 seconds to go in the second period to lift the Regals into a 6-6 deadlock. Guelph had led 4-1 at the end of the first period and scored the first goal of the middle frame before St. Catharines responded with five in a row to shoot ahead.

Dylan Goddard, Marcus Visentin, Joel Stevens and Jack MacAlpine also scored for the Regals while Marcus Keleher had three assists, Ethan Keleher and Dallon Evans had two apiece and goalkeeper Dante Mancini had one.

Christian Lefeuvre and Max Brook tallied twice apiece for St. Catharines while single goals were added by Ethan Fisher and Ian Kohut.

The Regals outshot the Athletics 50-48 and neither team connected for a power-play goal, Guelph on five power plays ad St. Catharines on six.

Mancini had 42 saves for the Regals while Connor Waller had 43 for the Athletics.

St. Catharines had finished fourth in the conference at 14-6-0 and the Regals were two points behind in fifth at 13-7-0.

Second game of the series is set for Monday at the Victoria Road arena beginning at 8 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

Lone goal of third gives Regals win in playoff opener

ST. CATHARINES – Owen Orpana’s third-period goal lifted the Guelph Regals to a 7-6 victory over the St. Catharines Athletics in the opening game of their best-of-five Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League Western Conference quarter-final playoff series Friday night at the Bill Burgoyne arena.

The goal allowed the Regals to win a game that they had led by four goals at one point and then trailed by a goal at the end of the second period.


Guelph Regals 7
St. Catharines Athletics 6

Orpana’s goal, his third of the game, was the only goal of the third period.

He had also scored with 27 seconds to go in the second period to lift the Regals into a 6-6 deadlock. Guelph had led 4-1 at the end of the first period and scored the first goal of the middle frame before St. Catharines responded with five in a row to shoot ahead.

Dylan Goddard, Marcus Visentin, Joel Stevens and Jack MacAlpine also scored for the Regals while Marcus Keleher had three assists, Ethan Keleher and Dallon Evans had two apiece and goalkeeper Dante Mancini had one.

Christian Lefeuvre and Max Brook tallied twice apiece for St. Catharines while single goals were added by Ethan Fisher and Ian Kohut.

The Regals outshot the Athletics 50-48 and neither team connected for a power-play goal, Guelph on five power plays ad St. Catharines on six.

Mancini had 42 saves for the Regals while Connor Waller had 43 for the Athletics.

St. Catharines had finished fourth in the conference at 14-6-0 and the Regals were two points behind in fifth at 13-7-0.

Second game of the series is set for Monday at the Victoria Road arena beginning at 8 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal