Guelph Regals

Regals facing elimination after another one-goal loss

ST. CATHARINES – The Guelph Regals find themselves in a familiar position, on the brink of elimination after they were edged 8-7 by the St. Catharines Athletics in Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League playoff action Tuesday at the Canada Games arena.

The win gives St. Catharines a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Western Conference quarter-final series. All three games have been decided by a single goal.


St. Catharines Athletics 8 Guelph Regals 7

The Regals have never won a playoff series in the top tier of the playoffs in their 30-year history. They’ve been ousted from the first round 16 consecutive times.

They did win the tier 2 championship in 1998 when the league held what was basically the consolation playoffs and they finished as silver medalists in the national Founders Cup championship tournament in 2008. They didn’t qualify for the league playoffs that season, but participated in the national tournament at the Sleeman Centre as hosts.

While the Regals scored Tuesday’s game’s opening goal, the host Athletics led 3-2 at the end of the first period and they extended the lead to 7-2 with just over six minutes to go in the middle frame. However, the Regals didn’t give up as they fought back to close the gap to 7-5 by the end of the period.

After St. Catharines scored the first goal of the third period, Guelph fought back with a pair of goals to make it another one-goal game.

Dallon Evans had two goals for the Regals while singletons were added by Dylan Goddard, Julian Sirugusa, Owen Orpana, Marcus Keleher and Joel Stevens. Ethan Keleher had three assists while Goddard, Orpana and Marcus Keleher each had two. Nick Nigro and Matthew Darroch picked up one apiece.

Jack Parker and Max Brook tallied twice each for St. Catharines while Christian Lefeuvre, Jaden Patterson, Ethan Fisher and Owen Farris scored once each.

The Athletics outshot the Regals 57-51 and went 1-for-5 on their power play while the Regals went 2-for-6.

Dante Mancini had 49 saves in the Guelph net while Mike Napoli had 44 saves for St. Catharines.

Fourth game of the series is scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Victoria Road arena.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

Regals facing elimination after another one-goal loss

ST. CATHARINES – The Guelph Regals find themselves in a familiar position, on the brink of elimination after they were edged 8-7 by the St. Catharines Athletics in Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League playoff action Tuesday at the Canada Games arena.

The win gives St. Catharines a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Western Conference quarter-final series. All three games have been decided by a single goal.


St. Catharines Athletics 8
Guelph Regals 7

The Regals have never won a playoff series in the top tier of the playoffs in their 30-year history. They’ve been ousted from the first round 16 consecutive times.

They did win the tier 2 championship in 1998 when the league held what was basically the consolation playoffs and they finished as silver medalists in the national Founders Cup championship tournament in 2008. They didn’t qualify for the league playoffs that season, but participated in the national tournament at the Sleeman Centre as hosts.

While the Regals scored Tuesday’s game’s opening goal, the host Athletics led 3-2 at the end of the first period and they extended the lead to 7-2 with just over six minutes to go in the middle frame. However, the Regals didn’t give up as they fought back to close the gap to 7-5 by the end of the period.

After St. Catharines scored the first goal of the third period, Guelph fought back with a pair of goals to make it another one-goal game.

Dallon Evans had two goals for the Regals while singletons were added by Dylan Goddard, Julian Sirugusa, Owen Orpana, Marcus Keleher and Joel Stevens. Ethan Keleher had three assists while Goddard, Orpana and Marcus Keleher each had two. Nick Nigro and Matthew Darroch picked up one apiece.

Jack Parker and Max Brook tallied twice each for St. Catharines while Christian Lefeuvre, Jaden Patterson, Ethan Fisher and Owen Farris scored once each.

The Athletics outshot the Regals 57-51 and went 1-for-5 on their power play while the Regals went 2-for-6.

Dante Mancini had 49 saves in the Guelph net while Mike Napoli had 44 saves for St. Catharines.

Fourth game of the series is scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Victoria Road arena.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal