Regals fall behind early in loss to Orangeville

ORANGEVILLE – The Guelph Regals surrendered the first eight goals of the game as they suffered a 15-6 loss to the Orangeville Northmen in Ontario junior B lacrosse league play Tuesday at the Alder Street Recreation Centre.

The host Northmen led 7-0 at the end of the first period and 13-1 after the second period.

However, the Regals rediscovered the scoring touch that had abandoned them in the last couple of games as they scored five times in a stretch of four minutes and 21 seconds after the midway point of the third period. Four of the goals were power-play markers. They had scored a single goal in the previous six a half periods.

Jayden Bushey had a pair of goals for the Regals while Shane Halliwell, Callyn Martin, Cohen Campbell and Reed Kurtz fired in a goal apiece. Halliwell had three assists and Jean-Luc Vereecke and Kurtz had two each and Jack Burke and Bushey had one each.

Grayson Houghton led Orangeville with thee goals and seven assists while Tanner Buck had three goals and five assists, Mitchell Bernier and Liam Smith each had two goals and four assists, Liam McGrath had two goals and two assists, Jeremy Searle had two goals and one assist and Quinten Schneider had a goal and an assist. Cameron Spencer and Daniel Tanner each had one assist.

Orangeville outshot the Regals 48-44 and both teams scored four power-play goals, the Regals on 16 power plays and Orangeville on 11.

Cole Martin was tagged with the loss in net for the Regals. He yielded 11 goals on 23 shots before being relieved by Chris Wood a little short of the game’s midway point. Wood gave up four goals on 25 shots.

Tanner had the win for Orangeville as he had 37 saves on 41 shots before being replaced by Hunter Hartley with 5:07 to go in the game. Hartley gave up two goals.

The Regals were assessed 47 minutes in penalties in the match while the Northmen were called for 79 minutes.

The loss drops the Regals to 3-7-0 while the win moves the Northmen to 5-2-0.

The game was the first of three road games this week for the Regals. They’re to play the Owen Sound North Stars (3-6-0) Thursday night and St. Catharines Spartans (0-6-0) Friday night.


Northmen 15 Regals 6
First Period
1. Orangeville, Buck (Houghton, Smith) 0:43 pp
2. Orangeville, Buck (Houghton, McGrath) 6:42
3. Orangeville, Bernier (Houghton) 7:41
4. Orangeville, Bernier (Smith, Buck) 9:21
5. Orangeville, Houghton (Buck, Bernier) 11:59 pp
6. Orangeville, McGrath (unassisted) 19:10 sh
7. Orangeville, Buck (Searle, Houghton) 19:59
Penalties: Lang Gue (illegal cross checking), 0:27; Spencer Orange (high sticking double minor), 2:30; Carter Gue (high sticking), 5:01; Hunt Orange (holding), 5:25; Ca.Martin Gue (illegal cross checking), 6:42; Hitchcock Gue (delay of game), 11:37; MacLean Orange (high sticking), 17:19.
Second Period
8. Orangeville, Houghton (Bernier, Schneider) 2:07
9. Guelph, Halliwell (Burke, Vereecke) 2:36
10. Orangeville, Searle (Houghton, Bernier) 6:37
11. Orangeville, Smith (McGrath, Spencer) 7:35
12. Orangeville, Schneider (Houghton, Buck) 8:22
13. Orangeville, Searle (Smith, Bernier) 10:33
14. Orangeville, McGrath (Tanner) 15:14 sh
Penalties: Sant Orange (high sticking, facemask), Hoogaars Gue (facemask), 2:19; MacLean Orange (illegal cross checking), Holwell Gue (illegal cross checking, unsportsmanlike conduct, abuse of officials misconduct, abuse of officials game misconduct), 6:38; Dithurbide Orange (high sticking), 10:54; McGrath Orange (slashing), 13:00; Armstrong Orange (unsportsmanlike conduct, abuse of officials misconduct, abuse of officials game misconduct), 13:40; Burke Gue (slashing), 18:14.
Third Period
15. Orangeville, Smith (Houghton, Buck) 7:03 pp
16. Guelph, Ca.Martin (unassisted) 12:33 pp
17. Guelph, Campbell (Kurtz) 13:56 pp
18. Guelph, Bushey (Halliwell, Vereecke) 14:53 pp
19. Guelph, Bushey (Halliwell, Kurtz) 15:13 pp
20. Guelph, Kurtz (Bushey, Halliwell) 16:54
21. Orangeville, Houghton (Buck, Smith) 18:17 pp
Penalties: Sant Orange (high sticking), 0:57; Lang Gue (high sticking), 5:15; Burke Gue (illegal cross checking), 6:41; MacLean Orange (illegal cross checking), Spencer Orange (unsportsmanlike conduct), Tanner Orange (unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:39; Bench Orange (unsportsmanlike conduct), 10:08; Baird Orange (illegal cross checking), Giles Orange (unsportsmanlike conduct, abuse of officials misconduct, abuse of officials game misconduct), 10:45; Tanner Orange (spearing major), 11:51; Vereecke Gue (roughing), 17:31; Burke Gue (high sticking major), 18:00.
Shots on Goal
Guelph            16-10-18–44
Orangeville     16-18-14–48
Goalies: Co.Martin (L, 28:22, 23 shots-12 saves), Wood (31:38, 25 shots-21 saves), Guelph; Tanner (W, 54:53, 41 shots-37 saves), Hartley (5:07, 3 shots-1 save), Orangeville.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 4-16; Orangeville 4-11.
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