Regals left behind early by Owen Sound
GUELPH – The Guelph Regals fell too far behind to recover as they eventually dropped a 10-8 decision to the Owen Sound North Stars in Ontario junior B lacrosse league play Friday night at the Victoria Road arena.
Three consecutive goals in the second period pushed Owen Sound to a 7-2 lead. The North Stars had led 4-2 at the end of the first period and the Regals added a goal late in the middle frame.
The teams traded goals in the third period until the Regals scored twice in the final two minutes to narrow the gap.
Aiden Marroni, Liam Holwell and Marcus Keleher scored twice apiece for the Regals while Grant Patterson and Matthew Vilas added single goals. Holwell, Keleher and Vilas each had three assists while Ethan Harkins had two and Marroni, Carter TenEycke, Patterson and Michael Blaymires each had one.
Dominic Millman struck for a hat trick for Owen Sound while Raiden Medwedyke assisted on two of the goals and Andrew Lavergne, Brandon Stewart, Brody Caskenette, Josh Hamill and Noah Rouse each netted single goals. Mike Fiegehen assisted on four of the goals while Caskenette had three assists, Hayden Coulter had two and Brayden Krueger and Medwedyke had one each.
Owen Sound outshot the Regals 44-42 and both teams went 3-for-5 on their power plays.
Kaleb Martin turned aside 34 shots for Owen Sound while Brady Wilson also made 34 saves for the Regals.
The game was the first for the Regals since the team’s leading scorer Shane Halliwell transferred to the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves to play in the junior A league. He had 16 goals and 17 assists in nine games with the Regals.
The Regals finish the first half of their regular season at 3-6-1. They’re fourth in the Mid West Division and tied for seventh in the Western Conference standings.
The Regals are to host the undefeated Six Nations Rebels (10-0-0) Sunday at the Victoria Road arena. Game time is 3 p.m.
North Stars 10 Regals 8
Owen Sound 4-3-3–10
1. Owen Sound, Noah Rouse (unassisted) 5:24
2. Owen Sound, Raiden Medwedyke (unassisted) 6:36
3. Guelph, Matthew Vilas (Grant Patterson) 14:08
4. Owen Sound, Josh Hamill (Mike Fiegehen, Hayden Coulter) 14:35
5. Owen Sound, Brandon Stewart (Brody Caskenette) 17:30
6. Guelph, Liam Holwell (Marcus Keleher, Matthew Vilas) 19:51 pp
Penalty: Mike Fiegehen OSnd (illegal cross checking), 18:02.
7. Owen Sound, Raiden Medwedyke (Mike Fiegehen) 7:16
8. Owen Sound, Brody Caskenette (Mike Fiegehen) 13:02 pp
9. Owen Sound, Dominic Millman (Brody Caskenette, Hayden Coulter) 14:23 pp
10. Guelph, Marcus Keleher (Liam Holwell, Aiden Marroni) 18:56 pp
Penalties: Hayden Coulter OSnd (roughing), 3:31; Gavin Lang Gue (high sticking), 8:29; Kaz Nizielski Gue (delay of game), 11:47; Josh Fairey Gue (slashing), 13:02; Noah Rouse OSnd (checking from behind double minor), 17:18; Kaz Nizielski Gue (holding), 19:04.
11. Guelph, Grant Patterson (Michael Blaymires, Ethan Harkins) 3:33
12. Owen Sound, Dominic Millman (Brody Caskenette, Mike Fiegehen) 6:56 pp
13. Guelph, Marcus Keleher (Liam Holwell, Matthew Vilas) 9:02 pp
14. Owen Sound, Dominic Millman (Raiden Medwedyke) 9:45
15. Guelph, Aiden Marroni (Liam Holwell, Ethan Harkins) 10:38
16. Owen Sound, Andrew Lavergne (Brayden Krueger) 14:38
17. Guelph, Aiden Marroni (Carter TenEycke, Marcus Keleher) 18:20
18. Guelph, Liam Holwell (Marcus Keleher, Matthew Vilas) 19:29
Penalties: Jack Burke Gue (roughing), 6:31; Andrew Lavergne OSnd (slashing), 7:58.
Shots on Goal
Owen Sound 4-3-3–44
Goalies: Kaleb Martin (W, 42 shots-34 saves), Owen Sound; Brady Wilson (L, 44 shots-34 saves), Guelph.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Owen Sound 3-5; Guelph 3-5.
- Guelph Sports Journal