Canadian Lacrosse Notebook: Axemen Red Hot

Ontario Jr. A

Four games took place on Friday with Six Nations, Whitby, Orangeville and St. Catharines taking victories. Jordan Durston (who is also playing with Welland Jr. B) picked up seven assists to lead the Arrows past the Excelsiors. Ian Martin also added seven along with Austin Staats, but it was NLL prospect Josh Johnson who picked up nine points. Zach Herreweyers scored a hat trick in his Brampton debut.

In the 14-9 win for the Northmen over the Burlington Chiefs, Connor Brown scored six times to lead them. Eric Wales scored four times in the loss. Reilly O’Connor, a sure-fire NLL first rounder, picked up seven points in the Whitby win over the Missisauaga Tomahawks. Austin Shanks also picked up six. Travis Arch scored four times in the loss.

Lastly, the Athletics topped the Peterborough Jr. Lakers 11-9. Kyle Potter, Eric Fannell, and Latrell Harris had four points each while Turner Evans scored six points for the Lakers in the loss.

Today one game is on tap with the Tomahawks taking on the Northmen.

Ontario Jr. B

Friday was a huge day in the Jr. B circuit with six games, where winners emerged from Windsor, Elora, Clarington, Oakville, Newmarket and Six Nations. In the Winsor Clippers win over the Wallaceburg Devils, Brendan Anger put up five points while both Andrew Garant and Logan Holmes grabbed four each. Cory Lucier led the game in points with six and their goaltender Jacobs Noble made 39 saves in the loss.

Ryan Willock led the Elora Mohawks with six points, three goals and three assists. Joining him was Sandy Heseltine and Shawn Lantz. Jay Milne of the Guelph Regals picked up four points. Their goaltender Spencer Tanguay made 52 saves on 67 shots from the Mohawks.

Zach Bryant scored four goals and seven points to lead the Green Gaels over the Mimico Mountaineers. Joe French led them with five points. Meanwhile, the Oakville Buzz crushed the Halton Hills Bulldogs 11-3 led by five points each from Foster Cuomo and Andrew Kew. Jamie Batten put up three points for the Bulldogs in the loss.

The Newmarket Saints defeated the Orilla Kings 10-6 behind five point efforts from Colin Mawdsley and Alex Wright. Josh Allan, Trent Boyd and Tristian Rogers had three each for the Kings. The biggest blowout of the day came when the Six Nations Rebels defeated the Hamilton Bengals 9-1. Tyler Longboat led the game with five points and the only goal from Hamilton came from Jordan Goddard.

Meanwhile, yesterday six more games took place with Brampton defeating Owen Sound, Niagara topping Point Edward, Wallaceburg beating Welland, Windsor defeating St. Catharines, Halton Hills topping Mimico and Kahnawake taking it from Glouecester.

Some big performances from yesterday include eight assists from Aaron Forster of the Griffins, six assists from Aaron Wright with the Niagra Thunderhawks, 52 saves from Brayden Bell of the Point Edward Pacers, while both Jordan Durston and Mike Myers picked up eight points each with the Welland Generals. Mountaineers goaltender Bobby Glen made 51 saves as well.

Jacob Bomberry of the Rebels leads the league with 48 points and behind him is Aaron Forster of the Gloucster Griffins with 43.

Quebec League

The Ottawa Axemen defeated the Vermont Voyageurs last night 12-11. Tim Bergin, the offensive player of the year last season, put up six points. Leading the Voyageurs were Brandon Dube with six points and Ethan Farrell with four.

Ottawa and Vermont were tied at four going into the second and the game was tight throughout but Ottawa was able to hang on in the third period to win.  Mike Dube also had six points for Ottawa and they gathered five points each from Jordan Joncas and Doug Utting.

Captain Trevor Wagar added four points for the Voyageurs in their loss.

Meanwhile, the day before we saw the Kahnawake Mohawks defeat the Sherbrooke Extreme 13-5. Sherbrooke is now 0-3 to start their first season. Mark Kirby scored five points and Two-Axe Karahkwanoron scored four goals. Mike Thompson made 19 saves.

For the Extreme, Dave Lapointe had three points and Mathieu Lavoie had two, the only multi-point scorers for Sherbrooke. Pascal Nolet made 35 saves.