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The Owen Sound North Stars Junior B club fell to the Elora Mohawks 12-4 Thursday night in Owen Sound.

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The Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League Exhibition Competition is the last game scheduled to be played inside the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Center, as the city will now prepare the arena for ice making and ice hockey. hockey season.

The North Stars will continue their truncated exhibition season on the road and at other centers in the region, including a tournament scheduled for September in Cape Croker.

On Thursday night, the North Stars opened the scoring just over 30 seconds into the game with Brayden Krueger’s transition goal. It’s been a busy week for Krueger, who duplicated the Orangeville Northmen in the Ontario Junior Lacrosse League (OJLL).

Elora’s Nick Aitchison equalized the game moments later before Brandon Stewart put the home side back in the lead. Kyle Detweiler tied the game again later in the first period with the Mohawks’ second game total.

Elora dominated the second half of the first period and scored six unanswered goals in the second period while chasing N’Stars goalkeeper Adam Brennan from the crease.

Owen Sound head coach Jamie Grimoldby said the mid-game interval should be a teaching moment for the young players in the North Stars roster.

“Every game counts. If the offensive guys don’t run away the defensive guys get tired and then in the second period they’re sacked, ”said Grimoldby. “It was a lot of quick breaks, and it’s just guys getting tired over there.”

Dean Sealy gave the Mohawks their first lead of the game 24 seconds into the second period. Brock Redwood, Jake Ristov, Mark MacIntosh, Cam Angst and Aitchison all scored middle frame markers for Elora.

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Owen Sound scored some impressive goals in the final quarter as Kaleb Martin entered the game in goal.

Rookie Carter Moran beat Braydon McDougall with a power play goal early in the third period for Owen Sound. Moments later, Tyson Downs scored a man advantage on a beautiful passing game set up by Dominic Millman and Tyson Morrison.

The Mohawks kept coming and goals from Angst, Redwood, Jonah White and Kaiden Patterson sealed the victory.

With the quick exposure schedule almost halfway over, Grimoldby said he looks for progress from the young N’Stars players as he plans for next season.

“I look at their level of effort. Everyone makes mistakes, senior, major and pro players make mistakes, it’s how they react and how they learn and improve and don’t make the same mistake again, ”said Grimoldby. “Some of these kids learn the game right after being a dwarf. When you get the ball back you have to move it quickly or get undressed, get checked out, frankly, sometimes, be embarrassed. They have to learn that it is a faster game.

Thursday night’s game was the North Stars’ seventh exhibition competition in a week. Grimoldby said coaches and players have no fear of the active schedule after being forced to sit on the sidelines for the past two seasons amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s better than sitting on the couch watching reruns of Seinfeld,” he said.

Hayden Coulter of Owen Sound is preparing for Canada East at the World Junior Lacrosse Championships in Winnipeg.

The tournament kicked off Thursday and will run throughout the weekend inside the Canada Life Center. This is a three-game series between Canada East and Canada West decided by total goals.

The tournament has been reduced by eight teams due to the ongoing COVID-19.

The tournament is broadcast on TSN and is available to stream through the TSN app.

Coulter, a six-foot-four forward with the North Stars Junior B team, scored 21 goals and added 21 assists in 19 games during the 2019 campaign.

Tyson Downs (No.10) tries to free himself as teammate Tyson Morrison provides help with a screen as the Owen Sound North Stars Junior B team faced off against the Elora Mohawks at the inside Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Center Thursday night at Lacrosse League B Ontario Junior Action exhibit. Greg Cowan / The Sun Times


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