Orangeville Northmen Jr. B

The Orangeville Northmen are Junior "B" box lacrosse team from Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. The Northmen play in the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League.

Orangeville Northmen
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SportBox lacrosse
Founded2001
LeagueOLA Junior B Lacrosse League
Based inOrangeville, Ontario
ArenaAlder Street Recreation Centre
ColoursSilver, Black, and White
Head coachBrendan Sanderson
General managerRyan Dowdall

HistoryEdit

 
Orangeville Northmen goalie 2014.
 
Orangeville Northmen player on the road in 2014.
 
Orangeville Northmen player 2014.
 
Orangeville Northmen goalie on the road in 2014.

The Junior "B" Northmen were formed in 2001; they are the farm team for the Junior "A" Orangeville Northmen.

2001 - 2015: Since their first season, the Northmen have done quite well, failing to reach the playoffs only once. In the 2006 Playoffs they made the finals. Both the Northmen and their finals opponent, the Oakville Buzz, were founded in 2001. To make the finals, Orangeville beat the Wallaceburg Red Devils 3 games to 0, the St. Catharines Spartans 3 games to 1, and the Niagara Thunderhawks 3 games to 2. The Buzz dispatched the Northmen 3 games to 1 and ended up defeating the Windsor AKO Fratmen in the one-game final for the Founders Cup, 10-4 to win the National Junior "B" title.

2016: The Jr. B Northmen win the J. A. MacDonald Trophy, beating the Clarington Green Gaels 3 games to 0 in the Finals. The Northmen topped Owen Sound, Six Nations and Windsor respectively in the first 3 rounds of the playoffs. Orangeville played host to the 2016 Founders' Cup; both Orangeville and Clarington represented Ontario in the tournament which ran from August 16th 2016 through August 21st 2016. Orangeville would go on to win the Founders' Cup, defeating Clarington 11-6 in the Championship Game. This is Orangeville's first Founders' Cup since the team's return to Jr. B back in 2001.

2017: Back to back League Championships for the Jr. B Northmen, beating the Clarington Green Gaels 3 games to 2 in what could be considered an 'epic series' in Jr. B Finals history. The first three games of the series went to Overtime, seeing the home team win each overtime contest on their home floor. However, in games four and five the Northmen would find their scoring touch, notching 13 goals in each game and outscoring the Gaels 26-13 (in total) en route to their second straight Championship. The Northmen went on to defend their Founders' Cup Championship, winning Gold in Saskatoon, SK.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T PTS GF GA Placing Playoffs
2001 20 5 14 1 11 129 198 8th OLA-B West Lost 1st Round
2002 22 16 5 1 33 192 139 4th OLA-B West Lost 1st Round
2003 20 13 6 1 27 171 126 5th OLA-B West Lost 1st Round
2004 20 10 9 1 21 161 151 6th OLA-B West Lost Quarter-final
2005 20 15 4 1 31 170 115 2nd OLA-B West Lost Semi-final
2006 20 16 4 0 32 175 101 1st OLA-B West Lost Final
2007 20 15 5 0 30 160 110 2nd OLA-B West Lost 1st Round
2008 20 13 6 1 27 162 137 4th OLA-B West Lost Conference Semi-Final
2009 20 9 10 1 19 144 129 9th OLA-B West DNQ
2010 20 12 7 1 25 159 119 5th OLA-B West Lost Conference Semi-Final
2011 20 15 5 0 30 236 172 4th OLA-B West Lost Conference Semi-Final
2012 20 13 7 0 26 260 173 3rd OLA-B West Lost Conference Semi-Final
2013 20 16 4 0 32 274 179 2nd OLA-B West Lost Conference Final
2014 20 17 3 0 34 220 122 2nd OLA-B West Lost Conference Final
2015 20 16 3 1 33 194 121 3rd OLA-B West Lost Semi-Final
2016 20 18 2 0 36 199 79 1st OLA-B West Won League; Won Founders' Cup
2017 20 17 3 0 34 204 106 2nd OLA-B West Won League; Won Founders' Cup

Founders CupEdit

CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Year Round Robin Record
W-L-T
Standing Semifinal Gold Medal Game
2016
HOST
W, Coquitlam Adanacs 11-4
W, Manitoba Blizzard 9-3
W, Seneca WarChiefs 8-7
W, Saskatchewan SWAT 16-2
4-0-0 1st of 4
Pool B
W, Calgary Chill 9-2 W, Clarington Green Gaels 11-6
CHAMPIONS
2017
Saskatoon, SK
W, Red Deer Rampage 12-6
W, Manitoba Blizzard 12-8
W, Seneca WarChiefs 9-1
W, Saskatchewan SWAT 13-3
W, Coquitlam Adanacs 13-7
5-0-0 1st of 6 W, Red Deer Rampage 18-7
CHAMPIONS

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