Warriors sweep to Eastern Final

Posted: July 17, 2018 by dannylaf in Main

The Whitby Jr C Warriors, up 1-0 in the East Semis, was off in Ottawa this weekend, looking to close out the series. Back to back games against Gloucester would prove to be tough, but the Warriors were able to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals in a 3-0 sweep.

In game 2 of the series, the Warriors came out strong, going up 3-0. Both teams played a tough 2nd period, but Whitby would hold on to win the game 12-5. Devin Gilligan has continued to put up big numbers in the playoffs, and finished this game with 7 points (2g, 5a). Chris McLaughlin put up his first hat trick as a Warrior to go along with a helper, and Matt Andersson grabbed 3 goals as well. Matt Cornish grabbed 5 assists in the win, and Zack Hubbard played a great game in net while also getting an assist. The full box score can be found here.

In game 3, the Warriors have a monster second period, and would grab the win 12-2. Gilligan put up a hattrick and 2 assists in the win, and Andersson would get 6 points (2g, 4a) for a game high. Connor Platt would get 4 points (1g, 3a), and defenceman Owen Agnew would bury a breakaway goal in the 3rd to seal the deal. Adam Allman was a brick wall in the win. The full box score can be found here.

Stay tuned to our Twitter or our Full Schedule page for the Eastern Conference Finals games.

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Whitby take round 1, start round 2 with W

Posted: July 12, 2018 by dannylaf in Main

The Whitby Warriors have started their trek toward the Meredith Cup, and have guaranteed home floor advantage for the entirety of the playoffs.

In the first round, the Warriors faced the Huntsville Hawks in a best of 3 series. In game 1, the Warriors quickly got out to a 7-1 lead, and would coast to a strong 16-6 victory. Matt Cornish (4g, 2a) and Devin Gilligan (2g, 4a) each had 6 points in the win, and Kyle Curtis had a game high 7 points (1g, 6a). Matt Andersson was able to grab 4 goals and an assist, and newly acquired Chris McLaughlin had 3 assists in his Warrior debut. Adam Allman continued his strong net presence in the win. The full box score can be found here.

Game 2 was much like the first, as Whitby held a 11-1 lead after 40 minutes, and coasted to a 12-4 win to take the series 2-0 and move on to the next round. Cornish snagged another 4 goals to go along with his 1 assist in the game. Connor Platt put up a hat trick in his 5 point night. Andersson (2g, 3a) also snagged 5 points, and Zack Hubbard grabbed 1 assist and was a monster between the pipes. The full boxscore can be found here.

In the Eastern Semifinals, the Warriors would meet the Gloucester Griffins in a best of 5 series. The Warriors got an early 4-0 lead after the first period, and continued to win the game 12-6. With only 14 players dressed, due to injuries, the Warriors played tough and battled hard to stay grounded. Allman played a major factor in keeping the Griffins at bay and helping the Warriors secure the win. Devin Gilligan had another monster night, grabbing 6 points (1g, 5a). Andersson put up another 2 goal, 3 assist night, and Platt added a hat trick and an assist in the win. Cornish added 2 goals and 2 assists as well. Jackson Moroz, who grabbed his first career goal, played big defensively for the Warriors, and Owen Agnew (1g) and Tristen Dempers (1a) each played a big role in the victory. The full box score can be found here.

Whitby is in Gloucester this coming weekend, playing Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th, where they hope to sweep the series. Game 4 and 5, if necessary, will be back at McKinney the following weekend.

Game 2 @ Gloucester – 7pm, Frank Barrett East

Game 3 @ Gloucester – 2pm, Brian Kilrea

 

Warriors clinch first in final weekend

Posted: June 28, 2018 by dannylaf in Main

The Whitby Warriors finished off their regular season this weekend with a home and home against the Clarington Shamrox and one in Huntsville against the Hawks. With Peterborough sitting right behind them, the Warriors had to take all 3 games to have the outright hold on first.

On Wednesday, the Warriors were in Clarington to battle the Shamrox. The Warriors put up a strong lead early in the game, and then coasted to a 10-3 victory. Connor Platt had a 4 point night (3g, 1a) and is making a strong case for rookie of the year. Matt Andersson also had 4 points with 2 goals and 2 assists. Chris McDonald put up a goal out of the back end, and Goalie Zack Hubbard was able to grab 2 assists. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors then moved on to Huntsville on Saturday. The game was tough with 140 minutes in penalties being handed out, including two separate fights. However, the Warriors were able to battle through and take the win 13-8. Devin Gilligan really came to play, posting 9 points (5g, 4a) in the bout, including 4 goals in the first period alone. Kyle Curtis had a hatrick to go along with his two assists. Andersson again posted a 2g, 2a game, and Matt Cornish and Steve Cote each had 3 assists. Adam Allman was solid in net. The full boxscore can be found here.

In the final game of the season, the Warriors hosted the Shamrox in the Lacrosse in Motion’s Lacrosse Weekend in Durham, and had all of the Whitby Minor Houseleague champions out as guests. The Warriors again went up early, and then coasted to a 12-6 win. Platt put up a first period hatrick and finished with 6 points (5g, 1a). Kyle Staal had 5 points (2g, 3a) and Curtis posted a goal and 3 assists. Zack Hubbard was strong between the pipes for the Warriors. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors have finished the season with the best goals against average of 6.0. Allman (5.5 GAA) and Hubbard (6.5 GAA) finished third and fifth in the goalie rankings respectively.

The Warriors playoff schedule will begin Wednesday, July 4 at McKinney, 8pm start (Opponent TBD).

 

Warriors come out on top in Barrie double header

Posted: June 19, 2018 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors travelled to Barrie twice this weekend in what proved to be two gut-check games. Missing players to injury, work, and other lacrosse commitments, the Warriors were able to grab all 4 points against a resilient Barrie Bombers team. Both games were chippy and hard-fought, with a total of 197 minutes in penalties over the two games.

On Friday night, the Warriors were down early, before storming back in the second, and holding off a late push by the Bombers to win 10-9. Connor Platt posted 5 points (2g, 3a) in the win, and provided some much needed toughness, cutting through the middle of the defence. Matt Cornish continues to find the back of the net this year, posting a hattrick in the game, two of which were on the powerplay. Kyle Staal (2g, 1a) and Kyle Curtis (1g, 2a) provided some much needed leadership on the offensive side of the floor. Tristan Dempers was key in the transition game, picking up 2 assists along with his solid defence, and Zack Hubbard saved the game for the Warriors with 4 straight saves to end regulation. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors then played on Father’s day against the Bombers, and again had a monster 2nd period. Whitby would get 6 powerplay goals on their way to a 12-3 victory. Matt Andersson was back in the lineup after missing the last 3 games, and posted 4 points (1g, 3a). Staal snagged a hattrick in the win, and Curtis posted a game high 5 points (1g, 4a). Adam Allman was big in the win, and is averaging a ridiculous 5 GAA this season, currently placing him 3rd in the league. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors are back in the action this Wednesday and Saturday, and cap off the regular season on Sunday.

Wednesday, June 20 @ Clarington, 8pm, Rickard

Saturday, June 23 @ Huntsville, 8pm, Jack Bionda

Sunday, June 24 vs. Clarington, 5pm, Iroquois Park

Warriors take over first; 6 points

Posted: June 14, 2018 by dannylaf in Main

A busy week for the warriors had them playing 3 games in 4 days, specifically the battle for first against the Peterborough Lakers.

The battle with the Lakers was tough and hard fought, but eventually the warriors took the game by a final score of 8-6. Some new faces were the leaders for Whitby on the scoresheet, as David Cormack and Kyle Curtis each had 2 goals and 2 assists each. The rest of the scoring was spread out, with no other player getting more than 2 points. This win was truly a team victory, especially with two midget players in the line-up, Mike Andersson and Andrew Dafoe, who both had a goal. Adam Allman has been an absolute animal between the pipes this season, posting a ludicrous 5.5 goals against average thus far. The full boxscore can be found here.

Two days later, the warriors took on a strong Barrie team at home. The game was a defensive battle, but Whitby was able to come out on top by a final score of 7-4. Cormack (2g, 1a), Connor Platt (1g, 2a), and Scott Reed (1g, 2a) each posted a 3 point night in the win. Tristan Dempers also collected a goal and an assist out of the defensive side of the floor. The defence stood tall in this game, locking up the Bomber offence and pushing the ball hard in transition. Ben MacDonnell and Adam Heinrichs shut off the top of Barrie’s assault, and Jackson Moroz and Owen Agnew were solid on the crease. Agnew also posted a ridiculous 90% win percentage on the draws. The full boxscore can be found here.

In the last game of the week, Whitby hosted the Gloucester Griffins. The Warriors were able to snag a 12-2 victory on the back of Steve Cote (4g, 2a) and Devin Gilligan (1g, 6a). Adam Allman was solid in net, posting a shutout in the last two periods. 5th-year player DJ Wood grabbed the first goal of his career in the win. The story of the night, however, has to go to the back-up goalies, Hubbard and Alex Morger of Gloucester, who went in net during the intermissions to help out the paperweight group from Whitby Minor Lacrosse. Both goalies supported in growing the game, and helped those young players put on a great show. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors are back in action this weekend, both games in Barrie at the Holly Rec Centre.

Friday, June 15 @ Barrie, 8pm

Sunday, June 17 @ Barrie, 2pm

Warriors keep pace in the east

Posted: June 14, 2018 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors had a big week against Huntsville and Clarington to stay in the running for first place in the East.

On Friday night, Huntsville visited Whitby for the second time this year, and Whitby took control of the game early. Parker Pipher (5g, 4a), Connor Platt (3g, 5a), and Matt Andersson (3g, 3a), again, were huge components to the warriors success. The team’s defence, lead by veterans Chris McDonald and DJ Wood, were effective in slowing down the Hawks early, and Adam Allman was a brick wall all game. The Warriors were able to take the victory in a convincing fashion by a score of 18-6. The full boxscore can be found here.

On Saturday night, the warriors travelled down the 401 to Clarington for the second of three battles against their Durham counterpart. Unlike the previous bout, this game was tight and came down to the last few possessions. Again, Whitby got out to a fast start claiming a 7-2 lead after 1, but Clarington didn’t back down. The Warriors still grabbed the victory in a tough 11-9 win. As has been all season, Pipher and Andersson were crucial in the victory, coming away with 8 points (3g, 5a) and 5 points (3g, 2a) respectively. Zack Hubbard made some monster saves for the warriors to hold on to the W. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors next games are as follows:

Wednesday, June 6 @ Peterborough – 8pm, Evinrude

Friday, June 8 vs. Barrie – 8pm, McKinney

Sunday, June 10 vs. Gloucester – 2pm, McKinney

 

Warriors rise up the ranks

Posted: June 1, 2018 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors were back in action this past weekend against Huntsville and Cornwall, and were able to come away with 4 points.

On Friday, Huntsville visited the Warriors in a battle of the top of the East division. After a 5-3 lead after the first period, Whitby was able to come away with an 18-8 win. As has consistently been the case this year, Parker Pipher was too much to handle, and was able to grab an astounding 10 points (4G, 6A). Kyle Curtis was able to grab 7 (4G, 3A) points in the win, and Matt Andersson and Connor Platt had 3 goals and 5 assists each. Adam Allman was great all game and made some crucial early game saves to keep the Warriors on top. For a full boxscore, click here.

On Saturday, the Warriors travelled to Cornwall with a short bench to battle the Celtics. It took the Warriors 20 minutes to shake out their bus legs, as they dropped the first period 4-0. However, the Warriors were able to battle back and take the W in a 9-8 victory. Zack Hubbard played with ice in his veins as he helped the Warriors fend of the Celtics in a late game push. Andersson was heroic, and carried the team with 5 goals and an assist. Owen Agnew cleaned up the draws with a 85% win percentage, helping the Warriors with their comeback effort. The full boxscore is here.

The Warriors are back in action this weekend:

Friday June 1 vs. Huntsville, 8pm, McKinney

Saturday June 2 @ Clarington, 8pm, Rickard