Warriors fall to Knights

Posted: July 15, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

In Eastern semfinals action, the Warriors had to travel to Nepean to take on the Knights. Despite some injuries and battered bodies, the Warriors put up a good fight. However, the Warriors would fall to the Knights in three straight. The entire team put up a valiant effort, and refused to give up down to the last buzzer.

After a great summer, all of the players deserve praise and credit for their first season of the pandemic break. However, the Warriors would like to highlight the 4 graduating players this year.

Adam Smellie played a large part of the team’s success this year. During his junior career, he had been asked to play a number of different roles, and spent his time jumping between offence, defence and transition. Adam should heart and passion on every possession, and was integral to every part of the Warriors success this year.

Matt Cornish has been an offensive leader for the Warriors his entire 3 years with the Warriors. Ending his career with the Warriors 4th highest point total, Matt played his career as a savvy and zealous player. He battled through a number of injuries, but refused to quit in every game.

Jackson Moroz has been a defensive staple for the Warriors. The on-floor leader always had the game under control. In each game he played, he proved to be the heart of the back end, and helped ensure his teammates found success. He was always focused on team success.

Smellie, Cornish and Moroz were all a part of the undefeated 2019 team.

Lastly, Connor Curtis was an important part of the leadership group this year. This was his first and final year of junior lacrosse. He battled his entire career, and this year was no different. Held out most of the year due to injury, and played the entire playoffs in the same situation, Connor was determined to make an impact. His leadership in the locker room was unmatched. He continued to push his teammates to strive for success, and it was evident that the young core resonated with his dedication.

All four graduating players are an integral part to the Warriors success. They have helped build the culture, and the Warriors are proud to have had them all part of family.

Stay tuned for next year’s schedule!

Warriors battle with Celtics

Posted: July 15, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

In the first round of the Meredith Cup playoffs, the Warriors battled with the Cornwall Celtics in a best of 5 series.

The series would prove to be a test of endurance as games 1 through 4 would all occur in 48 hours – two in Whitby on Saturday, and two in Cornwall on Sunday.

After a tough series, game 5 was needed. True to the competitiveness nature of the series, game 5 needed overtime. The Warriors were able to come out on top and finish off the series 3-2.

Both Craig Johannson and Ethan Corby were tough between the pipes, and played a key factor in the Warriors success this series. Ty Taylor and Julian Mosier each added 16 points in the series win, and were able to score and distribute in each game. Max McPherson and Adam Smellie were huge in transition, with solid defence and contributed on the score sheet as well.

The Warriors will be taking on the Nepean Knights in the second round of the playoffs. Stay tuned for game times and dates.

Warriors end season on high note

Posted: June 23, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors played the remaining 3 games of their regular season schedule this past weekend.

On Friday, the Warriors traveled north to take on the Huntsville Hawks. It was a slow start for Whitby, as the Hawks got out to a 6-0 start in the first period. The Warriors were unable to complete the comeback, falling 10-7. Matt Cornish added 3 goals in the loss, while Connor Curtis grabbed 1 goal and 3 assists. The full boxscore can be found here.

On Saturday, the Warriors hosted the South Shore Centurions. The Warriors would break open the game in the second period, with a 7-1 difference. The Warriors would cruise to a 17-6 victory, and grab revenge on the Centurions and the previous OT loss in Quebec. Ty Taylor put up 8 points (6g, 2a) in the victory, while Max McPherson added 3 goals and 4 assists. Erik Andersson and Curtis both added 5 assists each in the win. The full boxscore can be found here.

On Sunday, the Warriors hosted the North Shore Kodiaks for the final game of Whitby’s season. With North Shore currently sitting in first place, the Warriors were looking to send a message to the league. It was a tight game the entire way through, but the Warriors were able to edge the Kodiaks with an 8-6 win. Taylor added another 5 points (2g, 3a) in the win and finished the season as the Warriors top point scorer. Cornish added 4 points (1g, 3a) and McPherson added a goal and 2 assists as well. Adam Smellie added 2 goals in transition. Craig Johannson made some critical saves all weekend to keep the Warriors in each game. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors are awaiting the end of the OJCLL regular season to determine their playoff schedule. Stay tuned here and on Twitter for the release of the first round schedule.

Warriors take down Celtics

Posted: June 14, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

On Saturday, the Warriors were at home hosting the Cornwall Celtics. After a close 20 minutes, the Warriors broke open the game with 3 straight goals to start the 2nd period, and cruised to a 12-7 victory.

Craig Johannson was great between the pipes again, making some critical saves to keep the Warriors lead. Ty Taylor had another big game with 8 points (3G, 5A), while Connor Curtis added 2 goals and 2 assists in his first game back from injury. Julian Mosier added 4 points as well (2G, 2A) and Matteo Siciliano added his first junior goal to his great defensive play this year. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors have a busy weekend to end the season, with 3 games on the horizon.

Whitby Warriors (7-6) @ Huntsville Hawks (3-9) – Friday, June 17 – Jack Bionda Arena, 8pm

South Shore Centurions (3-9) @ Whitby Warriors – Saturday, June 18 – Iroquois Park, 8pm

North Shore Kodiaks (9-2) @ Whitby Warriors – Sunday, June 19 – Iroquois Park, 2pm

Warriors win final Durham rivalry game

Posted: June 10, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors were back in action this Monday against the Clarington Shamrox, which would be the fourth and final regular season game against their Durham rival. The game was close the entire way, with neither team gaining an edge. The outcome would need to be decided in extra time, as the teams were deadlocked at 8-8 after 60 minutes.

The Warriors would eventually grab the win in overtime, and tie up the regular season series with a final score of 11-10.

Ethan Corby played a major factor in the win, making some critical saves to keep the game close for the Warriors. Ty Taylor added another 6 points to his total by finishing with 3 goals and 3 assists. Julian Mosier added a hattrick and an assist, while Ben Smellie added 2 goals and an assist in the win. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors are back in action this Saturday against the Cornwall Celtics.

Cornwall Celtics (4-7) @ Whitby Warriors (6-6) – Saturday, June 11 – Iroquois Park, 4pm

Warriors explode in revenge game

Posted: June 2, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors were back in action this Wednesday to take on the Peterborough Lakers.

After the first period, the Warriors trailed 4-2, and allowed the Lakers to dictate the game. For the last 40 minutes, however, the Warriors dominated. The defense and goaltending stifled the high-powered Lakers offence, and the Warriors would add 15 goals in the final two frames to take the win by a score of 17-7. Matt Cornish dominated with a ridiculous 8 goals and 1 assist, while Julian Mosier added a goal and 11 assists to his point total. Max McPherson added a hattrick while Adam Smellie potted 2 goals as well. The defence was outstanding in the game, and Liam Mathers added his first junior goal as well. Craig Johannson was a key piece to the Warriors win. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors finally have a break with this weekend off, before taking on the Clarington Shamrox.

Whitby Warriors (5-6) @ Clarington Shamrox (6-3) – Monday, June 6 – Rickard Arena, 8pm

Split Weekend in the Far East

Posted: June 2, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors made their second trip to the Far East this weekend, to take on the Cornwall Celtics and Nepean Knights.

On Saturday, the Warriors battled with the Celtics. The goaltending was outstanding on both sides, and goals were hard to find for all 60 minutes. However, the Warriors were able to pull out the win, with a final score of 6-4. Matt Cornish had a hattrick, and added an assist in the win. Julian Mosier and Ty Taylor each added a goal and two assists. Craig Johannson was outstanding between the pipes. The full boxscore can be found here.

On Sunday, the battle-tested Warriors traveled to Ottawa to take on the Nepean Knights. It was a close game after 40 minutes, with the Warriors trailing just 8-7. The Warriors failed to find the back of the net in the final frame, and Nepean pulled away. The Warriors fell 12-7 when the buzzer sounded. Taylor fired home 4 goals in the loss, despite being shadowed by the defense for the entire game. Robbie Baxter added 4 assists to his total. The full box score can be found here.

The Warriors are looking for revenge this Wednesday against a hot Peterborough Lakers team.

Peterborough Lakers @ Whitby Warriors – Wednesday, June 1 – Iroquois Park, 8pm

Warriors drop another close game

Posted: June 2, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors were back in action this Wednesday against their Durham rival, the Clarington Shamrox.

It was a well-fought game, with neither team willing to give an edge. Despite holding Clarington to 2 goals in the final two periods, the Warriors would fall 7-6. Ty Taylor was back on the scoresheet with 4 assists, while Julian and Marco Mosier added 2 goals and 1 goal respectively. Corby played solid in net, and held the Warriors within striking distance. The full box score can be found here.

The Warriors are making their second Far East trip this weekend, traveling to Cornwall and Ottawa.

Whitby Warriors @ Cornwall Celtics – Saturday, May 28 – Cornwall Civic Complex, 2pm

Whitby Warriors @ Nepean Knights – Sunday, May 29 – Stuart Holmes Arena, 1pm

Tough weekend in QC

Posted: June 2, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors traveled short-handed to the Far East this past weekend to take on the two Montreal teams.

In the first game, the Warriors were in tight against the North Shore Kodiaks after the first, up 3-2 after the first period. The Kodiaks would tie it in the second frame, and eventually pull away in the final period. The Warriors would fall 10-7 in their first Quebec game. Matt Cornish and Ty Taylor would lead the way for the Warriors, each with 2 goals and 2 assists. Adam Smellie also joined in with a goal and assist on the scoresheet. The full boxscore can be found here.

On the Sunday, the Warriors travelled to South Shore. It was a tight game the entire way, and needed overtime to decide a victor. There were 5 goals scored in overtime, and unfortunately, South Shore pulled out the win, leaving the Warriors with a 11-10 overtime loss. Taylor led the way again, adding 4 goals and 2 assists to his total. Max McPherson was able to add 2 goals in transition, and Erik Andersson added 3 assists. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors are back in action this Wednesday at home against the Clarington Shamrox.

Clarington Shamrox @ Whitby Warriors – Wednesday, May 25 – Iroquois Park, 8pm

Warriors Fall to Lakers

Posted: June 2, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

After a thrilling win against the Nepean Knights, your Warriors headed up the 115 to take on the Peterborough Lakers. It was a tough opening period, and despite a push back from the Warriors, they fell to the Lakers 12-8.

Robbie Baxter added 2 goals in the loss, while Julian Mosier picked up 3 assists. Scoring for the Warriors was spread out after that, with 6 other players recording 1 goal. The full box score can be found here.

The Warriors are back in action this weekend in Montreal, taking on the North Shore Kodiaks on Saturday, and the South Shore Centurions on Sunday.

Whitby Warriors @ North Shore Kodiaks – Saturday, May 21 – Arena Olympia, 7pm

Whitby Warriors @ South Shore Centurions – Sunday, May 22 – Centre Sportif Rosanne-Laflamme