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

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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

Warriors get revenge in 4 point week

Posted: May 23, 2018 by dannylaf in Main

This past week, the Warriors were able to get revenge against the Peterborough Lakers at Evinrude. Whitby was able to pull away late in the game, getting 6 goals in the 3rd period. Again, Matt Andersson and Parker Pipher had huge roles, getting 4 goals and 3 goals respectively. Quinn Hyland had a big game with 5 points (2G, 3A). Adam Allman played a big role in the win, and Ben MacDonnell did a fantastic job on Peterborough’s point leader. The boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors then hosted the North Shore Kodiaks for the first time. The game started close, with Whitby leading 4-1 at the end of the first. However, the Warriors would then outscore the Kodiaks 18-2 for a final score of 22-3. The defence played well across the board, shutting the door on the back end, and posting 4 goals in the win. 5 players collected hat tricks: Steve Cote, Adam Smellie, Matt Cornish, Andersson, and Hyland. Kyle Staal and David Cormack finished the day with 2 goals and 5 assists each. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors are back in action at home this Friday the 25th at 8pm against the Huntsville Hawks, and then travel to Cornwall for a battle with the Celtics on Saturday the 26th at 2pm.

Warrios split opening week games

Posted: May 7, 2018 by dannylaf in Main

The Whitby Warriors started off the 2018 season against their rivals, the Peterborough Lakers and the Clarington Shamrox.

In the opening game, the experienced Peterborough Lakers proved too much for the young warriors, who fell 10-8. Parker Pipher, in his debut junior game, was able to grab a hatrick on his way to a 5 point night. Matty Andersson, starting his 4th year of junior, was able to grab 3 points (1g, 2a) to help provide some valuable experience on the front end. Chris McDonald and Adam Heinrichs were able to play some solid defence and lead the back door, while also grabbing 2 assists each during the game. The full boxscore can be found here.

In the following game, the warriors were able to dominate against their Durham rival Clarington Shamrox, taking the game by a final score of 14-2. Again, Pipher was a monster on the score sheet, coming away with 6 points (2g, 4a). Connor Platt also had a big night with 7 points (4g, 3a), and Devin Gilligan also provided 6 points (2g, 4a). Tristan Dempers was also able to grab his first goal of his junior career, along with some strong play in the defensive end. The full boxscore can be found here.

Both goalies, Adam Allman and Zack Hubbard, were strong in their 2018 season debuts.

The warriors are off for a week, and return on Wednesday, May 16th for a rematch against the Peterborough Lakers, at Evinrude Arena, starting at 8pm.

2018 Preseason Games

Posted: April 17, 2018 by dannylaf in Main

The Whitby Warriors Junior C team will be participating in a 3 team tournament on Saturday, April 21 in Peterborough against the host team Lakers and the Clarington Shamrox. The Warriors are excited to kick off lacrosse season with 2 great rivalry games. Our games are:

Evinrude

1:30 – Clarington vs Whitby

3:30 – Peterborough vs Whitby

If you can’t make it out to the game, be sure to stay updated on our twitter account, @warriors_jrc.