11 Straight

Posted: June 10, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors were back in action this week against the Huntsville Hawks. Another strong second period saw the Warriors seal the victory with a 13-5 win. Rookie of the year candidate Mike Andersson led the way in the bout, adding 6 more points (3G,3A) to his total. At 54 points in 11 games, Andersson finds himself locked into the second spot on the points list, sitting behind Matt Shand, who added 5 points (1G,4A) to his total against the Hawks as well. Devin Gilligan contributed 5 points (2G, 3A), while David Cormack added 2 goals and 2 assists. Zack Hubbard played a great game in net, and was able to add 2 assists. The full box score can be found here.

The Warriors are on the road twice this week, heading to Peterborough and Huntsville.

Whitby Warriors (11-0) @ Peterborough Lakers (8-2) – Friday, June 14 – Evinrude, 8pm

Warriors @ Huntsville Hawks (1-11) – Saturday, June 15 – Jack Bionda, 8pm

Warriors hit 10-0

Posted: June 6, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors had a full slate of games this week, including the top competition of the Eastern conference.

On Wednesday, the Warriors hosted Peterborough for the second of four games against the defending champions. The game was tight after the first period, but the Warriors, on the back of rookie Mike Andersson, rattled of 6 goals in the second, and took the victory by a final score of 10-4. Andersson ended with 5 points (4G,1A) on the night, while Matt Shand continued his hot streak with 2 goals and 4 assists of his own. Devin Gilligan added 4 assists in the win as well. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors then travelled to the Far East on the weekend to take on the two Quebec teams. On Saturday night, the Warriors battled with a strong North Shore squad, but the Warriors proved too much for the Kodiaks, taking the win 9-5. Another second period surge was the difference in the game, as Whitby netted 5 goals during the frame. Zack Hubbard can take most of the accolades in the win, as he was stellar between the pipes. Connor Platt and Matt Cornish did the heavy lifting on the score sheet, adding 3 and 2 goals respectively. Shand added another 5 points (1G, 4A) on the night. Jackson Moroz and Andrew Dafoe were lockdown on the back end, helping to stunt the potent Kodiak offence. The full boxscore can be found here.

Sunday had the Warriors in Sherbrooke to take on the Eastern Township Extreme Eagles. The Warriors took over the game early against a short handed Eagles squad. Platt added another 4 goals to his total, while Mike Andersson and David Cormack had 3 goals and 2 assists each. John Wheller, Shane Bachman, and Owen Agnew all added goals from the backend of the floor. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors are back on the floor this Friday:

Huntsville Hawks (1-8) @ Whitby Warriors (10-0) – Friday, June 7 – McKinney, 8pm

Graduates Standing Out

Posted: May 29, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors have had a great run to start the 2019 OJCLL season. They lead the league in goal differential, and have the two net-minders with the best GAA in the league. Outside of the first game of the season, the Warriors have scored a minimum 11 goals per game, and have allowed no more than 7 against all year. Much of this success can be attributed to the graduating players. Both goalies, Zack Hubbard and Adam Allman, have remained the class of the league and continue to have some of the best numbers between the pipes. Matt Shand is running away with the scoring title and is cementing his name in the MVP race this season. Recent acquisition, Billy McDermott, has proven to be the tough player this team has needed, and his leadership has helped bolster the defense. 5-year players Matty Andersson—who is consistently finding the game sheet—and Captain Chris McDonald—the leader on the back end—have helped build this team to an East powerhouse.

It is no wonder the Warriors have run out to a 7-0 start on the back of these graduates.

Warriors Continue Streak

Posted: May 29, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors were up against two familiar foes this past week, with home games against the Clarington Shamrox and the Huntsville Hawks.

On Wednesday, the Shamrox visited McKinney arena for the second of four games in the battle of Durham region. The Warriors gave up the first goal early in the game, and then rattled off 6 straight and never looked back. The Warriors would take the game by a final score of 18-7. Matt Shand continued his points-onslaught by rattling off a hat trick to go along with 8 assists. Matt Andersson had a game high 5 goals in the win, while Adam Smellie added 8 assists. In Matt Cornish’s first game of the year, he put up 5 points (1G, 4A). Adam Heinrichs, defensive leader, scored his goal of the year on a breakaway. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors then hosted the Hawks on Saturday. It took the Warriors two periods to really get going, but were able to shut out the Hawks in the third period and added 8 goals to seal the victory at 19-6. Shand added another 10 points (1G, 9A) to his league-leading 48 points. Brothers Matt and Mike Andersson each had 2 goals and 3 assists, while Connor Platt and Devin Gilligan added a hat trick each as well. Shane Bachman added his first career goal in the win, and Owen Agnew added 2 points (1G, 1A) to go along with his perfect win percentage on the draw. The full boxscore can be found here.

Adam Allman was a brick wall in the both games this week.

This week the Warriors host Peterborough, and then head out to the Far East to play both Quebec teams.

Peterborough Lakers (5-1) @ Warriors (7-0) – Wednesday, May 29 – McKinney, 8pm

Warriors @ North Shore Kodiaks (6-1) – Saturday, June 1 – Boisbriand Rink, 7pm

Warriors @ Eastern Townships Extreme Eagles (2-7) – Sunday, June 2 – Julien Du, 2pm

Warriors hit 5 game win streak

Posted: May 21, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

This past week, the Warriors took on the reigning champs, the Peterborough Lakers in the first of four battles this summer. After 20 minutes, the score was tied up at 2. However, the 2nd period was dominant for the Warriors, winning the period 7-2. The Warriors would take the game with an 11-4 final. Matt Shand continued his MVP caliber run with a game high 8 points (3G,5A). Matty and Mikey Andersson put up good nights as well, getting 4 goals, and 1 goal, 4 assists respectively. John Wheller is proving to be a force out of the back door, combining his stout defensive effort with a strong transition effort, adding 3 assists to his point total this game. Adam Allman improved to 3-0, and is boasting a ridiculous 2.46 GAA. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors then travelled to Huntsville to battle with the Hawks. The Warriors allowed the Hawks back into the game in the second after a dominant first, only leading 7-4 after 40 minutes. However, the 3rd period proved to be strong for Whitby, posting a 7-0 period. Shand added another absurd 9 points (3G,6A), while Adam Smellie added 3 goals himself in a 4 point night. Hubbard was a brick wall in the win. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors have two games this week:

Clarington Shamrox (1-3) @ Warriors (5-0) – Wednesday, May 22 – McKinney, 8pm

Huntsville Hawks (1-3) @ Warriors – Saturday, May 25 – McKinney, 4pm

Warriors dominate against Far East visitors

Posted: May 6, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

This past weekend, the Warriors took on the Nepean Knights (Saturday) and the Cornwall Celtics (Sunday). The Warriors were able to improve to 3-0 with a win over both Far East teams.

In the Nepean game, the Warriors scored early with a Wyatt Craik goal, and then continued to find the back of the net all night, taking the win by a score of 18-2. In his first game, Matt Shand cemented his place as a dominant force with a massive 10 point night (6G, 4A). Mike Andersson also showed up on the scoresheet with an 8 point outing himself (4G, 4A). Defenseman John Wheller added 2 breakaway goals in the win. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors then took on Cornwall and continued their strong play with a 19-1 victory. Mike Andersson again put up 8 points in the win (4G, 4A), but it was Connor Platt who led the way with an absurd 11 points (7G, 4A). The full boxscore can be found here.

Over the 2 games, Owen Agnew controlled the face-offs, posting a 95% win percentage. Adam Allman was able to shut the door against both teams, and grabbed an assist against the Celtics.

The Warriors have another 2 games this weekend, against Peterborough (Friday) and Huntsville (Saturday).

Whitby Warriors (3-0) @ Peterborough Lakers (1-0) – Friday, May 10 – Evinrude, 8pm

Whitby Warriors (3-0) @ Huntsville Hawks (1-1) – Saturday, May 11 – Jack Bionda, 8pm

Hot Start to 2019

Posted: April 30, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

After a great 2018 season, where the Warriors were dropped from the Eastern Conference finals by the eventual champions, the Warriors were ready to start the 2019 season against their Durham rivals, the Clarington Shamrox.

The game was fast and tough for the whole 60 minutes, and was never more than 3 goal lead. The Warriors were able to pull out the close win 8-6 after an end of regulation penalty shot by Jake Edwards. Scoring was led by veterans Matt Andersson (3G) and Connor Platt (2G, 1A). Call-ups Ty Taylor and Max McPherson each scored their first junior goals in the game. Adam Smellie was able to add 3 assists in the win.

The back end was equally strong,  led by defensive anchor Adam Heinrichs and Billy McDermott, who was acquired from the Barrie Bombers. These seasoned veterans helped set the defensive standard for the rest of the year. Zack Hubbard, in his graduating year, was stellar between the pipes. As has been the case during his tenure with the team, Hubbard ensures that the Warriors are a part of every game when he steps on the floor. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors are back in action this weekend hosting Nepean and Cornwall.

Saturday May 4: Nepean (1-0) @ Whitby (1-0); McKinney, 6pm

Sunday May 5: Cornwall (0-2) @ Whitby (1-0); McKinney, 3pm

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.

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).