Lacrosse roundup; IceDogs ink draft pick
The St. Catharines Athletics split a pair of games over the weekend to remain at the .500 mark at 3-3 in Ontario Lacrosse Association junior A action.
Saturday at Jack Gatecliff Arena, the A’s rallied with five goals in the third period to edge the Orangeville Northmen 8-6.
Jake McNabb and Mario Caito netted two goals each for the A’s while Carter Zavitz, Mason Kamminga, Jeff Wittig and Alec Tamas also scored.
Nick Damude made 36 saves in goal for the win.
Friday in Barrie, the A’s dropped a 7-6 decision to the Lakeshores.
McNabb and Zavitz netted two each while Latrell Harris and Alex Pace also scored.
Damude made 27 saves in the loss.
The A’s are at Whitby Tuesday, home to Toronto Beaches Wednesday at 7:30, and at Orangeville Friday.
SPARTANS TIE, LOSE TO REBELS
The St. Catharines Spartans dropped an 11-8 decision to the Six Nations Rebels in OLA junior B action Sunday night at Merritton Arena.
The Rebels outscored St. Catharines in every period and also outshot the Spartans 45-32.
Connor Aquanno continued his torrid scoring pace for the Spartans with four goals while Jacob Edmands, Mario Caito, Jacob McMillan and Alex Hornung added singles.
The Spartans also played to a 10-10 overtime tie with the Rebels Friday at Six Nations.
The game was tied 9-9 after regulation.
Tyler Kolodka and Alex Gaston scored three times each for the Spartans while Blake Halliday, Caito, Trent Jackson and Reid Edmands also scored.
Tyson McCool made 40 saves in net for the Spartans.
The Spartans, 5-9-1, are at Hamilton Thursday and home to Wallaceburgh Saturday.
ICEDOGS SIGN PICK
The Niagara IceDogs have signed 2018 first round selection Lleyton Moore.
The defenceman was selected 12th overall in this year’s Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.
“This is a game changer for us in Niagara,” IceDogs general manager Joey Burke said. “Lleyton is a rare, special talent who is going to immediately turn heads around this league. He has a skill set that does not come along too often.
“He is a proven winner who is the complete package, not only on the ice, but off the ice as well.”
The 5-foot-8 defenceman was dominant in minor midget as a member of the champion Toronto Marlboros team in the Greater Toronto Hockey League. He showed off his offensive capabilities with 16 goals and 50 points over 54 games, while shining defensively helping his team to the GTHL championship.
Moore also just returned from competing at the OHL Gold Cup where he finished with one goal and five points in four games, helping his team to a tournament championship.
“I couldn’t be happier to be joining such a great organization in Niagara. I am very excited to be starting my next chapter with the IceDogs, and I can’t wait to get going in September,” Moore said.
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