A Five Goal Run Propels Clearview To Victory

The Clearview Crushers (2-3) visited the Ennismore James Gang (0-5) in Ontario Series Lacrosse action Saturday evening at the Robert E. Young Recreational Complex.

Both teams have been struggling to start the year, and were hoping to get on track in this game.  Clearview has been led by Gareth Haigh (6g,9a), Graham Bergsma (1g,10a), Angus Rawding (6g,3a) and Braydon Hickey (7g,2a).  Ennismore has been led by Aaron Bradshaw (2g,4a), Holden Lowes (2g,2a) and Nick Andreoli (2g,2a).

The goaltending match-up had Jackson Brown in net for Clearview facing Andrew Kidd in net for Ennismore.

Although the Crushers got up by three quickly, Ennismore fought back to be only down by one after one period.  The James Gang tied the game early in the second on an Adam Churchill goal, however, Clearview was able to get rolling again.  A four goal run thanks in part to a pair of goals from Cole Hanrahan had them jump out to a 7-3 lead after two.

The third period saw a lot of end to end action, but didn’t yield any scoring until the half way point. Curtis Romanchych increased the Crushers lead to 8-3 while shorthanded. Ennismore tried to get back in the game with Nick Webb and Nick Andreoli scoring, but it was too steep a hill to climb.  Clearview came away with the 8-5 victory.

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To The Game:

Clearview got off to a quick start with Josh Gilray opening the scoring off a Zach Thompson pass at 4:17, followed by Thompson himself adding to the lead off a Gareth Haigh feed at 9:00.  Haigh then blasted a Zach Thompson pass past Andrew Kidd at 11:26 for a 3-0 Crushers lead.

The James Gang fought back with Taylor Dooley converting a Curtis Martin pass at 12:54, followed by Holden Lowes finishing a Justin Warner pass at 16:48.

After one period, Clearview 3 Ennismore 2.

Second Period:

Adam Churchill tied the game with a great individual effort off a Curtis Martin pass at 2:33, but Clearview would respond with four unanswered goals to change the direction of the game.

Cole Hanrahan gave Clearview the lead once again with a power-play goal off a Gareth Haigh pass at 3:23, followed by Zach Thompson’s second of the game off a Hanrahan feed at 6:47.  Hanrahan added another converting a Graham Bergsma pass at 8:07, followed by Adam Hawrelak finishing off a Gareth Haigh pass at 13:49.

After two periods, Clearview 7 Ennismore 3.

Third Period:

After half a period of end to end action, Curtis Romanchych increased the Crushers lead shorthanded, converting a Gareth Haigh pass at 10:48.

Ennismore tried to get back in the game with Nick Webb finishing an Avery Cook pass at 14:41, and Nick Andreoli scoring unassisted at 19:52, but it was too little too late.

Final score, Clearview 8 Ennismore 5.

The Three Stars:

1. Gareth Haigh
2. Cole Hanrahan
3. Zach Thompson

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.