Crushers and North Stars End In A Tie

The Clearview Crushers (3-4-1) traveled to Owen Sound (2-5-1) to face the North Stars in Ontario Series Lacrosse action on Sunday evening at the Bayshore Community Centre.

The goaltending match-up had Jackson Hainer in net for Clearview facing Ethan Woods in net for the North Stars.

A very evenly played game saw it toed on five seperate occasions.   Although Owen Sound took a 3-1 lead in the first quarter, Clearview kept pressing, tying the game midway through the second.  A see-saw battle the rest of the way had this game tied 7-7 after regulation.

In overtime, the teams traded goals once, but couldn’t solve either goaltender again.  The game ended in an 8-8 tie.

To The Game:

Gareth Haigh opened the game’s scoring off a Braydon Hickey pass at 1:51 for a Clearview lead, but Jordan Caskenette answered for the North Stars finishing a Brody Caskenette pass on the power-play at 7:53.

Riley Thompson gave Owen Sound the lead wiring a Noah Millsap feed at 15:24, followed by Gordie Power converting a Thompson pass at 16:52.

After one period, Owen Sound 3 Clearview 1.

Second Period:

Gareth Haigh scored his second of the game, bringing the Crushers within one, but Brody Caskenette’s second of the game increased the North Stars lead back to two at 5:19.

Clearview scored the next two goals to tie the game.  Haigh’s third of the night, followed by Angus Rawding’s blast to the far corner evened everything up at 9:12.

Gordie Power grabbed the lead for Owen Sound on the power-play off a Riley Thompson feed at 11:27.

After two periods, Owen Sound 5 Clearview 4.

Third Period:

Cole Hanrahan tied the game at 3:20, but Gordie Power answered immediately converting a Tetsuya Yamada pass 0:27 seconds later.

Gareth Haigh and Koichi Nakamura scored for Clearview to give them a lead at 11:23, but Jordan Caskenette tied the game with just 1:19 left sending it to overtime.

After regulation, Clearview 7 Owen Sound 7.


After a lot of back and forth action, Gareth Haigh scored at 8:15, but a power-play goal from Jordan McMillen tied the game with just 0:06 seconds left.

Final score, Clearview 8 Owen Sound 8.

Shots on goal favored Owen Sound 47-41.

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The Three Stars:

1. Gareth Haigh
2. Riley Thompson
3. Gordie Power

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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.

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