Nor’Easters Rematch with the Northmen

Nor’Easters rematch with the Northmen. In the back end of the home and series, the Nor’Easters (1-2) once again took on the Northmen (3-0) at the Simoni Skating Arena. Kyle Baker accounted for 70% of the Northmen offense in the 10-6 victory that keeps the Northmen undefeated.

To the Action

A rough and tumble penalty-filled game with a combined 20 penalties whistled resulted in the Northmen Dylan Kenney racking up 18 minutes. Thus is including a Misconduct coupled with a game misconduct. The Nor’Easters went 3 for 12 with the Northmen 2 of 7 on the advantages.

The Northmen jumped to a 5-0 lead jump-started by markers from George Gilbert (1g) on the man up, Star of the Game, Kyle Baker (6g,1a), Brandon Dube (1g,1a), Tom Lavasseur (1g) and a second from Baker. Mike Lynch (1g) ended the flurry with a power-play goal that closed the curtain on the 5-1 Northmen lead. Baker converted a KR Jurgevich set up then scored unassisted eight minutes into the period and pushed it to 7-1.

Tyler Colvan (2g) added the second advantage goal for the Nor’Easters but Baker added his own advantage goal to close the second with an 8-2 Northmen lead. Jimmy Cunningham (1g) short-handed, followed by Luke Jaber (1g)  potted a man-up goal to get a comeback started, 8-4, and with 11:05 to play, you had to wonder, could they come all the way back?

The Climax

The answer was supplied by Baker and Jurgevich (1g,2a). Jurgevich converted a sweet Baker feed to put it to a six-goal lead at 10-4.
Jake Harrington (1g) and the second from Colvan closed the scoring, 10-6. Baker finished the weekend with nine points off eight goals. Brandon Dube added six points with four goals. Shots favored the Nor’Easters, 48-45 with Teddy Strzinski turning aside 35 Northmen chances. Brian Duncan stood tall with 42 saves for the Northmen. Nor’Easters rematch with the Northmen.

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.