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2012 Sarnia Beavers Sr. Lacrosse open season in front of full house

April 21, 2012


sarnia beavers vs Oakville titans

The Sarnia Beavers Sr. Lacrosse team opened their 2012 season with an official opening that included members from the 1953 team.

Sarnia would open the scoring with two quick goals in the first period but soon fell behind as Oakville pulled away and led 7-3 after the first period.  In the second period the Beavers rebounded and outscored Oakville five to four to narrow the gap but still trailing by a score of 11-8. In the third the Beavers fought back and took the lead once before Oakville tied things up and then regained the lead then added one more to finish the game taking the win with a final score of 14 - 12.


"It wasn't bad for our first game. All and all we did some good things and we did some bad things but that gives us the idea what we have to work on for the next game," said Beavers Head Coach Gord Neely.

"They didn't have a surplus of players but they played smart and you can't fault them for that. We just have to relax and take our time. When we hurried it we got in trouble, when we slowed the game down we were effective, so that is what we have to do"


Goaltending duties were shared by Danny Walters and Ken Barrett.  Scoring for the Beavers were Andy Cadieux and Brian Quinn who each score 3,  Chris Davey scored a pair and singles by Brandon McFarlene,  Brad Holbrough, Jamie Pillon and Gord Neely Jr.  Colin Holbrough earned 6 points with 6 assists in the game.


"A lot of jitters out there, players were doing things they don't normally do out there," said Neely. "We have to keep doing we are not really sure what we are up against as we are new in the league because we are new, it's going to be a growing pain for us but hopefully we can pick it up."




The Sarnia Beavers are back in action next weekend when they travel to Huntsville on Sat April 28th. 

Their next home game is set for May 5th against Norwood at Clearwater Arena starting at 4:00 pm.