The boys travelled to Orangeville to play the Northmen for the first game of the 2012 season. The atmosphere on the bus and in the arena was intense as everyone knew what the game represented. Beaches Jr. A Head Coach, Bruce Codd and General Manager, Brodie Merrill are both Orangeville Northmen alumni and the entire team wanted to play their best for their coach and GM. The boys came out flying. The first period saw Jordan Robertson score the first goal of the Beaches season. Shortly after ,Gareth Gibson scored to give Beaches a 2-1 lead followed by a second goal by Robertson. Robbie Hunter then scored to make it 4-2 at the end of the first. In the second period, the Northmen scored two unanswered goals to tie the game at 4 but the deadlock was broken by Mike Triolo to give the Beaches a 5-4 lead. The second period ended at 5-5. The third period started with Jordan Robertson scoring his third goal for the hat-trick but unfortunately the Northmen followed that up with four unanswered goals to give Orangeville a 9-6 lead.Mike Triolo would score his second of the game but with the Beaches net empty, the Northmen scored once more ending the game with a final score of 10-7 for Orangeville. The game was very close and very high paced. Goaltender Michael Lalani played a fantastic game to keep the Beaches in it all the way. The boys will regroup and prepare for their much anticipated home opening game against St. Catharines on Sunday, May 13.

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