History of the A's


Jim McNulty Is A Double-Blue Again





The St.Catharines Standard

Monday June 27, 1960

Flashing a passing attack which at times had the opposition completely confused, St. Catharines Athletics scored a convincing 14 - 6 win over Port Credit Sailors Saturday night at the Haig Bowl.

The victory by the vastly improving A's, snapped a three-game losing streak and moved them to within three points of the third place Brampton Excelsiors in the Ontario Lacrosse Association senior "A" league.

The addition of high-scoring Jim McNulty seemed to add confidence and direction to the St. Catharines attack.

McNulty, whose release was purchased from Victoria Shamrocks of the British Columbia league late last week, scored two goals and assisted on two others. He also bounced two screaming shots off the goal posts behind Port Credit guardian Porky Russell.

High man for the Athletics in goal scoring was Ronnie Roy, continuing his fine play of the past couple of weeks. Roy, who led the team in scoring when they played out of Welland last season, counted three goals and assisted on another.

Joe McNulty, like his younger brother, Jim, scored two and drew two assists while Ted Howe also had two and two, Hall two and one.

Mike D'amico, Les Howard and Gary Hind scored one each.

Two for Aherne

Brian Aherne, one of the more consistent Port Credit players, scored two while Sears, Allan, Tomitishen and Kells had one apiece.

This was a completely different Athletic team from the lethargic club which managed only three points in its first eight games. From goaltender Jack Timlock (who drew an assist on a crease-length pass to Jim McNulty in the second period) down through the ranks, every player was running and passing as if the Mann Cup hinged on the result.

And the crowd, the largest of the season, responded to the new vigor of the St. Catharines team with standing ovations on many occasions when Coach Bobby Thorpe changed the lines.

Better Things Ahead?

"If we can just maintain that type of lacrosse, we'll give every club in the league trouble," said the obviously pleased Thorpe after the game.

"This is the first time since our win in Peterboro two weeks ago that the team was really digging."

The Sailors drew 16 of the 26 minutes in penalties.

The Athletics next game is at home Thursday night with Brampton Excelsiors.

Port Credit: goal, Russell; defence, Sears (1-1), Kapasky, Allan (1-0), Shipway; forwards, Tomitishen (1-1), James (0-1), Ruse, Crawford (0-1), Kells (1-0), Rawson, Aherne (2-0), Kelly (0-1).

St. Catharines: goal, Timlock (0-1); defence, Hind (1-0), G. Carr (0-1), Smith (0-3), Joe McNulty (2-2); forwards, Howard (1-1), Jim McNulty (2-2), Roy (3-1), Erskine, D'amico (1-0), Howe (2-2), Hall (2-1), D. Carr (0-1).

Referees: Bill Nelson, St. Catharines; Denny Peterson, Toronto.