MSL: Excelsiors Board of Directors not contesting move to Owen Sound

November 24, 2020

A firestorm started on Lacrosse Twitter last week is coming to an end. The Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club will not be contesting the move of the Major Excelsiors to Owen Sound. The BELC Board of Directors released a statement this afternoon rebuffing a popular theory on the social media platform that the 2018 transfer of the team to Joe Norton was done without authorization from the board. In part, the…

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MSL: City of Brampton had no knowledge of Excelsiors sale or move

November 23, 2020

The city of Brampton has already threatened legal action against the Ontario Lacrosse Association, In Lacrosse We Trust has learned. In a November 4th letter obtained by ILWT, Mayor Patrick Brown writes to then-OLA President Marion Ladouceur that he intends “to do everything possible to keep [the] lacrosse team in Brampton and playing in the Major Series Lacrosse league. All available options including legal action are actively being considered,” and suggests…

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MSL: Major shakeup as Brampton Excelsiors relocate to Owen Sound (UPDATED)

November 20, 2020

There has been some explosive news out of Major Series Lacrosse this past week. First, the Six Nations Chiefs published a blog post indicating that without sponsorship and more fan support, 2021 might be their last season in the league. Then on Wednesday, the Owen Sound Sun Times dropped a bomb into the Ontario lacrosse community when they broke the news that the Brampton Excelsiors would be relocating to Owen…

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NLL: Black Wolves hoping to replace Crawford’s scoring touch with field stars

September 24, 2020

The New England Black Wolves selected one of the smallest draft classes last week, acquiring just five new players in the NLL’s first virtual draft. They also acquired Jacob Ruest and the 24th overall pick from the Colorado Mammoth for their own two second rounders. The Black Wolves had to wait until the second round to get involved in the action, having traded their 2020 first-round pick to Georgia in…

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NLL: Teat leads exceptionally strong Riptide draft class

September 23, 2020

With all the hype that Jeff Teat is bringing to the New York Riptide, it’s a shame that he won’t actually be suiting up until the 2021-22 season. When the NCAA granted a fifth year of playing eligibility to senior students to complete their collegiate careers, Teat decided to return to Cornell for one more shot at a championship with the Big Red. Another year of preparation isn’t necessary for…

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NLL: Seven players on the move after trades during draft

September 18, 2020

Seven current NLLers have new homes after being traded during Thursday’s NLL draft. First to move was Jeff Wittig, who was sent to the Rochester Knighthawks for the 28th pick in the draft. Witting is a forward who will enter his third year in the league with 13 goals and 16 assists under his belt. Rochester needed to bolster their roster and Witting should start to come into his own…

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NLL: Ninety-three players selected during 2020 draft party

September 18, 2020

It’s finally official – Jeff Teat is a member of the New York Riptide. Jim Veltman made the announcement shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday night as the NLL hosted its first virtual draft. Ninety-three players were selected over six rounds. Though the NLL doesn’t have a return to play date yet, things are already in motion to prepare for the next season. The draft was the first major step…

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Editorial: MLL, PLL tournaments provided necessary dose of medicine during pandemic

September 8, 2020

March 8th was my last great day. I worked for the NLL at the Toronto Rock game, got a hug from my favourite Calgary Roughneck and took a ball in the chest from Tom Schreiber during warmup (he apologized; I thought it was hilarious). It was a great day. It was the last great day, because then COVID-19 hit. If you’re reading this, you’re probably as nuts about lacrosse as…

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PLL: MVP Williams scores six as Whipsnakes repeat as champions

August 10, 2020

Sunday’s PLL championship was Whipsnakes LC’s to lose, and had it not been for a massive offensive outburst in the fourth quarter, they would have. But a 10-0 run was more than enough to power them past Chaos LC 12-6 for their second consecutive championship title. Zed Williams scored five of his six goals in the final quarter including four in a span of 1:56. He was named the series’…

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PLL: Whipsnakes take first place after win over Archers

August 3, 2020

For most of the Premier Lacrosse League season, 11 goals would have been enough to win you a game. But when the Whipsnakes turn on the gas, look out. Eleven goals was nowhere near enough for the Archers on Sunday afternoon as the Whipsnakes scored 17, sewing up first place in the PLL and a bye to the semi-finals. The Archers will face Atlas at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Both…

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