Moving On From CLax Player to Coach

December 10, 2012

Hello again, its been a long hiatus since my last blog but a lot has gone on in the world of Brandon Turner. After a fantastic first ever Clax season the future looked bright, I was starting to get my game back after a concussion in 2010 and feeling better than ever. Then Murphys Law kicked in as we all know it loves to do and it came in the…


CLax Previews: Toronto Shooting Stars

December 6, 2012

Toronto is yet another one of the new teams added to the Canadian Lacrosse League in 2013, moving away from Oshawa. Toronto, last season known as the Oshawa Machine, did not make the playoffs and are looking to find a way in this year. Brad Levick led the team in 2012 with 55 points, and behind him was Jackson Gair with 36. Last season Brendan Muise scored 12 points in…


CLax Previews: Niagara Lock Monsters

December 4, 2012

Niagara, formerly the Peel Avengers, are looking to wreck havoc with the Canadian Lacrosse League. They have some new players in place and are looking to be a 2013 playoff team. Derek Collins is gone to Barrie, so the only goaltender they have from last year is Zach Bowen. Andrew Potter out of St. Catharines was the team’s top pick, so they have high expectations for him and their second…


CLax Previews: Barrie Blizzard

December 1, 2012

The Barrie Blizzard enter 2013 as the only expansion team in the history of the Canadian Lacrosse League, and after taking talent from the other rosters, they look pretty good. Antony Lackey, a former Toronto Rock player, was selected from the Brampton Inferno. Colin Boucher from Durham, Travis Bland from Toronto, Jason Mainer from Toronto and Brice Queener from Niagara are all players of note who were picked. However, Bland…


Turf Dogs and Stars Finish in Exhibition Tie

November 27, 2012

The Canadian Lacrosse League began their pre season on Sunday when the Durham Turf Dogs and Toronto Shooting Stars played to a 12-12 tie. Scott Defrancesco of the Turf Dogs led all players with three goals. Blake Kenny of the Shooting Stars led all scorers with two goals and four assists. Other players of note on Toronto were Jackson Gair (2 goals 2 assists) and Tory Gardner (four penalty minutes)….


Niagara opens training Camp, While Turf Dogs look to take a bite out of Clax.

November 22, 2012

The Niagara Lock Monsters took another step towards their first Clax season as they opened their first ever training camp. The Lock Monsters saw great things from all their players but there were some that stood out above the rest. Andrew Tober showed no sign of slowing down and still looks to be one of the top transition players in the league. Dylan Llord played well at both ends of…


Expansion Franchises a Big Part of CLax

November 20, 2012

Around the league teams are preparing for the upcoming 2013 CLAX season.  The Canadian Lacrosse League heads into their second season with new goals after a successful inaugural season. The Canadian Lacrosse League has changed over this past year as 3 new franchises were introduced with the Niagara Lock Monsters, Barrie Blizzard and Toronto Shooting Stars. The Canadian Lacrosse League has been strategic in their decision to move away from…


Toronto Shooting Stars look to shake up Clax

November 16, 2012

The Toronto Shooting Stars head into the 2012 Clax season hoping to make a bid for the Creator’s Cup and prove that they are not just wishing upon a shooting star. The big news for the Stars is that they have signed an agreement to play at the Mattamy Athletic Centre formerly known as Maple Leafs Gardens. The last professional sporting event to be held at the Gardens was the…


Shooting Stars Ready to Play at the Gardens

November 15, 2012

Pro lacrosse is returning to the Gardens. The Canadian Lacrosse League recently announced that the Mattamy Athletic Centre will play host to the Toronto Shooting Stars. The franchise is headed up by General Manager and Head Coach Glenn Clark, a former standout defender with the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League. Clark—nicknamed the Professor during his Rock tenure—is joined on the bench by another Rock alumni: ‘Big Dog’ Dan…


CLax: Inferno play with fire while Lock Monsters prepare to terrorize league

November 12, 2012

The Brampton inferno were playing with fire this year at the CLAX draft as they decided to take a risk and draft players that have already been drafted to the NLL. Manager Brian Beisel hopes this strategy will pay off as Beisel figures that not all players can make the NLL and that if they don’t the Inferno will be stronger because of the risk. One of Beisel’s early picks…