Minto Cup: Edmonton Miners top Victoria Shamrocks for semi-final berth

August 25, 2022

The Edmonton Miners (Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League) are moving on to the Minto Cup semifinals after a 10-8 win over the Victoria Shamrocks (British Columbia Jr. A Lacrosse League) on Wednesday afternoon at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario. Both teams entered the game with 0-2 records in the round robin, each losing to the Toronto Beaches and Whitby Warriors. That meant their tournament lives were on the line. Winner…

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Minto Cup: Ontario teams victorious on opening day

August 23, 2022

Ontario teams were victorious in overtime on the opening day of the 2022 Minto Cup in Brampton, Ontario. The Toronto Beaches defeated the Victoria Shamrocks 9-7, and the Whitby Warriors defeated the Edmonton Miners 11-9. Each team plays each other once. After the round robin, the fourth place team is eliminated, the first place team gets a bye to the final, and seeds two and three play each other in…

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OJLL: Jr. A playoffs provide plenty of storylines

August 4, 2022

EDITOR’S NOTE: With a delay between writing and publishing, the Whitby Warriors defeated the Toronto Beaches for the OJLL Iroquois Trophy, winning the first two games of the best-of-three series and capturing the trophy on home floor. Both teams will now take a break and prepare for the Minto Cup later in August. —- On the eve of the Iroquois Trophy Finals between the Whitby Warriors and Toronto Beaches Tuesday…

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OJLL: Mimico leads playoff bound teams into first postseason since 2019

July 13, 2022

The Ontario Junior Lacrosse League (OJLL) playoffs begin on Wednesday. Ontario’s first full Junior A season since 2019 featured four players with one hundred points or more, and a chance for two separate three-way ties in the standings. The final three seeds were decided by the fourth league tie breaker. Here’s how the first round of the playoffs will matchup, and what to expect.  (1) Mimico Mountaineers (16-4) vs (8)…

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Editorial: Summer lacrosse is in full swing… almost

May 30, 2022

Memorial Day weekend is here and that means that summer ball is underway! The National Lacrosse League is heading into its final round of playoffs and the NCAA has crowned their champions. The Premier Lacrosse League kicked off training camp this weekend, the Western Lacrosse Association held their first games, and then of course, Ontario’s junior and senior leagues have already been playing for a few weeks. But, there’s one…

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NLL: League announces partnership with Ontario Junior Lacrosse League

November 17, 2021

National Lacrosse League Announces Partnership with Ontario Junior Lacrosse League Player, coach, and official development and collaboration PHILADELPHIA, November 8, 2021 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, announced a partnership with the Ontario Junior Lacrosse League (@TheOJLL) of the Ontario Lacrosse Association, focusing on game-related matters, from coaching and officiating development to marketing and sponsorship initiatives. Although details of…

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OJLL: St. Catharines Athletics capture Iroquois Trophy

August 23, 2021

Canadian Junior A lacrosse fans went 18 months without lacrosse. And then they were treated to all the lacrosse. The Ontario Junior Lacrosse League returned from their pandemic-caused hiatus with a vengeance featuring a new brand, new commissioner, 22-year-olds, and a packed schedule of 47 games spread over three weekends (six playing days) at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre. The schedule also featured two divisions – East (Whitby, Mimico, Toronto,…

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Caruk: OJLL season provided a sense of healing

August 17, 2021

Lacrosse is back, and nature is healing. Those were the words Pat Gregoire said to me as we finished our Ontario Junior Lacrosse League (OJLL) Futures’ Division Final broadcast (a 13-10 win for Peterborough Lakers win over Burlington), my final game providing play-by-play. It wasn’t until then I realized, after 18 months off, how much I missed live games, and how much I needed them back. Over three weekends, as…

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Press Release: NLL partners with TLL for player showcase

July 28, 2021

NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE AND TEWAARATON LACROSSE LEAGUE PARTNER TO HOST PLAYER SHOWCASE Showcase will be attended by NLL coaches, GM’s, scouts prior to 2021 Entry Draft PHILADELPHIA & ONTARIO, July 27, 2021 – The Tewaaraton Lacrosse League (TLL) working in partnership with the National Lacrosse League (NLL) is very pleased to announce they will be hosting a player prospect showcase event on August 21 & 22 at the Meridian Centre…

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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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