MSL: Hope for Brampton fans as OLA grants appeal from Excelsiors Lacrosse Legacy Association

August 21, 2021

Not so fast, Owen Sound, says the Ontario Lacrosse Association. According to a document obtained by In Lacrosse We Trust, the OLA will no longer sanction the “Owen Sound Lacrosse Club” in Major Series Lacrosse activities until the Brampton Excelsior Lacrosse Club (BELC) and Mr. Norton can prove that the sale and relocation of the Brampton Major Excelsiors were carried out in accordance with all BELC, OLA and province of…

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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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MSL: League returns to play with MSL Classic

July 29, 2021

Ontario’s Major Series Lacrosse, home to many NLL players during the off-season, has returned to play this summer with a 20-game schedule. All games are being played at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, home of the Oakville Rock. Games will be played from Tuesday-Thursday until August 26. Five teams are taking part. In addition to Oakville, the Classic features the Brooklin Lacrosse Club, Cobourg Kodiaks, Six Nations Chiefs…

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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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OLA: Ontario Lacrosse University a weekend of education and inspiration

March 30, 2021

Fun, inclusivity and respect. Those were the repetitive themes over the nearly 40 sessions that made up Ontario Lacrosse University last weekend. Hosted as a series of Zoom calls open for free to OLA members, or to the public for $25, the online conference filled the void of the cancelled OLA meetings and annual LaxCon with a virtual Ted Conference with lacrosse vibes. Speakers represented leaders from many areas of…

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Press Release: OLA approves Excelsiors move to Owen Sound

March 4, 2021

On Wednesday evening, the Ontario Lacrosse Association approved the move of the Major Series Lacrosse Brampton Excelsiors to Owen Sound. The franchise, owned by Joe Norton, will play out of the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre when the 2021 MSL season hopes to begin play. “At last night’s Board of Governors meeting, the move of Brampton to Owen Sound finally has been resolved,” MSL commissioner Doug Luey said. “I couldn’t…

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ILWT Feature: Medicine Game was therapeutic process for author Delby Powless

December 11, 2020

Books written about lacrosse are few and far between. When they are, you know they’re going to be good because how many people would write about lacrosse unless they had a passion for the game? Today we get to do something fun and chat with the author of one of the best new books of the season, and of course it’s about lacrosse. Medicine Game is written by Delby Powless,…

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REVIEW: Powless’ Medicine Game should be under every lacrosse fan’s Christmas tree

December 10, 2020

My first job was at Chapters, which was the family business as I grew up. I am a book snob. I have no problem admitting that. While the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” has generally come to mean “don’t judge a person by their looks,” I absolutely judge actual books by their covers. I mean, you can take one look at a romance novel and know everything…

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MSL: Excelsiors head coach supports fight to keep team in Brampton

December 2, 2020

In all the back-and-forth regarding the relocation of the Brampton Excelsiors, one voice that hasn’t been heard is one that probably most embodies the spirit of the team and the city. After a successful run with the Jr. A Excelsiors, Dan Teat was promoted to head coach of the MSL club in 2019. Though he’s only coached them through one season, he’s been part of the organization for 45 years….

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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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