Presidents Cup Preview: Capital Region Axemen

The Capital Region Axemen are gearing up to to compete at the 2013 Presidents’ Cup, taking place at the Kahnawake Sports Complex from August 26 to September 1.


The Axemen were swept 3-0 in the Quebec Senior Lacrosse League (QSLL) finals by the hosts of the Presidents’ Cup, the Kahnawake Mohawks. Despite failing to capture a league title, Capital Region earned a spot in the Presidents’ Cup as both QSLL finalists advanced.


Captain Raj Wasson will look to lead Capital Region in the Presidents’ Cup. The former Carleton University standout posted 41 points in the regular season and eight points in the playoffs as a transition player.   


Leading the Axemen offensively will be Tim Bergin. Bergin led Capital Region in points during the regular season with 60 in fourteen games, almost doubling the Axemen’s next leading scorer. Bergin went on to lead the QSLL in playoff scoring with 26 points in five games. After being limited to just four games in the regular season, Mike Dube registered solid playoff numbers. Dube finished with 13 points, tying Jordan Joncas for second on the Axemen in playoff scoring.


Brett Perras is set to tend the twine for the Axemen. Perras, who previously spent time with the Philadelphia Wings, led all QSLL goaltenders in save percentage (.821) and saves (437) in the regular season. The Cornwall native faced more rubber than any goalie during playoffs turning aside 202 shots in five games.


Capital Region will play six games during the round robin of the Presidents’ Cup, including two in one day Tuesday, August 27. A full schedule can be found below.


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Mon, Aug 26, 12 p.m.  vs. Onondoga Redhawks (CanAm)


Tue, Aug 27, 11 a.m.   vs. Caughnawaga Indians (ILA)


Tue, Aug 27,  5 p.m.    vs. Calgary Mountaineers (AB)


Wed, Aug 28, 2 p.m.    vs. St. Catherines Saints (ON)


Thu, Aug 29, 8 p.m.     vs. Kahnawake Mohawks (Hosts)


Fri, Aug 30,   5 p.m.     vs. Nanaimo Timbermen (BC)