Archive for July, 2011


Last Night: Orangeville to Junior A finals, St. Catharines eliminates Norwood in Senior B

Jeremy Noble led the Northmen to their fourth straight OLA Junior A final (Photo: Chris Halliday
Jeremy Noble led the Northmen to their fourth straight OLA Junior A final (Photo: Chris Halliday
Game 7 of the Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior A semis was a back and forth affair that, fittingly, became the third overtime contest of the series. In the end, the favoured Northmen took advantage of the home floor they had earned by finishing first in the regular season and booked a finals clash with Whitby.

Jeremy Noble had 2 goals and 4 assists and Orangeville scored the only goals in overtime to beat Peterborough 10-7 and eliminate the Lakers from the playoffs. The Northmen had to overcome another brilliant effort by Lakers goalie Tye Belanger, who made 54 saves as his team was outshot 64-43. READ MORE »


Brooklin/Brampton Major Series Lacrosse semi-final schedule set

The Brooklin Redmen’s web site has announced the schedule for the team’s MSL best-of-seven semi-final against Brampton. The Excelsiors knocked off Ajax in three straight  games in the first round.

Game 1 Thursday August 4, 2011 @ 8 pm at Iroquois Park Sports Centre
Game 2 Friday August 5, 2011 @ 8 pm at Powerade Centre
Game 3 Monday August 8, 2011 @ 8 pm at IPSC
Game 4 Wednesday August 10, 2011 @ 8 pm at Powerade Centre
*Game 5 Thursday August 11, 2011 @ 8 pm at IPSC
*Game 6 Sunday August 14, 2011 @ 8 pm at Powerade Centre
*Game 7 Monday August 15, 2011 @ 8 pm at IPSC

*If necessary

Six Nations leads Kitchener-Waterloo 2-1 in the other first-round matchup. The winner of that series will face Peterborough, who finished first in the regular season, in a series expected to also begin Thursday, August 4.


Last Night: Junior Lakers channelling ‘42 Leafs? Victoria tops Lewis-less Nanaimo

Turner Evans had four points to lead the Lakers to a Game 7 vs Orangeville (Photo: Bryon Johnson, Brampton Guardian)
Turner Evans had four points to lead the Lakers to a Game 7 vs Orangeville (Photo: Bryon Johnson, Brampton Guardian)
The Orangeville Northmen had reeled off 23 straight victories in Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior A play and had a 3-0 lead over the Peterborough Lakers in the semi-finals.

With a run like that going, you could forgive them if they weren’t expecting to face a game 7 in the series. But that’s just what they’ve got on their hands tonight after Turner Evans and Zac Currier had a goal and 3 assists each as Peterborough edged Orangeville 6-5 in last night’s game 6 in the Borough. READ MORE »


OLA Junior B semifinals: Halton Hills vs. Green Gaels, video highlights of Game 2

No strangers to each other in the playoffs, the Halton Hills Bulldogs and Clarington Green Gaels are going at it once again. And thanks to the dual miracle of video AND the wonderful internet, fans can see highlights of games should circumstance not allow them to attend a game in person. And that’s exactly what this video does for us today. Halton Hills leads this series, 2-1, and Game 4 is tomorrow at Halton Hills.


Lewis Ratcliff and T-Men part ways with two games left in the regular season

Lewis Ratcliff has been suspended from the Nanaimo Timbermen permantley, according to the team.
Lewis Ratcliff has been suspended from the Nanaimo Timbermen permantley, according to the team.

BREAKING NEWS coming from the Western Lacrosse Association this afternoon as the Coastal Windows (Nanaimo) Timberman have suspended second leading scorer Lewis Ratcliff for their final two regular season games and the playoffs, should they make it. The T-men are getting ready for a crucial home and home versus their island rivals from Victoria, needing two wins to guarantee themselves a playoff spot, so this moves comes at a very odd time. After the jump, find out what led to this decision and where it leaves Ratcliff and the T-men. READ MORE »


Last Night: New West locks up first place in WLA, Brampton takes 2-0 MSL lead on Ajax

Kyle Rubisch and the Brampton Excelsiors have a 2-0 series lead over Ajax. (Photo: Tim Prothero, Vintage LaX)
Kyle Rubisch and the Brampton Excelsiors have a 2-0 series lead over Ajax. (Photo: Tim Prothero, Vintage LaX)

If it seems like the WLA is getting a lot of love lately, you haven’t been paying attention to the boys out West. Just 2 days ago, we tried to break down the scenario for the final weekend of the regular season and who needed victories. What we didn’t count on were tie games, but the New Westminster Salmonbellies knew what was up and that’s probably why they appeared to pull up in the final seconds last night and settle for an 11-11 tie with Burnaby. Now that the ‘Bellies got that 24th point, they locked up first place because even if Victoria, at 2o points, wins both its remaining games, they can’t clinch first place cause New West owns the season series with the Shamrocks. Elsewhere last night, the Junior B Six Nation squad suffered its first playoff loss of 2011 and Joe Walters, a relative newcomer to Brampton, continued his hot play of late in helping the Excelsiors take a 2-0 series lead against Ajax. READ MORE »


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Former Six Nations star Kent Hill sentenced to life in prison for 2008 murder of woman

Former Six Nations and Onondaga CC star Kent Hill was sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder. (Photo: Syracuse Post-Standard)
Former Six Nations and Onondaga CC star Kent Hill was sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder. (Photo: Syracuse Post-Standard)

The sad story of the 2008 murder of Tashina General came to a conclusion Thursday for Kent Hill, the former Six Nations Arrows star who was convicted last December of second-degree murder. Yesterday, Hill was sentenced to life in prison for the crime. The court ruled that Hill is not eligible for parole for 15 years. The defense had recommended the minimum of 10 years, while the prosecution wanted the maximum 25. But Ontario Superior Court Justice Peter Hambly ruled for 15, saying Hill’s actions were not impulsive. “Kent’s strangulation of Tashina was a deliberate callous act — on his admission he applied pressure to her neck for about three minutes with his thumbs,” the judge said.


Peterborough CLAX team may be seeking new home before playing first game

Peterborogh CLAX team President Jamie Batley may be pointing his club 40 minutes down the highway to Cobourg
Peterborogh CLAX team President Jamie Batley may be pointing his club 40 minutes down the highway to Cobourg
Peterborough’s entry in the Canadian Lacrosse League may be rollin’ on down the highway. Highway 28, that is.

The Peterborough franchise is having trouble reaching an agreement with the city for floor time at the Memorial Centre, largely because of opposition from the Lakers and from the Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. A solution may lie just down the road, however. After the jump, see how a new community centre in a nearby town offers a potential home for the team. READ MORE »


BCJALL Notebook: Possible Three-Match on the West Coast, plus the Brothers Cornwall eye league awards

The Adanacs and ‘Bellies will likely clash in the BCJALL Finals for the third straight year. (Photo: Birds Eye Photography)
The Adanacs and ‘Bellies will likely clash in the BCJALL Finals for the third straight year. (Photo: Birds Eye Photography)

The NHL’s Canucks disappoint fans, the CFL’s Lions are slow out of the gate, and the BCJALL’s Adanacs and Salmonbellies meet in the BC Finals – 3 things that are becoming synonymous with summer on the west coast. The A’s are one win away from sweeping the Victoria Shamrocks and meeting the ‘Bellies in the BCJALL Finals for the third consecutive season after the ‘Bellies won their tight series last night in Delta, 3 games to 1. With the A’s as defending BC champs two years running and the ‘Bellies once again the underdog, will Year 3 be enough for New West to pull off the upset? It will take an epic effort for any team to dethrone the Adanacs. The defending Minto Cup champs are still picking up the steam they gained after a 21-0 regular season _ they’re outscoring Victoria 33-6 through 2 playoff games and look to complete the sweep at home on Saturday. READ MORE »


Last night: Coquitlam’s WLA playoff hopes dim, Brampton strikes first vs. Ajax in MSL

Matt Leveque and the Langley Thunder rallied in the third to defeat Coquitlam last night. (Photo: Langley Thunder)
Matt Leveque and the Langley Thunder rallied in the third to defeat Coquitlam last night. (Photo: Langley Thunder)

This one has to hurt. The Coquitlam Adanacs were on their way in a WLA game they pretty much had to have. They not only led 3-0 and then 3-1 heading into the third period against the Langley Thunder, they had held the Thunder to 1 goal on 34 shots. But then it all fell apart in the third. Rob Van Beek 7 seconds in, then Ian Poole at 1:55, which ties the game before Coquitlam answers. But then came goals from Alex Turner, Mike Grimes and Kyle Belton, all of them unassisted, to give Langley the lead for good en route to a 7-5 win while effectively squashing Coquitlam’s playoff hopes. With 12 points and 1 game left, the most Coquitlam can finish with is 14. Even if the As get that 14th point and Maple Ridge (14) and Nanaimo (14) lose their remaining 2 games, both own the season series tiebreak over Coquitlam.   READ MORE »