Okotoks Raiders facing potential expulsion from Rocky Mountain Jr A league


The Okotoks Western Wheel has reported that the Okotoks Raiders of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League Junior A division are facing a fight for their existence tonight at a league meeting. The Wheel cites documents leaked to it that say the league’s other three teams–the Calgary Mountaineers, Edmonton Miners and Edmonton Eclipse–”passed a motion to expel the Raiders from the league at a Dec. 5 meeting.” Miners Head Coach AJ Johma is quoted as saying that relations between the Raiders and the rest of the league have been acrimonious throughout Okotoks’ decade-long existence.

Raiders owner and General Manager David Fehr responds that the reasons for the other clubs’ desire to remove his team from the league are entirely personal, rather than professional, according to The Wheel.  Fehr claims that many of the reasons listed for the decision to remove the Raiders from the league are “innuendo, slanderous and out-and-out lies,” he told The Wheel.

RMLL President Bill Sucha responded to a request for information from IL Indoor with the following statement. “Please note that this is an internal issue of the RMLL and as President, I will not comment on matters that are, as yet, unresolved.”

The position of IL Indoor is that this is a matter that impacts lacrosse in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and beyond. We will continue to report on the story, so stay tuned for the latest news.

Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at stamplax@hotmail.com.

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