And Then Minor Lacrosse Was Done For Another Season

The Midget Nationals are still to be played in Coquitlam, British Columbia.  But here in Ontario, over the past week and weekend minor lacrosse has officially come to a close for the 2010 season.  Below is my recap.

Peewee – What a day for the Burlington Chiefs.  First they had to wait until the end of the day Saturday to hear their fate.  With Whitby playing Six Nations and Clarington playing Orangeville, five teams were still in the hunt for the top three spots.  And three of them could have ended up in first with the bye to the Final.   As it turned out, Six Nations got the fisrt place bye, and Burlington played Whitby Sunday morning to see who advanced.  The Chiefs took that one 5-2, and then on roughly 4 hours rest, came out and were all over Six Nations to win the Gold medal by a 7-3 final score.  A great effort in two games by the Burlington group.

Gold went to Burlington, Silver to Six Nations and Bronze to Clarington who defeated their zone 6 foes from Whitby by a 7-4 score.  

Bantam – I overlooked the Orangeville Northemen in my predictions going in.   Well, I didn’t overlook them but as I was reminded while in Brampton, I did not pick them.  And with 5 minutes left in the 3rd period of the Gold medal game, they were deadlocked with Whitby at 1-1.  A too many men penalty cost them a chance at the upset as the Warriors scored on the ensuing Power Play and added an  empty netter.  The final was 3-1.  I was able to catch this one and it was a great defensive batttle with both goalies playing well.

Gold went to Whitby, Silver to Orangeville and Bronze went to Newmarket over K-w in a close 5-4 score.  Newmarket led 5-1, but K-W came back to make it a close final. 

Midget – Unfortunately, due to my real job, I was unable to get to Sudbury.  And of course I missed out on what sounded like some of the best minor lacrosse of the season.  Congratulations to Six Nations on their Provincial Championship.  And a huge thumbs up to Brampton who almost made me look like a genious  – see the Midget predictions longshot).  Brampton continued their momentum from the last game of qualifier # 2 (beating Whitby to get in), by defeating the Warriors to open the lacrosse portion of the Summer Games.  They did not lose until the Final when the rematch with Six Nations proved to be their only loss of the three days.

Gold went to Six Nations, SIlver to Brampton and Bronze to Whitby who defeated the West Durham Rock, another team that had to run the table in week 2 qualifiers to get in.

Congrats to all winners as well as all competitors.  It was a great display in Brampton, and from all accounts the same in Sudbury.

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