Sarnia, ON - Senior B lacrosse will be returning to
Sarnia this April, as a press conference held
Saturday afternoon announced the Sarnia Kel-Gor
Beavers would join the Ontario Lacrosse League.
interest again is amazing," said Gord Neely Jr. who
was announced at the press conference
as the teams Head Coach. "We are going to have four
to six pro's or ex-pro's. The competition level is
going to be excellent."
a former Senior B lacrosse team in the St. Clair
Storm, but will now resurrect the Beavers, which
previously won the Ontario Lacrosse League
Championship back in 1953.
will primarily be made up of local players, but with
Sarnia being distant from their closest competitors,
the Beavers will be able to bring in talent from
Wallaceburg, Windsor and London.
already has remarked that this team will be totally
different game then what is happening with the
juniors, with players playing both sides of the
floor on offence and defence rather then being a
specialist on one side. This style of play is common
with the Sarnia Pacers, Sarnia's Junior B lacrosse
our guys to play both ends of the floor," said Neely
Jr. "The secret to the game is still pass-run-catch.
You still have to look after your own end first and
the offence will take care of itself. You got to
keep people off the score sheet and it starts with
and ex-pro's joining the team early, Neely Jr.
expects a high level of competition coming from
Sarnia, and on paper the team looks to be solid from
top to bottom. But he stresses that this is a Senior
level team and the competition to make this team
will be just as tough as the competition in the rest
of the league.
not a teaching league," said Neely Jr. "This is a
league where you got to get results. It is more or
less now try to get the chemistry together where
everybody can react with each other."
Beavers will be apart of the Ontario Lacrosse League
and be featured in the West division along with
Oakville, Six Nations and St. Catherine's. Tryouts
begin in April with the season starting at the end
of the month. Sarnia will play 16 games, eight home
and away games.
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