Friday, March 23, 2012

A Look at the 2012 OLA Junior A Schedule

The OLA Jr. A Schedule is out and it's going to be an action packed 2 months before Canada Day. The schedule was condensed to accomodate the large contingent of players heading to Finland for the Junior World Field Lacrosse Championships. The best of 5 Opening Round of playoffs will take place from July 1st to July 7th.

May Highlights:
KW hosts Peterborough on May 6th to kick off the season.
The Beach (aka- Northmen farm team) looks to impress their new leadership (Northmen alumni, Brodie Merrill and Bruce Codd) when they visit Tony Rose on May 11th.
Six Nations looks to avenge their two defeats to Brampton in 2011, starting with a visit to the rowdy Powerade Centre on May 18.
Our first rematch of the 2011 championship has the Minto Champion Warriors in Orangeville on May 20th.
The second game is back in Whitby on May 29th. Two great games to get out and watch.
The Beach visits Mississauga on May 27th. Two teams enter, one team leaves...victorious.
Six Nations plays a gruelling 3 games in 4 nights starting in Orangeville on May 25, then at home vs Burlington May 27 and on the road to Peterborough on May 28. That will be a real test for the Arrows.

June Highlights:
June begins with Peterborough at Orangeville on the 1st. Will the Lakers still be feeling the sting from the Game 7 heartbreaker in last year's playoffs?
June 3rd has two big matches as St. Catherines heads to Brampton and Orangeville visits Six Nations.
Peterborough travels to Brampton on June 8th after knocking the Excelsiors out of last year's playoffs with a surprising sweep. Brampton will be looking for a measure of redemption
Six Nations visits the home of the 2012 Minto Cup and sight of their demise last year, when they head to Whitby on June 23rd.
June 29th is the busiest day of the season with 10 of 11 teams playing. With the playoffs starting a couple of days later, watch for this day to be the determining day for seedings.
The regular season ends on June 30th with the always entertaining Six Nations vs St. Catherines derby. This could be a potential playoff matchup by this time of the year so look for both teams to battle tooth and nail to the finish.

The full schedule will be posted shortly, once it has been properly formatted.

For your OLA Junior A scoreboard, visit the league's website:

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