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Junior Playoffs + Senior Showdown


By Fred Wallace

 Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".


The Ontario Junior B Lacrosse Regular Season concluded Monday & the post season is now underway.

In Owen Sound, the Junior NorthStars are the underdogs as they meet the Hamilton Bengals in a best of 5 Western Conference Quarterfinal which starts Saturday at Hamilton.

Game 2 is Sunday afternoon at 2 pm at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre.

The Bengals finished 3rd in the overall standings with a mark of 15-4 & 1.

Two of their victories were head-to-head with the NorthStars winning 11-6 in Owen Sound on May 11th & 15-2 May 26th at Hamilton.

In spite of that, Owen Sound won 4 of their last 5 games and 7 of their last 9 to finish the season 6th in the West and hit the playoffs with some momentum.

Meanwhile, the Owen Sound Bug Juice NorthStars also have a pair of games this weekend.

The Senior NorthStars go home & home with the league leading Oakville Titans this weekend; Saturday night at 7 at the Bayshore & then Sunday night at 7 in Oakville.

Oakville is 9 & 1 including a season opening 15-6 win at home against the NorthStars May 5th.

For Owen Sound, after starting the year with back to back losses, they've won 6 of their last 7 and have a 4 game win streak going into Saturday's game.

It's notable that in the 6 team Ontario Senior Lacrosse League, the Bug Juicers have beaten everybody.........except Oakville.

Two quick notes; 

1) Saturday's game against Oakville is Owen Sound Minor Lacrosse Night

& 2) if you can't get to either game, they'll be broadcast live on 560 CFOS with Shorty's Grill-Joe's Garage NorthStar Radio

Good Luck to both the Junior NorthStars & the Senior Bug Juice NorthStars this weekend.


I'm Fred Wallace






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