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Road Challenge


By Fred Wallace

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


The Ontario Senior Lacrosse Playoffs commence tomorrow night with a semifinal match in Oakville between the Titans and the Brooklin Merchants.

Saturday night in Six Nations, the regular season champion Rivermen will host the Owen Sound Bug Juice Senior NorthStars in game 1 of their best of 5.

Game 2 for the NorthStars & Rivermen is Sunday night at 7 at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre.

The Rivermen finished the regular season with a record of 12 & 3 and won their last 8 games in a row.

In fact, their last defeat was Sunday June 2nd when they lost Owen Sound. Against the Bug Juice NorthStars

And that's the curiosity about the Owen Sound squad.

The NorthStars hit the post season on a 3 game losing streak; a victory in any of those 3 matches would have secured them 3rd place, maybe even 2nd, rather than 4th place.

But Owen Sound has a seasonal victory over each of the other 3 semifinal contestants which has to give them confidence heading into the playoffs.

The caveat is that Owen Sound has not won at Six Nations, or at Oakville, or at Brooklin this year and coming in as the # 4 seed for the playoffs means road wins are needed if they hope to advance.

You can hear the entire Bug Juice NorthStars-Rivermen Semifinal series live on 560 CFOS with Joe's Garage-Shorty's Grill NorthStar Radio.


I'm Fred Wallace


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