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OLA Junior B Lacrosse League

Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League
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Junior B
Sport Box lacrosse
Founded 1966
No. of teams 26
Country  Canada
Most recent champion(s) Six Nations Rebels

The Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League (OJBLL) is a box lacrosse league sanctioned by the Ontario Lacrosse Association in Ontario, Canada. OLA Jr B League Commissioner is currently, Dave Vernon.

History

The Junior "B" level of the Ontario Lacrosse Association has been around since at least 1964. The OLA Jr B League compete for the J. A. MacDonald Trophy annually at the provincial level. At the national level, the OLA-B has been extremely dominant at the Founders Cup tournament only losing out to other leagues a handful of times in the last 40+ years.

The league has changed formats few times in the last few decades. The league has played with no divisions (1990) and with as many as seven (2005). The league presently has 26 teams with 2 Conferences and 3 Divisions, but is ever expanding. In the past few years, the league has expanded to Oakville, Windsor, London, Cornwall, Hamilton, Niagara, Markham, Orangeville, and Welland. Also, for the 2007 season, the City of Caledon applied to resurrect its old Caledon Bandits franchise, but was offered a spot in the new OLA Junior C Lacrosse League in 2008. Kahnawake Hunters joined the OLA Jr B League from the Iroquois Lacrosse Association in 2009. This past year (2012), saw the return of Brampton Jr B Excelsiors to the OLA Jr B league.

In recent years, the most dominant team recently has been the Six Nations Rebels as they've won the J. A. MacDonald Trophy and Founders Cup five times with four (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012) of the titles coming in the last six years. Clarington Green Gaels had a run between 1998 and 2004 when the Gaels won 4 Founders Cups as Canadian Junior "B" champions and 2 J. A. MacDonald Trophy OLA-B Championships. Of the recent expansion of the league, the Oakville Buzz have been the most remarkable franchise to be built. In 2006, the Buzz team went 19-1 and strolled through the playoffs with little opposition. The Buzz went undefeated at the Founders Cup and crushed the hopes of the host Windsor AKO Fratmen, beating them by a score of 10-4 in the final.

Players from the OLA-B and the OLA-A are often drafted straight into the professional level of lacrosse, the National Lacrosse League.

Teams

Eastern Conference
Team Centre
Far-East
Akwesasne Indians Akwesasne
Gloucester Griffins Gloucester
Kahnawake Hunters Kahnawake
Nepean Knights Nepean
Mid-East
Clarington Green Gaels Clarington
Markham Ironheads Markham
Newmarket Saints Newmarket
Orillia Rama Kings Orillia
South-East
Halton Hills Bulldogs Georgetown
Mimico Mountaineers Mimico
Mississauga Tomahawks Mississauga
Oakville Buzz Oakville
Western Conference
Team Centre
Far-West
London Blue Devils London
Sarnia Pacers Sarnia
Wallaceburg Red Devils Wallaceburg
Windsor Clippers Windsor
Mid-West
Brampton Jr. B Excelsiors Brampton
Elora Mohawks Elora
Guelph Regals Guelph
Orangeville Northmen Orangeville
Owen Sound North Stars Owen Sound
South-West
Hamilton Bengals Hamilton
Niagara Thunderhawks Niagara
St. Catharines Spartans St. Catharines
Six Nations Rebels Six Nations
Welland Warlords Welland

Champions

2012 Six Nations Rebels
2011 Six Nations Rebels
2010 Halton Hills Bulldogs
2009 Clarington Green Gaels
2008 Six Nations Rebels
2007 Six Nations Rebels
2006 Oakville Buzz
2005 Elora Mohawks
2004 Clarington Green Gaels
2003 Barrie Tornado
2002 St. Catharines Spartans
2001 Wallaceburg Red Devils
2000 Clarington Green Gaels
1999 Elora Mohawks
1998 Six Nations Red Rebels
1997 Orillia Kings
1996 Spartan Warriors (St. Catharines)
1995 Orillia Kings
1994 Orillia Kings
1993 Owen Sound Flying Dutchmen
1992 Scarborough Saints
1991 Huntsville Hawks
1990 Orangeville Northmen
1989 Orangeville Northmen
1988 Kitchener-Waterloo Braves
1987 Mississauga Tomahawks
1986 Mississauga Tomahawks
1985 Scarborough Saints
1984 Point Edward Pacers
1983 Point Edward Pacers
1982 Owen Sound Signmen
1981 Niagara Warriors
1980 Owen Sound Signmen
1979 Point Edward Pacers
1978 Point Edward Pacers
1977 Scarborough Saints
1976 Elora Mohawks
1975 Windsor Warlocks
1974 Whitby Transporters
1973 Niagara Warriors
1972 Whitby Transporters
1971 Rexdale Warriors
1970 Whitby Transporters
1969 Mississauga PCO's
1968 Elora Mohawks
1967 Elora Mohawks
1966 Toronto Township Combines

Tier II Champions

2000 Halton Hills Bulldogs
1998 Guelph Regals
1997 Elora Mohawks
1987 Six Nations Arrows
1986 Wallaceburg Griffins
1985 Spartan Warriors
1984 Orangeville Northmen

Former Member Teams

Barrie Tornado
Kahnawake Jr. Mohawks
Kitchener-Waterloo Braves
Mississauga Tomahawks
Onondaga Redhawks
Orangeville Northmen
Six Nations Arrows
Windsor Warlocks
Brantford Posse

External links

  • OLA Official Website
  • The Bible of Lacrosse
  • Unofficial OLA Website

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