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2019 Tryout Dates Announced

The Guelph Jr. B Regals Lacrosse Club announced its first 5 dates of training camp for the 2019 season.

The club will hit the floor for its 28th season on Sunday, March 3, when new head coach Al Burton will have his first look at his new team. Burton, who had previously been at the helm of the Oakville Buzz Jr. B team, rounded out his coaching staff this week with two assistants that will be formally announced in the coming days.

The Regals are anticipating a competitive camp with several position battles.

“My philosophy is to ensure that everyone is competing hard for positions, whether you’re a veteran or rookie,” Burton said.

“We want to ensure that all players are being held accountable. I’m not coming in with a hard line disciplinary approach. However, it’s a highly motivated firm but fair approach. On the first day of camp, every team in the league is in first place.”

The first 5 tryout dates are:

Sun. March 3 | 12 – 2 PM

Sun. March 10 | 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Sun. March 17 | 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Sun. March 24 | 10 AM – 12 PM

Sun. March 31 | 3:30 – 5 PM

Additional camp dates and exhibition games will be announced in the near future.

The camp is open to all interested players who were born between 2002 and 1998. If you are interested in attending the camp and do not reside in Guelph, a Permission to Run letter will be required from your home association before being permitted to step on the floor.

If you have any questions, please contact GM Matt Pelkey at pelks19@yahoo.ca.

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2018 OJBLL Pre-Season Tournament Schedules

Lacrosse is coming.

The first “Junior” league to begin play is the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League (OJBLL) and the majority of teams have begun shaking off the cobwebs. Players have started to battle it out for roster spots at Training Camps and fans will soon be able to get their lacrosse fix with exhibition games!

There are several pre-season Jr B tournaments taking place this season, and it all begins on Easter Weekend in Six Nations. Each tournament will feature shortened games with the exception of the Green Gaels Tournament on April 7, which will play full-length contests.

Here is a full list of 2018 Jr B exhibition tournaments in Ontario and their schedules:

Saturday, March 31 in Six Nations (Iroquois Lacrosse Arena)

Six Nations vs Six Nations Jr.C 9:00 AM
Six Nations vs London 10:00 AM
Windsor vs Hamilton 11:00 AM
Brantford Jr.C vs Six Nations Jr.C 12:00 PM
Six Nations vs Hamilton 1:00 PM
Windsor vs London 2:00 PM
Wilmot Jr.C vs Six Nations Jr.C 3:00 PM
Hamilton vs London 4:00 PM
Six Nations vs Windsor 5:00 PM

Saturday, April 7 in St. Catharines (Merritton Arena)

Mississauga vs Spartan 9:00 AM
Newmarket vs Hamilton 10:00 AM
Mississauga vs Niagara 11:00 AM
Six Nations vs Newmarket 12:00 PM
Hamillton vs Mississauga 1:00 PM
Niagara vs Newmarket 2:00 PM
Guelph vs Spartan 3:00 PM
W. Durham vs Six Nations 4:00 PM
Hamillton vs Guelph 5:00 PM
Niagara vs W. Durham 6:00 PM
Guelph vs Six Nations 7:00 PM
W. Durham vs Spartan 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 7 in Elora (Elora Community Centre)

London vs Elora 10:00 AM
Point Edward vs Wilmot 11:30 AM
Owen Sound vs London 1:00 PM
Point Edward vs Elora 2:30 PM
Wilmot vs Owen Sound 4:00 PM
London vs Point Edward 5:30 PM
Owen Sound vs Elora 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 7 in Hampton (Darlington Sports Centre)

 Green Gaels vs Welland 9:20 AM
Oakville vs Wallaceburg 11:30 AM
Welland vs Oakville 2:40 PM
Wallaceburg vs Green Gaels 4:50 PM

Saturday, April 14 in Orangeville

Orangeville vs Newmarket 9:00 AM
Owen Sound vs Brampton 10:45 AM
Windsor vs Oakville 12:30 PM
Elora vs Newmarket 2:15 PM
Owen Sound vs Brampton 4:00 PM
Windsor vs Elora 5:45 PM
Orangeville vs Oakville 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 21 in Gloucester

Gloucester vs Nepean 9:30 AM
Kahnawake vs Akwesasne 10:45 AM
Gloucester vs Kahnawake 12:30 PM
Akwesasne vs Nepean 1:45 PM
Nepean vs Kahnawake 3:30 PM
Gloucester vs Akwesasne 4:45 PM
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Speed, Aggression a focus for Regals

By Rob Massey, Guelph Sports Journal

KITCHENER – The Guelph Regals figure on being a young squad in this Ontario junior B lacrosse league season and they hope to use that youth to increase their speed and aggression.

“We’re going to have a young team and be fast and aggressive and exciting,” coach Keith Begley said following Saturday’s training camp session at Queensmount Arena. “They’re all very energetic and they want to be here. That’s one of the biggest hurdles for a coach, having kids that want to play. If you’ve got that, you can work with them. If not, it’s a lot different.”

Read the entire article by Rob Massey on the Guelph Sports Journal here.