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

WATCH: Preseason Hype Video

The Guelph Jr B Regals are excited to release a preseason hype video, created by Ward 1 Studios.

Part of Ward 1 Studios’ new One Community program, the crew and the Regals teamed up to create a unique and exciting video to get players and fans looking forward to the 2018 season.

The video was shot over 2 days in locations in Guelph and Kitchener.

The team would like to give a big thank you to Ward 1 Studios and Moves Fitness – both in Guelph – for their time and contributions to making this video a success!


2018 Coaching Staff Announced

The Guelph Jr B Regals Lacrosse Club announced the Coaching Staff for the 2018 season on Thursday afternoon:

Head Coach: Ken Hastie

Assistant Coach: Lewis White

Assistant Coach: Jay Martin

Goalie Coach: Blair Hastie

Leading the charge behind the bench is Ken Hastie. Hastie returned to the Jr B Regals for his second stint with the club midway through the 2017 season. Hastie was last with the Regals in the 2011 season when he served as the team’s General Manager and Assistant Coach.

Also back for the 2018 season is Lewis White. A Guelph Minor Lacrosse Association and Guelph Jr B graduate, White will be helping the offence once again in the upcoming season.

New to the Jr B Coaching Staff for 2018 is Assistant Jay Martin, as well as Blair Hastie, who will be overseeing the development of the team’s goaltenders.

Martin joins the Regals with a wealth of coaching experience at the Junior and Minor levels. Most recently, Martin was head coach of the 2017 Guelph Midget team, guiding them to a 4th place finish in the “A” division. Before that, he coached Jr B in Elora and Guelph.

Blair Hastie, a goalie himself, is the brother of Ken and will be the first full-time Goalie Coach the team has had since 2011.

The entire Coaching Staff and Management Team is looking forward to what is shaping up to be a promising 2018 season.

The team will be holding various events during the off-season in preparation for the upcoming season.

Follow the Jr B Regals social media accounts for the latest news!

Regals To Host Development Camp December 27

The Guelph Jr B Regals Lacrosse Club are excited to announce that they will be holding a Winter Development Camp on Wednesday, December 27 from 6-9 PM at Queensmount Arena in Kitchener.

Any players interested in furthering their lacrosse careers at the Jr level and/or playing Jr B in Guelph in 2018 are highly encouraged to attend. If you are interested in attending and live in a centre outside of Guelph, you will need to bring a Permission To Run letter with you.

The club will also be holding a Player & Parent Orientation for those who are looking to learn more about Junior Lacrosse, the options players have, team expectations, and meet the coaching staff.

6 – 7 PM – Player/Parent Orientation

7-9 PM – Development Camp

Any interested players in attending or have questions, please contact Matt Pelkey at There is a $5 cost for players attending.

We looking forward to seeing everyone out!

2018 Camp & Regular Season Schedule

The Jr B Regals announced their 2018 Training Camp dates and Regular Season schedule earlier this month.

Returning to Victoria Road Arena – the Regals’ home rink since the 1992 season – after major renovations, the Regals will kick off the 2018 regular season campaign against the rival Elora Mohawks on Friday, April 20.

Guelph hits the road for a season-long five-game road swing from April 27 to May 6. However, the team will play five of their six June games at home, finishing the season on Sunday, June 17 against the visiting Windsor Clippers.

The Regals kick officially kick off the 2018 season when they hit the floor on Sunday, March 4 at Queensmount Arena in Kitchener for the team’s 27th Training Camp.

Here are the camp dates:

March 4th – 3 to 5 pm
March 11th – 12 to 2 pm
March 17th – 2 to 4 pm
March 24th – 10 am to 12 pm
April 7 – All Day Tournament (hosted in St. Catharines)

Any players attending from a centre outside of Guelph must bring a permission to run letter. Each run is $10 per session.

If you have any questions, please contact the club.

2018 Schedule


Regals Run to First Win of 2017

By Rob Massey

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE – The losing streak is over.

The Regals scored five times in the first 7.5 minutes of the game and ran to their first win of the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League season Sunday afternoon, a 16-6 win over the Niagara Thunderhawks at the Meridian Credit Union Arena.

The Regals, who had a long, soul-searching talk after a one-sided loss to the Elora Mohawks Friday night at the Sleeman Centre, led Niagara 5-4 at the end of the first period and 10-5 after the second.

For the full story by Rob Massey, click here.


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.


Regals To Play 8 Games At Sleeman Centre, 2 At West End

As the construction of Victoria Road Arena continues to take place, the Guelph Jr B Regals found themselves looking for a home for the second consecutive summer.

After playing in Cambridge at Galt Arena Gardens for the 2016 season with the mindset that Victoria Road Arena would be open for the 2017 lacrosse season, the Regals are glad to be back in their hometown.

“We are ecstatic to be back playing in Guelph,” said Regals General Manager Matt Pelkey.

“Our experience in Cambridge was great last year and they treated us very well, but it was tough to be outside of Guelph. Our Board worked extremely hard to get this team back in town after we found out that the renovations at Victoria Road were going to take longer than initially expected,” Pelkey said.

Renovations to the Regals’ home arena at Victoria Road were originally planned to be complete in May of this year. However, changes happened over the winter and the first floor booking at the arena was pushed back to July 2, well after the Junior B lacrosse regular season will have concluded.

That left the Jr B Regals once again searching for a place to play.

“There were times we thought we may have to leave Guelph again for the summer, but our Board was awesome and the City of Guelph helped us out a lot with finding floor time here. We’re absolutely thrilled to be back home.”

With floor hockey, roller derby and minor lacrosse all competing for floor time, it was tough to find needed floor time for the Jr B Regals. Then, the team finally reached a deal with the Sleeman Centre that will allow for the team to play its regular season and playoff home games at in addition to practices.

Due to previously-scheduled events, the Jr B Regals will not play their first game at the Sleeman Centre until May 12, their third home contest of the season, when they host the Elora Mohawks. The first two regular season games – against Owen Sound on April 30 and Orangeville on May 7 – will be played at West End Recreation Centre.

Below is the 2017 Regular Season Home Schedule:

Sun. April 30 – vs Owen Sound – 3:00 PM – West End

Sun. May 7 – vs Orangeville – 7:00 PM – West End

Fri. May 12 – vs Elora – 8:00 PM – Sleeman Centre

Fri. May 19 – vs Orangeville – 8:00 PM – Sleeman Centre

Fri. May 26 – vs St. Catharines – 8:00 PM – Sleeman Centre

Sun. May 28 – vs Welland – 7:00 PM –  Sleeman Centre

Wed. June 7 – vs Pt. Edward – 8:00 PM – Sleeman Centre

Sun. June 11 – vs Six Nations – 7:00 PM – Sleeman Centre

Fri. June 16 – vs Elora – 8:00 PM – Sleeman Centre

Sun. June 18 – vs Wallaceburg – 4:00 PM – Sleeman Centre

The Jr B Regals kick off the 2017 season on Saturday, April 15 when they visit the Elora Mohawks. Game time is slated for 7:00 PM.

New Logo, 2017 Schedule & Training Camp Dates Announced

Guelph Jr B Regals Logo

With a new season comes a new look for the Guelph Jr. B Regals.

The team revealed their new logo and announced their 2017 regular season schedule along with the team’s Training Camp dates today.

The team’s new logo, pictured above, maintains the club’s main colours of blue, red and white, although the shades were tweaked slightly. The logo had previously remained the same for most of the organization’s 25 years of existence, with the 2008 season using a secondary logo to celebrate hosting the Founders Cup.

The new logo brings a modernized and simple look to the Jr. B Guelph lacrosse team.

The Regals will kick off the 2017 regular season on Saturday, April 15 against the rival Elora Mohawks in Elora at 7:00 p.m. The team will play its home opener on Sunday, April 30 versus divisional foe Owen Sound when the NorthStars come to Guelph for a 3:00 p.m. game start.

The Regals will kick off its 26th Training Camp on Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. at Queensmount Arena in Kitchener. The camp concludes Sunday, April 9 with an exhibition game versus the Wallaceburg Red Devils at 3:00 p.m. at Queensmount Arena.

Below is the 2017 Training Camp schedule. For criteria on your eligibility, please see the below photo.

Sat. March 18 –  8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Sun. March 26 – 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sat. April 1 – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Sat. April 8 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.      

Sun. April 9 – 3:00 p.m. (vs WAL)

2017 Camp Criteria

The Regals begin their quest for a third consecutive playoff berth after finishing the 2016 regular season with a record of 11-9 before bowing out to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Thunderhawks in the 1st round of a best-of-5 playoffs 3 games to 1.

Regals set to battle Thunderhawks

Regals to play N.O.T.L. Thunderhawks in 1st Round of OJBLL Playoffs

Regals NOTL 2016 Playoff PreviewWhen the final horn sounded on the Guelph Jr. B Regals’ regular season on Sunday evening – an 8-7 victory over Owen Sound – they clinched the sixth seed in the Ontario Junior “B” Lacrosse League’s Western Conference, setting themselves up for a first round battle with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Thunderhawks.

In their only meeting of the season, the Thunderhawks edged Guelph 6-5 in what was a thrilling game from start to finish at Galt Arena Gardens in Cambridge. In that game back on May 14, the Regals’ Jay Milne broke a 4-4 tie to give the home team a one-goal lead with just 5:21 left to play in the game. Niagara’s Brandon Sveda knotted the game at five shortly after and Zach Luis scored the eventual game winner with a mere 1:23 remaining in regulation. 

Although the two teams only squared up for one game in the 2016 season, Junior “B” lacrosse fans are in for a treat should the series be anything like their lone mid-May meeting.

Both teams have made significant moves in order to boost their lineups since then. In the weeks leading up to the OJBLL Trade Deadline, the Thunderhawks added fifth-year left-offensive player Everett Milberry from Welland, the team that he had spent his entire Junior lacrosse career with up until his trade to Niagara. The Regals made some moves of their own before the June 18 deadline, having acquired O Bryce Mayea (from Hamilton), D Cody Brown (from Newmarket) and on Monday picked up O/T Ryan Carruthers from London. 

Both Guelph and Niagara have the offensive firepower to blow the series open, however, that seems unlikely given the steady defence and solid goaltending each squad brings to the table. 

The series will kick off when Game 1 begins Friday night in Niagara at Meridian Credit Union Arena in Niagara-on-the-Lake at 8:00 p.m. Here is the entire schedule for the first round:

Game #1: Fri. June 24 @ Niagara – 8:00 p.m. (Meridian Credit Union Arena)

Game #2: Sun. June 26 @ Guelph – 7:30 p.m. (Galt Arena Gardens)

Game #3: Wed. June 29 @ Niagara – 8:00 p.m. (Meridian Credit Union Arena)

*Game #4: Sat. July 2 @ Guelph – 7:00 p.m. (Galt Arena Gardens)

*Game #5: Sun. July 3 @ Niagara – 7:00 p.m. (Meridian Credit Union Arena)

*if necessary

Regals NOTL Playoff Infographic