OLA Senior B Lacrosse League

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OLA Senior B Lacrosse League
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OLA Senior B Lacrosse League
Sport Box lacrosse
Founded 1999
No. of teams 7
Country  Canada
Most recent champion(s) Six Nations Riverman (2014)
Official website Senior B

The OLA Senior B Lacrosse League is a box lacrosse league based out of Ontario, Canada sanctioned by the Ontario Lacrosse Association. Many of the players in the league play or have played in the National Lacrosse League. There is inter-league play for a chance at the national championship—the Presidents Cup.

History[edit]

The league was formed in late 1999 with play beginning in 2000. Founding members of the league were the St. Clair Storm, Brooklin Merchants and Arthur Aces. The Owen Sound Woodsmen, Six Nations Crash and Burlington Chiefs were accepted for the 2001 season.

The Ennismore Shamrocks were added for the 2002 season while the Six Nations Crash changed their named to the Six Nations Mohawk Stars.

The league expanded again for 2003 with the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks and the Ajax-Pickering Rock. The loss of the Burlington franchise for the 2004 season was offset by the addition of the Barrie Lakeshores.

The Lakeshores won the league championship in their inaugural season and immediately moved to the O.L.A. Major Series Lacrosse in 2005. At the beginning of the 2006 season, the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks purchased the St. Catharines Athletics Major team, dropping the Senior B league to 7 teams. Also in 2006, the Arthur Aces were renamed the Wellington Aces.

Prior to the start of the 2007 season, the St. Clair Storm announced that they were folding and the Ennismore Shamrocks changed ownership and became the Norwood Nitro.

At the beginning of the 2010 season, the Nitro changed their name to Champs James Gang. Huntsville was added as a new franchise for the 2010 season. The St.Catharines Saints are the newest edition to the league for the 2011 season.

Teams[edit]

Team Joined Centre
Brooklin Merchants 2000 Brooklin, Ontario
Ennismore James Gang 2007 Ennismore, Ontario
Oakville Titans 2000 Oakville, Ontario
Owen Sound NorthStars 2001 Owen Sound, Ontario
St. Catharines Saints 2011 St. Catharines, Ontario
Sarnia Beavers 2012 Sarnia, Ontario
Six Nations Rivermen 2013 Hagersville, Ontario

Clare Levack Memorial Trophy Champions[edit]

Champion moves on to the Presidents Cup national championship.

Year Champion Finalist Series
2000 Brooklin Merchants St. Clair Storm 3-2
2001 Owen Sound Woodsmen Brooklin Merchants 3-0
2002 Owen Sound Woodsmen Six Nations Stars 3-1
2003 Owen Sound Woodsmen Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks 3-2
2004 Barrie Lakeshores Owen Sound Woodsmen 3-2
2005 Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks Mohawk Stars 3-0
2006 Wellington Aces Ajax-Pickering Rock 3-1
2007 Owen Sound Woodsmen Ajax-Pickering Rock 3-0
2008 Owen Sound Woodsmen Brooklin Merchants 3-0
2009 Owen Sound Woodsmen Norwood Nitros 3-0
2010 Owen Sound Woodsmen Norwood Nitros 3-2
2011 St. Catharines Saints Owen Sound Woodsmen 4-2
2012 St. Catharines Saints Owen Sound NorthStars 4-0
2013 St. Catharines Saints Six Nations Rivermen 3-0
2014 Six Nations Riverman Ennismore James Gang 3-1

Presidents Cup Champions[edit]

These are the Presidents Cup National Champions that have come from the OLA.

2003 Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks
2005 Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks
2006 Wellington Aces
2008 Owen Sound Woodsmen
2009 Owen Sound Woodsmen
2013 St. Catharines Saints

Former member teams[edit]

External links[edit]