Oakville Buzz

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Oakville Buzz
Oakville Buzz.jpg
City Oakville, Ontario
League OLA Junior B Lacrosse League
Founded 2001
Home Arena Toronto Rock Athletic Centre
Colours Gold, Black, and White
Coach Michael Bentivegna
General Manager Ken Gillies
Captain Colton Watkinson

The Oakville Buzz are Junior "B" box lacrosse team from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The Buzz play in the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League. The Buzz won the 2006 Founders Cup Canadian National Champions. As of the 2009 season, the Buzz will moving to the West Conference, playing in the South West Division. In 2011 the Buzz returned to Eastern Conference play when the Brampton Excelsiors were granted a new franchise.

History[edit]

The Oakville Buzz were founded in 2001. In 2005, they were often thought to be next in line to win the National Title. These dreams were squashed by the surging Elora Mohawks squad in the League Finals.

2006 Playoff Run[edit]

Finishing the 2006 season 19-1-0, their only loss came at the hands of the Mimico Mountaineers late in the season. The first round pitted them against the Halton Hills Bulldogs, whom they swept in three games. The Quarter-final was against Scarborough Saints, another three game sweep. The Conference Final was against Mimico Mountaineers, a third straight sweep. The Final was against the Orangeville Northmen. Oakville took Games 1 and 2 10-5 and 8-6. Orangeville gasped for breath in Game 3, handing the Buzz their second loss of the campaign 8-7. The Buzz shut the Northmen down in Game 4, but it was a close 5-1 game. The Buzz won their first ever league title and a trip to their first Founders Cup, to take place in Windsor, Ontario.

On August 23, the Buzz squared off against the Sherbrooke Jr. Extrême in their first ever national level game. The Buzz did not disappoint, winning 16-2. Their second game was a 19-5 win against the Saskatoon Smash the next night. Their third game was a 12-3 victory against the Calgary Shamrocks to clinch the pool's first seed. Their semi-final game was against the Calgary Shamrocks again, crushing them 21-9. This set up an All-Ontario Founders Cup Final between the Buzz and the Windsor Fratmen. The Fratmen finished the OLA regular season with a 13-6-1 record, winning their division. Despite the early tournament prowess of the Fratmen, the Buzz eased their way into a 10-4 victory to win their first ever Founders Cup National Title.

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T GF GA PTS Placing Playoffs
2001 20 5 15 0 150 202 10 10th OLA-B East DNQ
2002 22 7 15 0 161 196 14 8th OLA-B East Lost 1st Round
2003 20 11 9 0 184 162 22 8th OLA-B East Lost 1st Round
2004 20 11 9 0 189 164 22 8th OLA-B East Lost 1st Round
2005 20 17 2 1 249 138 35 1st OLA-B East Ontario Jr B Finalist
2006 20 19 1 0 251 109 38 1st OLA-B East Won League, Won Founders Cup
2007 20 14 4 2 207 140 30 4th OLA-B East Lost 1st Round
2008 20 17 3 0 195 122 34 1st OLA-B East Eastern Conference Semi-Finalist
2009 20 12 8 0 139 116 24 6th OLA-B West Lost Conference Quarter-Finals
2010 20 11 9 0 168 158 22 7th OLA-B West Lost Conference Quarter-Finals
2011 20 13 7 0 209 138 26 5th OLA-B East Lost Conference Quarter-Finals
2012 20 13 6 1 231 146 27 4th OLA-B East Lost Conference Semi-Finals
2013 20 12 8 0 203 171 24 4th OLA-B East Lost Conference Semi-Finals

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