St. Catharines Spartans

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St. Catharines Spartans
St. Catharines Spartans lacrosse.jpg
Sport Box lacrosse
Founded 1969
League OLA Junior B Lacrosse League
Based in St. Catharines, Ontario
Arena Merritton Arena & Lions Club
Colours Red, Black, and White
Head coach Matt Attwood
General Manager Chris Spiers
History
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Warriors 1969 - 1984
  • Niagara Spartan Warriors 1985 - 1994
  • Spartan Warriors 1995 - 2001
  • St. Catharines Spartans 2002 - present

The St. Catharines Spartans are a Junior "B" box lacrosse team from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The Spartans play in the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League.

History[edit]

Spartans goalie in 2014.
Spartans player in 2014.

The St. Catharines Spartans franchise won the Founders Cup as Canada's Junior B box lacrosse champions in 1981 and 1996. In 2002, the Spartans were league champions again, but lost the national final to the Clarington Green Gaels.

Founded in 1979, as the Niagara-on-the-Lake Warriors, the Warriors won their league and the national championship in only their third season. In 1984, the team changed its name to the Niagara Spartan Warriors.

In 1994, the team shortened its name to just the "Spartan Warriors" and in 1996 won the league and national championships again. In the 1996 national final, the Spartan Warriors defeated the Orillia Rama Kings to win it all. After the 2001 season, the team changed its name to the St. Catharines Spartans.

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
1979 22 4 16 2 248 200 10 5th OJBLL West
1980 16 8 8 0 214 200 16 3rd OJBLL Central Lost 1st Round
1981 20 18 2 0 363 201 36 1st OJBLL West Won League, Won Founders Cup
1982 24 5 19 0 273 371 10 6th OJBLL West DNQ
1983 22 14 6 0 322 279 28 3rd OJBLL West Lost Quarter-final
1984 20 9 10 1 272 265 19 2nd OJBLL Div IV Lost Quarter-final
1985 24 13 11 0 315 305 26 5th OJBLL West Won Tier II Title
1986 20 6 14 0 259 357 12 4th OJBLL West Lost Quarter-final
1987 24 14 10 0 304 371 28 3rd OJBLL West Lost Quarter-final
1988 20 11 8 1 216 223 23 4th OJBLL West Lost Quarter-final
1989 20 10 10 0 189 196 20 6th OJBLL Lost Quarter-final
1990 20 7 12 1 189 229 15 8th OJBLL Lost Quarter-final
1991 18 0 18 0 111 353 0 10th OJBLL DNQ
1992 20 4 16 0 172 336 8 10th OJBLL DNQ
1993 22 7 15 0 202 265 14 9th OJBLL DNQ
1994 22 15 6 1 291 210 31 2nd OJBLL Lost Final
1995 22 18 4 0 345 191 36 1st OJBLL West Lost Final
1996 22 19 3 0 334 201 38 1st OJBLL West Won League, Won Founders Cup
1997 22 16 6 0 304 221 32 2nd OJBLL West Lost Semi-final
1998 24 5 18 1 200 307 11 8th OJBLL West DNQ
1999 21 15 6 0 259 187 30 2nd OJBLL West Lost Semi-final
2000 21 14 7 0 238 189 28 3rd OJBLL West Lost Quarter-final
2001 20 15 5 0 229 136 30 3rd OJBLL West Lost 1st Round
2002 22 19 2 1 233 123 39 1st OJBLL West Won League
2003 20 17 2 1 245 123 35 1st OJBLL West Lost Semi-final
2004 20 17 3 0 267 119 34 2nd OJBLL West Lost Semi-final
2005 20 18 2 0 270 129 36 1st OJBLL West Lost Quarter-final
2006 20 13 7 0 167 134 26 4th OJBLL West Lost Quarter-final
2007 20 9 10 1 151 153 19 9th OJBLL West DNQ
2008 20 11 9 0 168 166 22 6th OJBLL West Lost Conference QF
2009 20 12 8 0 126 111 24 7th OJBLL West Lost Conference QF
2010 20 10 10 0 155 142 20 8th OJBLL West Lost Conference QF
2011 20 12 7 1 183 161 25 5th OJBLL West Lost Conference QF
2012 20 13 7 0 202 200 26 4th OJBLL West Lost Conference QF
2013 20 10 9 1 170 175 21 7th OJBLL West Lost Conference QF
2014 20 11 9 0 205 161 32 7th OJBLL West Lost Conference QF

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