Founders Cup

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Founders Cup Trophy
2006 Founders Cup Logo

The Founders' Cup is the championship trophy of Canada's Junior "B" lacrosse leagues. The custodial duties of this trophy fall upon the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The national champions are determined through a round robin format with a playdown for the final.

History[edit]

The original Founders Cup was inaugurated in 1972 by the CLA in honour of "the founders of organized lacrosse," especially "The Father of Organized Lacrosse", William George Beers of Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Beers wrote the first rulebook of the sport and was key to the organizing the National Lacrosse Association in 1867, the forerunner of the CLA.[1]

Competitive leagues[edit]

Founders' Cup Champions[edit]

Year Champion Finalist Third Host
Castrol Cup era
1964 Guelph Mohawks (ON)
1965 Huntsville Legionaires (ON)
1966 New Westminster Athletics (BC)
1967 Elora Mohawks (ON)
1968 Elora Mohawks (ON)
1969 Vancouver Grandview (BC)
1970 Whitby Transporters (ON)
1971 Victoria McDonalds (BC)
Founders Cup era
1972 Long Branch PCO's* (ON)
1973 NOTL Warriors (ON)
1974 Whitby Transporters (ON)
1975 Windsor Warlocks (ON) Esquimalt (BC) North Glenora Blues (AB) Edmonton, AB
1976 Elora Mohawks (ON) Burnaby (BC) Windsor Warlocks (ON) Windsor, ON
1977 Scarborough Saints (ON) St. John's, NL
1978 Point Edward Pacers (ON)
1979 Point Edward Pacers (ON)
1980 Enoch Tomahawks (AB) Toronto Beaches (ON) Owen Sound Signmen (ON) Baie-Comeau, QC
1981 NOTL Warriors (ON)
1982 Owen Sound Signmen (ON) Delta Islanders (BC) (13-10)[2] Port Coquitlam, BC
1983 Point Edward Pacers (ON)
1984 Point Edward Pacers (ON) Scarborough Saints (ON) Huntsville, ON
1985 Scarborough Saints (ON)
1986 Mississauga Tomahawks (ON) Alberta (AB) Dartmouth, NS
1987 Kitchener-Waterloo Braves (ON) Mississauga Tomahawks (ON) Huntsville Hawks (ON) Kitchener, ON
1988 Kitchener-Waterloo Braves (ON) Sarnia, ON
1989 Orangeville Northmen (ON)
1990 Orangeville Northmen (ON) Port Coquitlam Saints (BC) Esquimalt, BC

(*) denotes in 1972, the Founders Cup was awarded to the Junior "C" Champion instead of the Junior "B" Champion.

Year Gold Medal Game Bronze Medal Game
Champions Score Finalists Third Place Score Fourth Place
1991 Huntsville Hawks
OJBLL
1992
Scarborough, ON
Scarborough Saints
OJBLL - Host
Orillia Kings
OJBLL
1993
Winnipeg, MB
Owen Sound Flying Dutchmen[3]
OJBLL
15-13 Orillia Kings
OJBLL
1994 Orillia Kings
OJBLL
1995
St. Catharines, ON
Orillia Kings
OJBLL
1996 Spartan Warriors
OJBLL
Orillia Kings
OJBLL
1997
Etobicoke, ON
Six Nations Red Rebels[4]
OJBLL
11-9 OT Orillia Kings
OJBLL
Iroquois Nationals[5]
ILA
11-4 Mimico Mountaineers
OJBLL - Host
1998
Akwesasne
Clarington Green Gaels[6]
OJBLL
13-6 Iroquois Nationals
ILA - Host
Six Nations Red Rebels
OJBLL
12-10 Edmonton Miners
RMLL
1999
Milton, ON
Edmonton Miners
RMLL
13-10 Milton Mavericks
OJBLL - Host
Clarington Green Gaels
OJBLL
10-8 Elora Mohawks
OJBLL
2000
Clarington, ON
Clarington Green Gaels
OJBLL - Host
8-6 Iroquois Nationals
ILA
Elora Mohawks
OJBLL
18-1 Calgary Mountaineers
RMLL
2001
Edmonton, AB
Wallaceburg Red Devils
OJBLL
10-5 Edmonton Miners
RMLL - Host
Scarborough Saints
OJBLL
11-10 OT Delta Islanders
WCJLL - Host
2002
Georgetown, ON
Clarington Green Gaels
OJBLL
7-6 St. Catharines Spartans
OJBLL
Edmonton Miners
RMLL
9-7 OT Halton Hills Bulldogs
OJBLL - Host
2003
Port Coquitlam, BC
Barrie Tornado
OJBLL
16-8 Coquitlam Adanacs
WCJLL
Prince George Posse
TOJLL
13-11 OT Port Coquitlam Saints
WCJLL - Host
2004
Elora, ON
Clarington Green Gaels
OJBLL
11-8 Elora Mohawks
OJBLL - Host
Edmonton Warriors
RMLL
15-9 Manitoba Buffalo
RMLL
2005
Saskatoon, SK
Elora Mohawks
OJBLL
11-2 Edmonton Warriors
RMLL
Kamloops Rattlers
TOJLL
6-4 Calgary Shamrocks
RMLL
2006
Windsor, ON
Oakville Buzz
OJBLL
10-4 Windsor AKO Fratmen
OJBLL - Host
Calgary Shamrocks
RMLL
14-4 Iroquois Nationals
ILA
2007
Kamloops, BC
Six Nations Rebels
OJBLL
8-2 Coquitlam Adanacs
WCJLL
Calgary Shamrocks
RMLL
6-5 Calgary Mountaineers
RMLL
2008
Guelph, ON
Six Nations Rebels
OJBLL
8-7 Guelph Regals
OJBLL - Host
Iroquois Nationals
FNLA
5-3 Port Coquitlam Saints
WCJLL
2009
Edmonton, AB
Calgary Mountaineers[7]
RMLL
8-4 Clarington Green Gaels
OJBLL
Edmonton Warriors
RMLL - Host
7-6 Red Deer Rampage
RMLL
2010
Etobicoke, ON
Halton Hills Bulldogs[8]
OJBLL
4-3 2OT Mimico Mountaineers
OJBLL - Host
Kamloops Venom
TOJLL
8-3 Calgary Mountaineers
RMLL
2011
Saskatoon, SK
Six Nations Rebels[9]
OJBLL
14-11 Calgary Mountaineers
RMLL
Saskatchewan SWAT
PGLL - Host
15-7 Manitoba Gryphons
RMLL
2012
Hagersville, ON
Six Nations Rebels[10]
OJBLL - Host
8-7 Akwesasne Indians
OJBLL
Calgary Mountaineers
RMLL
17-11 Onondaga Redhawks
ILA
2013
Winnipeg, MB
Six Nations Rebels[11]
OJBLL
16-12 Calgary Mountaineers
RMLL
Onondaga Redhawks
ILA
14-9 Team Nova Scotia
2014
Halifax, NS
Six Nations Rebels[12]
OJBLL
14-7 Seneca WarChiefs
INJBLL
Team Nova Scotia
Host
11-4 Manitoba Blizzard
RMLL
2015
Calgary, AB
Akwesasne Indians[13]
OJBLL
9-6 OT Seneca WarChiefs
FNJBLL
Calgary Mountaineers
RMLL - Host
9-6 Coquitlam Adanacs
WCJLL
2016
Orangeville, ON
Orangeville Northmen[14]
OJBLL - Host
11-6 Clarington Green Gaels
OJBLL
Seneca WarChiefs
FNJBLL
17-8 Calgary Chill
RMLL
2017
Saskatoon, SK
Orangeville Northmen[15]
OJBLL
18-7 Red Deer Rampage
RMLL
Seneca WarChiefs
FNJBLL
15-8 Manitoba Blizzard
RMLL
2018
Akwesasne
Elora Mohawks[16]
OJBLL
9-5 Seneca WarChiefs
FNJBLL
Coquitlam Adanacs
BCJT1LL
9-8 Manitoba Blizzard
RMLL

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pointstreaksites.com/view/founderscup/information/history
  2. ^ http://www.northstarsjrblax.com/about_us.html
  3. ^ http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/news_item.php?NewsID=101800
  4. ^ http://ammsa.com/publications/windspeaker/all-aboriginal-team-wins-national-championship-0
  5. ^ https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Challenge+leads+to+bronze+(Iroquois+Lacrosse+Association).-a030394299
  6. ^ https://www.durhamregion.com/community-story/3508642-1998-clarington-green-gaels-headed-to-the-hall-of-fame/
  7. ^ https://www.durhamregion.com/community-story/3465456-clarington-green-gaels-shocked-in-founders-final/
  8. ^ https://www.durhamregion.com/community-story/3455862-founders-cup-for-kevin-jenkins/
  9. ^ http://pointstreak.com/news_story.html?id=36432
  10. ^ "Hail to the Champions: Six Nations Rebels Win Record Fifth Founders Cup Lacrosse Title in All-First Nations Final". Indian Country Today. 20 August 2012.
  11. ^ https://tworowtimes.com/sports/six-nations-rebels-three-peat/
  12. ^ "Six Nations Rebels enjoy fourth straight Founders Cup win". Brantford Expositer. 27 August 2014.
  13. ^ https://tworowtimes.com/sports/founders-cup-goes-to-akwesasne/
  14. ^ "Jr B Northmen claim Founders Cup". Orangeville Citizen. 25 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Orangeville Northmen repeat as 2017 Founders Cup champions". Orangeville Banner. 20 August 2017.
  16. ^ https://www.standard-freeholder.com/sports/local-sports/founders-cup-wraps-up-in-akwesasne-with-win-by-elora/wcm/63597760-7043-4ec8-ac8d-6b6d4496292c

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