Oakville Buzz

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Oakville Buzz
Oakville Buzz.jpg
Sport Box lacrosse
Founded 2001
League OLA Junior A Lacrosse League
Based in Oakville, Ontario
Arena Joshua's Creek Arena
Colours Gold, Black, and White
Head coach Al Burton
General manager Marc Burton
Captain Nick Crepinsek

The Oakville Buzz are Canadian box lacrosse team from Oakville, Ontario, Canada that play in the Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League.[1] The Buzz played in the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League from 2001-2018. The Buzz won the 2006 Founders Cup Canadian Junior B National Champions.

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 OJBLL East DNQ
2002 22 7 15 0 161 196 14 8th OJBLL East Lost 1st Round
2003 20 11 9 0 184 162 22 8th OJBLL East Lost 1st Round
2004 20 11 9 0 189 164 22 8th OJBLL East Lost 1st Round
2005 20 17 2 1 249 138 35 1st OJBLL East Ontario Jr B Finalist
2006 20 19 1 0 251 109 38 1st OJBLL East Won League, Won Founders Cup
2007 20 14 4 2 207 140 30 4th OJBLL East Lost 1st Round
2008 20 17 3 0 195 122 34 1st OJBLL East Eastern Conference Semi-Finalist
2009 20 12 8 0 139 116 24 6th OJBLL West Lost Conference Quarter-Final
2010 20 11 9 0 168 158 22 7th OJBLL West Lost Conference Quarter-Final
2011 20 13 7 0 209 138 26 5th OJBLL East Lost Conference Quarter-Final
2012 20 13 6 1 231 146 27 4th OJBLL East Lost Conference Semi-Final
2013 20 12 8 0 203 171 24 4th OJBLL East Lost Conference Semi-Final
2014 20 16 4 0 228 147 32 2nd OJBLL East Lost Conference Semi-Final
2015 20 12 8 0 206 171 24 5th OJBLL East Lost Conference Final

Founders Cup[edit]

CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Year Round Robin Record
W-L-T
Standing Semifinal Gold Medal Game
2006
Windsor, ON
W, Sherbrooke Jr. Extreme 16-2
W, Saskatoon Smash 19-5
L, Calgary Shamrocks 12-3
3-0-0 1st of 4
Pool A
W, Calgary Shamrocks 21-9 W, Windsor AKO Fratmen 10-4
CHAMPIONS

Top 10 All Time Buzz Scoring (to end 2016)[edit]

Player GP G A Pts
Eddie Renaud 125 192 238 430
Josh Smyth 135 155 239 394
Brendan Thenhaus 97 169 208 377
Keyan McQueen 112 142 225 367
Foster Cuomo 71 122 132 254
Braden Gallant 96 107 129 236
Spencer Gallant 105 72 140 212
Eric Beatty 53 96 105 201
Chris Moulson 63 62 107 169
Rob Bentivegna 93 58 107 165

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