Owen Sound North Stars

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For the current senior lacrosse team, see Owen Sound NorthStars. For the current OLA Junior B Lacrosse League team, see Owen Sound North Stars Jr. B.
Owen Sound North Stars
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City Owen Sound, Ontario
League Major Series Lacrosse
OLA Senior B Lacrosse League
Operated 1967 (1967)-1995
Home arena Owen Sound Centennial Arena
Colours Orange, Black, and White

The Owen Sound North Stars are a Canadian Senior box lacrosse team. The team played in the City of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada and participated in the Major Series Lacrosse and the OLA Senior B Lacrosse League. The North Stars were four-time Presidents Cup National Champions.

History[edit]

Founded in 1967, the Owen Sound North Stars became Owen Sound's cornerstone for senior lacrosse. In 1951, the Owen Sound Crescents won the Mann Cup as National Senior Champions. Although the experience was a great success, the price was too great as the team forced to fold after winning the Mann Cup and had to give up its top players. The team came back a year later, but was not the same. They eventually dropped down to Senior B for a couple seasons before ultimately folding.

For almost thirty years, the North Stars played hard and made their fans proud at both the Senior A and Senior B level. Some seasons, the North Stars played the entire regular season in Senior A just to compete in the Senior B playoffs. Their biggest rival seems to have been the Fergus Thistles, especially in the late years.

The North Stars won the Senior B league crown five times: 1979, 1980, 1989, 1990, and 1991. The North Stars were also Presidents Cup National Champions four times: 1979, 1980, 1989, and 1991. They were National bronze medallists in 1990.

The team folded in 1995 after a series of dismal years at the Major Senior level. In 2000, the OLA Senior B Lacrosse League was rebuilt and the following season Owen Sound came back to Senior after six years of hibernation. The current incarnation of Owen Sound senior lacrosse is the Owen Sound Woodsmen.

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Season GP W L T GF GA P Results Playoffs
1967 22 8 14 0 223 288 16 7th OLA Sr. B DNQ
1968 20 14 6 0 242 228 28 3rd OLA Sr. B Lost Semi-final
1969 24 19 5 0 337 233 38 2nd OLA Sr. B Lost Quarter-final
1970 24 21 3 0 444 234 42 1st OLA Sr. B Lost Final
1971 24 21 3 0 384 263 42 2nd OLA Sr. B Lost Final
1972 20 15 5 0 378 245 30 2nd OLA Sr. B Lost Semi-final
1973 24 14 9 1 434 355 29 3rd OLA Sr. B Lost Semi-final
1974 20 12 8 0 275 275 24 3rd OLA Major Lost Semi-final
1975 24 15 9 0 371 319 30 2nd OLA Major Lost Final
1976 24 14 9 1 321 306 29 2nd OLA Major Lost Semi-final
1977 24 19 5 0 364 260 38 1st OLA Major Lost Final
1978 24 18 6 0 339 258 36 1st OLA Major Lost Final
1979 24 19 5 0 379 260 38 1st OLA Sr. B Won League, Won Presidents Cup
1980 26 18 6 0 440 340 36 1st OLA Sr. B Won League, Won Presidents Cup
1981 24 13 11 0 311 269 26 4th OLA Major Lost Final
1982 24 16 8 0 307 267 32 3rd OLA Major Lost Semi-final
1983 24 15 9 0 288 250 30 2nd OLA Major Lost Semi-final
1984 24 16 8 0 379 245 32 3rd OLA Major Lost Semi-final
1985 20 12 8 0 298 239 24 3rd OLA Major Lost Semi-final
1986 24 21 3 0 357 212 42 2nd OLA Sr. B Lost Final
1987 20 13 7 0 260 188 26 3rd OLA Major Lost Sr. B Final
1988 24 17 7 0 471 254 34 3rd OLA Major Lost Sr. B Final
1989 20 13 7 0 267 252 26 3rd OLA Major Won Sr. B Final, Won Presidents Cup
1990 18 9 9 0 163 199 18 3rd OLA Major Won Sr. B Final
1991 16 7 9 0 150 150 14 4th OLA Major Won Sr. B Final, Won Presidents Cup
1992 16 5 11 0 135 168 10 4th OLA Major Lost Semi-final
1993 Did Not Participate
1994 20 4 15 1 172 266 9 5th OLA Major DNQ
1995 20 2 18 0 173 263 4 6th OLA Major DNQ

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