Wallaceburg Red Devils

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Wallaceburg Red Devils
Wallaceburg Red Devils.jpg
Sport Box lacrosse
Founded 1998
League OLA Junior B Lacrosse League
Based in Wallaceburg, Ontario
Arena Wallaceburg Memorial Arena
Colours Red, Black, and White
Head coach

Nick Tredeau

Assist. Coaches:
  • Justin Durston
  • Kirby Celetto
  • Equipment managers
  • Head - Rick Janssens
  • Assistant - Norm O'Dell
  • Assistant - Rob Barr
General manager Kerry Daugherty

The Wallaceburg Red Devils are Junior "B" box lacrosse team from Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada. The Red Devils play in the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League and were 2001 Founders Cup National Champions.

History[edit]

Red Devils goalie in away jersey 2014.
Red Devils player 2014.
Red Devils player in away jersey 2014.

The Wallaceburg Red Devils played their first season in the Summer of 1998. In their early seasons the Red Devils played their home games in the nearby Town of Walpole Island, Ontario. Eventually they moved full time into the town of Wallaceburg.

2001 season[edit]

The Red Devils are best known for coming out of nowhere in 2001 to win the Founders Cup National title. In 2001, the Red Devils were a true sleeper. After their first three season, Wallaceburg was developing quite well as a lacrosse team but showed no real threat towards winning any championships. They finished the regular season quite well with a 16-4-0 record, placing 2nd in the West. In the first round of the playoffs, they defeated the Welland Warlords 3 games to none. In the second round, they beat the Six Nations Red Rebels 4 games to 1. In the Conference Final, they beat the powerhouse Elora Mohawks, who did not lose a regular season game, 3 games to 2. In the series, the Mohawks actually beat the Devils 25-6 in Game 3, but when Elora forced a fifth and deciding game, both teams went the distance with the Red Devils coming out on top 12-11 in double overtime. Both the Red Devils and Scarborough Saints (East Champions) moved on to the Founders Cup, the highest placing of the two would be presented the J.A. MacDonald Trophy as OLA Champions.

At the Founders Cup, in the round robin the Red Devils would beat the Poco Saints 17-6, Calgary Bandits 17-4, the Manitoba Falcons 19-10, and the Edmonton Miners 10-8 to finish first in Pool A. In the crossover semi-final, the Red Devils defeated the Delta Islanders 11-5 to earn a birth into the national final. With the win, as Scarborough lost their semi-final, the Red Devils were declared OLA MacDonald Trophy Champions. In the final, the Red Devils again met Edmonton, this time beating them 10-5 to win the Founders Cup.[1]

Goalie Josh McNaughton was named to the tournament all-star team, while Kevin Dostie was declared the most valuable player.[2]

Since 2001[edit]

The Red Devils have a territorial rivalry with the nearby and much older Point Edward Pacers franchise. In 2003, the Windsor Fratmen (now Windsor Clippers) and London Blue Devils joined the fray and the four teams formed the Far West Division in the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League. The four teams maintain an often heated and competitive rivalry. Since 2003, the Clippers have led the way with 9 division titles, but neither London, Windsor, or Point Edward have won a Founders Cup since Wallaceburg's win in 2001. The Red Devils also have a healthy rivalry with the Six Nations Rebels of Hagersville, Ontario as both teams are based in Native Reserve communities.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Red Devils goalie 2014.

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
1998 24 10 14 0 210 259 20 6th OJBLL West DNQ
1999 21 11 10 0 232 219 22 5th OJBLL West Lost Conf. QF, 0-3 (Mavericks)
2000 21 9 12 0 225 242 18 5th OJBLL West DNQ
2001 20 16 4 0 220 141 32 2nd OJBLL West Won Conf. QF, 3-0 (Warlords)
Won Conf. SF, 4-1 (Red Rebels)
Won Conf. Final, 3-2 (Mohawks)
Declared League Champions (Saints)
Due to superior record at Founders Cup
2002 22 4 18 0 117 276 8 11th OJBLL West DNQ
2003 20 3 17 0 158 307 6 12th OJBLL West DNQ
2004 20 7 13 0 168 212 14 9th OJBLL West DNQ
2005 20 5 15 0 146 201 10 10th OJBLL West DNQ
2006 20 10 9 1 200 173 21 8th OJBLL West Lost Conf. QF, 0-3 (Northmen)
2007 20 13 7 0 204 164 26 5th OJBLL West Lost Conf. QF, 1-3 (Mohawks)
2008 20 10 10 0 173 155 20 8th OJBLL West Lost Conf. QF, 0-3 (Rebels)
2009 20 6 13 1 125 171 13 11th OJBLL West DNQ
2010 20 7 13 0 141 198 14 3rd of 4 Far West
10th Western
DNQ
2011 20 9 11 0 194 246 18 3rd of 4 Far West
8th of 13 Western
Tied-14th of 25 OJBLL
Lost Conf. QF, 0-3 (Rebels)
2012 20 13 7 0 211 194 26 2nd of 4 Far West
5th of 14 Western
9th of 26 OJBLL
Won Conf. QF, 3-2 (Spartans)
Won Conf. SF, 3-0 (Blue Devils)
Lost Conf. Final, 2-3 (Rebels)
2013 20 9 11 0 226 234 18 3rd of 4 Far West
9th of 14 Western
Tied-16th of 26 OJBLL
DNQ
2014 20 14 6 0 219 148 28 2nd of 4 Far West
6th of 14 Western
10th of 26 OJBLL
Lost Conf. QF, 2-3 (Clippers)
2015 20 9 10 1 215 185 19 2nd of 4 Far West
8th of 13 Western
13th of 25 OJBLL
Lost Conf. QF, 0-3 (Rebels)
2016 20 8 12 0 189 195 16 2nd of 4 Far West
9th of 13 Western
Tied-16th of 25 OJBLL
DNQ
2017 20 12 7 1 235 166 25 2nd of 4 Far West
5th of 13 Western
Tied-8th of 25 OJBLL
Lost Conf. QF, 1-3 (Clippers)

Founders Cup[edit]

CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Year Round Robin Record
W-L-T
Standing Semifinal Gold Medal Game
2001
Edmonton, AB
W, Poco Saints 17-6
W, Calgary Bandits 17-4
W, Manitoba Falcons 19-10
W, Edmonton Miners 10-8
4-0-0 1st of 5
Pool A
W, Delta Islanders 11-5 W, Edmonton Miners 10-5
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

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