Welland Generals

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Welland Generals
Welland Generals.jpg
Sport Box lacrosse
Founded 2001
League OLA Junior B Lacrosse League
Based in Welland, Ontario
Arena Welland Main Arena
Colours Blue, Red, and White
General manager Bob Wright

The Welland Generals are Junior "B" box lacrosse team from Welland, Ontario, Canada. The Generals play in the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League. They were originally called the Welland Warlords.

History[edit]

Generals goalie in 2014.
Generals player in 2014.

Founded in 2001 by William (Billy) John House and Louis Savona, the Warlords had two strong seasons from the start. They even made the playoffs those first two seasons. From 2003 until 2006 have been positively dreadful though, capping it off in 2006 with a 0-20-0 record. In a lacrosse hotbed like the Golden Horseshoe it is unfortunate to see Welland suffer through recent seasons. In 2007 they debut new jerseys, sporting the warlord overtop of the background of the Welland river/canal. Also debuting new colours of blue and red. 2008 was a turn-around season for the Warlords as they finished the regular season with a 10-10-0 record and made their first playoff appearance in six years. At the end of the 2008 season Warlords goalie Connor Danko was named Western Conference Rookie of the Year and the Warlords coaching staff was named Western Conference Coaching Staff of the Year.

2009 was the most successful season in franchise history. The Warlords finished the regular season with a 13-6-1 record which was good for fourth in the Western Conference. In the 1st round of the playoffs the Warlords defeated the Guelph Regals 3 games to 1 in a best-of-five series. With this series the team won its first playoff game and series in franchise history. In the second round the Warlords faced the Six Nations Rebels, a team in which they finished tied with in the regular season standings. The Warlords pushed the back-to-back Founder's Cup champions to the brink only to lose in 8-7 in the 5th game to lose the series 3 games to 2. The game was surrounded by controversy as the Warlords launched a protest with the Ontario Lacrosse Association over the use of an illegal player. The decision was that the player was elidgible only due to mistakes made by minor lacrosse Zone 9 and the OLA. Following this season the Warlords captain, Kevin Floris, was named the Western Conference Most Valuable Player.

In recent years, the team changed its moniker to the "Generals".

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 8 10 2 164 173 18 6th OJBLL West Lost 1st Round
2002 22 10 12 0 197 215 20 7th OJBLL West Lost 1st Round
2003 20 6 14 0 190 271 12 8th OJBLL West DNQ
2004 20 1 19 0 120 308 2 12th OJBLL West DNQ
2005 20 3 17 0 131 274 6 12th OJBLL West DNQ
2006 20 0 20 0 97 292 0 13th OJBLL West DNQ
2007 20 0 20 0 101 248 0 13th OJBLL West DNQ
2008 20 10 10 0 113 128 20 7th OJBLL West Lost Conference QF
2009 20 13 6 1 133 117 27 4th OJBLL West Lost Conference SF
2010 20 13 7 0 143 128 26 4th OJBLL West Lost Conference QF
2011 20 4 15 1 160 221 9 12th OJBLL West DNQ
2012 20 5 15 0 173 252 10 12th OJBLL West DNQ
2013 20 7 12 1 195 229 15 10th OJBLL West DNQ
2014 20 7 12 1 195 226 15 8th OJBLL West Lost Conference QF
2015 20 4 16 0 145 240 8 12th OJBLL West

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