Rebels Pre-Season Jr B Tournament
2nd Annual Rebels Jr B Pre-Season Tournament
3-Time (1997, 2007, 2008) Founders Cup Champions, Six Nations Jr B Rebels hosted their 2nd Annual Jr B Pre-Season Tournament on Saturday, March 28th at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. More than 850 spectators took in the action which saw 8 teams participate in the event. Six teams from the 2008 OLA Jr B league joined the Rebels on the carpeted floor which were the Cornwall Celtics, Halton Hills Bulldogs, Hamilton Bengals, Oakville Buzz, Sarnia Pacers and Welland Warlords. Also joining the festive Saturday event was the newcomers to the OLA Jr B scene were the Kahnawake Hunters.
The event gives coaches, general managers and Jr B Lacrosse fans a chance to see the all the players under intense game conditions. With all teams playing three games each, the 12-game day was broadcasted by Lacrosse Inside The Game (LITG) founder, Gary Mark. Of the 12 games played, 9 of them were broadcasted by LITG and was viewed by a minimum of 40 viewers for each broadcasts. Since it was a pre-season affair, the game were played under certain conditions. Three 15-minute periods of running time. Therefore, minor penalties were 3-minutes and major penalties were 7-minutes in length with no timeouts allowed. There were 3-minute intermission breaks and a 5-minute warmup for each team. The clock was only stopped at the end of the 1st and 2nd intermission. However if the score was 2-goals or less in the final two-minutes this would be the only other condition for the game clock to stop on a whistle.
Game 1 – Hamilton Bengals 6 Kahnawake Hunters 5; Hamilton Goals by Joey Cupido (2), Brad Mazzacato, Shawn Stringer, Korey Davis, Kyle Parsons. Kahnawake Goals by Hunter Hemlock (2), Brody Goodleaf, Tahna Jacobs, Merrick Carpentier
Game 2 – Welland Warlords 5 Cornwall Celtics 2; Welland Goals by Josh Eldridge (2), Jordy Daradick, P. Contourons, E. Chenard. Cornwall Goals by Tyler Barnhart, Greg Melios
Game 3 – Sarnia Pacers 6 Halton Hills Bulldogs 4; Sarnia Goals by Connor Wright, Jamie Surman, Jim Purves, Connor Smith, Jordan Franchuck, Mike Butler. Halton Hills Goals by Joey McClement, Luke Laidlaw, Jake Harding, Kyle Davis
Game 4 – Welland Warlords 5 Oakville Buzz 4; Josh Eldridge (2), M. Abbott (2), Steve McIlwrath. Oakville Goals by Justin Beatty (2), Alex Kruse, Taylor MacIntosh
Game 5 – Six Nations Rebels 6 Kahnawake Hunters 4; Six Nations Goals by Johnny Powless (2), Torrey VanEvery, Nick Chamas, Jake Bomberry, Rodd Squire. Kahnawake Goals by Hunter Hemlock (2), Merrick Carpentier (2)
Game 6 – Cornwall Celtics 5 Sarnia Pacers 3; Greg Melios (3), Shawn Fontaine, J. P. Paquette. Sarnia Goals by Jim Purves, Connor Smith, Kyle Jackson
Game 7 – Halton Hills Bulldogs 5 Oakville Buzz 5; Halton Hills Goals by Justin Reid, Connor Constante, Dylan Webster, Luke Laidlaw, Nic Grasby. Oakville Goals by Matt Worlidge, Thomas Sacerty, Patrick Corbett, Jamie Elliott, Mark White
Game 8 – Six Nations Rebels 5 Hamilton Bengals 0; Six Nations Goals by Alex Kedoh Hill (2), Shelton VanEvery, Ryley Johnson, Kyle Isaacs. Rebels Shutout by Cody VanEvery and Klayton Maracle
Game 9 – Sarnia Pacers 5 Kahnawake Hunters 3; Connor Wright (2), T J Mara, Jordan Franchuk, Jim Purves. Kahnawake Goals by Hunter Hemlock (2), Thoko Goodleaf
Game 10 – Oakville Buzz 5 Cornwall Celtics 4; Oakville Goals by Patrick Corbett, Taylor Rivers, Braden Gallant, Spencer Gallant, Justin Beatty. Cornwall Goals by Greg Melios (2), Tyler Barnhart (2)
Game 11 – Hamilton Bengals 5 Halton Hills Bulldogs 1; Hamilton Goals by Joey Cupido (3), Zach Hill, Kevin Bomberry. Halton Hills Goal by Justin Reid
Game 12 – Six Nations Rebels 6 Welland Warlords 1; Kyle Isaacs (2), Alex Kedoh Hill, Marty Hill, Randy E. Johnson, Johnny Powless. Welland Goal by Josh Eldridge
This was the 2nd Annual Six Nations Jr B Rebels Pre-Season Lacrosse Tournament. The Rebels organization would like to thank all the lacrosse fans who attended. The organization would also like to thank the Rebels players, coaches, trainers and all the volunteers that gave of the time and effort to help make this years tournament successful.
The Rebels organization would like to thank Gary Mark of Lacrosse Inside The Game for his Web Broadcasting efforts despite technical difficulties beyond his control, and last but not least, Curt Styres, Delby Powless and Josh Powless for the use of the great Iroquois Lacrosse Arena facility.
See you all next year,
Six Nations Jr B Rebels Press Release
1st VP & GM
Six Nations Jr B Rebels Lacrosse Association
P.O. Box # 382