Six Nations Jr B Rebels Lacrosse Association Alumni
Six Nations Rebels Alumni Statistics
(1996 to 2012)
Six Nations Rebels 285 Players
34 National Lacrosse League Graduates
Six Nations Jr B Rebels Lacrosse Association
5-Time Founders Cup Champions (1997, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012)
Six Nations Rebels 2008 Founders Cup Champion coaching staff: - (Left to Right) Derek General (Goalie Coach), Rayce Vyse (Assistant Coach), Stew Monture (Head Coach), Cory Bomberry (Assistant Coach), Roger Vyse (Assistant Coach) and Derek Sandy (Equipment Manager)
5 - Time Founders Cup (Canadian Jr B) Champions (1997, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012)
Initially named the Six Nations Red Rebels. The Red Rebels follow in the tradition of the Six Nations Jr A Arrows . After years of success of the Arrows on the Six Nations Reserve, in 1996, it became clear that it was time to add a second tier of Junior lacrosse to the region. Current population base of 25,000 members.
Red Rebels began operations in 1996 to compete in the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA). The Red Rebels completed their Inaugural season in 7th-place of the OLA Jr B Western Conference with a record of 5 wins, 17 losses.
However, in just the 2nd year of operations, the Red Rebels had a memorable year. Finishing the regular season by winning the Western Conference with a record of 18 wins, 4 losses. Orillia Rama Kings would win the J. A. MacDonald Trophy as the Ontario Jr B Champions. However this was a year when both teams OLA Jr B Finalists' had qualified for the Founders Cup tournament. The Red Rebels would upset the heavily favoured, Orillia Rama Kings in the Founders Cup Final with a 9-7 overtime victory and the 1st Founders Cup title in their young franchise history.
The following season, the Red Rebels won their 1st J. A. MacDonald Trophy as the Ontario Jr B Champions in 1998. However, the Red Rebels would not complete the sweep as they were forced to play for the Bronze Medal as a result of a tie-breaking formula after the Clarington Green Gaels and the Iroquois Lacrosse Association (ILA) finished in a 3-way tie for first-place at the Founders Cup championship held in Akwesasne. The Red Rebels defeated the Edmonton Miners 12-10 to win the Bronze Medal that season. Clarington Green Gaels would win the 1998 Founders Cup with a 13-6 win over the ILA in the final.
The Rebels would dropped the term "Red" from their name prior to the 2001 OLA Jr B Regular season. The Rebels made another run at a 2nd championship during the 2003 season as they won the Western Conference title. However, the Eastern Conference winners, the Barrie Tornado won the hard fought five-game Ontario Jr B championship series to claim the J. A. MacDonald Trophy and advance as the only OLA representative to the Founders Cup championship in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. Barrie went on to win their 1st Founders Cup with a 16-8 win over Coquitlam Adnacs in the Final.
Rebels did not made a serious run again until the memorable 2007 season. After start the regular season by dropping two of their first three games, the Rebels proceeded to go unbeaten in regulation time the rest of the season to finish with a 17-and-3 record for 1st-place in Western Conference. After sweeping the 8th-seed, Hamilton Bengals in the opening round, Six Nations found a tough veteran-laden Owen Sound Rams squad in their path. The Rebels took the opening game relatively easy, but in game 2; Owen Sound upset Six Nations with a 9-7 overtime victory. The series returned to the Gaylord Powless Arena where the Rebels proceeded to take game three 10-6 and back to Owen Sound for a game four 14-7 win to advance to the Western Conference Final against the Windsor AKO Fratmen. Six Nations would sweep the series but it was not an easy task winning 6-4, 9-3 and 6-5 over the tough Fratmen to advance to the Ontario Final against the undefeated Clarington Green Gaels. The Green Gaels were perfect through the regular season (20-and-0) and reached the Ontario Final in the minimum nine games. The Rebels shocked the favoured Green Gaels by winning 8-6 at the Bowmanville complex of game one. Six Nations returned to the Gaylord Powless Arena and won game two 10-7 before being pushed to overtime in game three on the Green Gaels home floor. However, the Rebels prevailed to win 9-6 to claim their 2nd J. A. MacDonald Trophy as OLA Jr B Champions and the right to represent Ontario at the Founders Cup tournament in Kamloops, British Columbia. The Rebels were dominating throughout the tournament by outscoring the seven teams they faced by a combined 86-25 at the National Jr B Championships. The Rebels were crowned the best Jr B team in Canada following their 8-2 romp over the Coquitlam Adnacs to win the 2007 Founders Cup. This is the Rebels 2nd Founders Cup title in franchise history.
The 2008 season had high expectation of the Rebels this season and the team did not disappoint their fans as they completed their 1st perfect Regular season in franchise history by winning all 20 games to be seeded 1st throughout the OLA Jr B playoffs. Six Nations set a team record by allowing only 89 goals in the 20 regular season games which challenged the 1989 record of 84 goals allowed by the goalie tandem of Stephen Dietrich and Bob Watson of the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves. The Rebels road to their 2nd consecutive J. A. MacDonald Trophy was not as smooth as the regular season. Six Nations began with a 3-game sweep of Wallaceburg Red Devils. The Rebels won the 1st game of the next series against the Windsor AKO Fratmen. However, the Rebels calendar year of being perfect would come to an end on same August 15th that they had last felt the sting of a defeat as Windsor won game two 7-6 to tie the series at one game apiece. Six Nations would win the next two games 10-7 and 10-4 to advance to the Western Conference Finals against the red hot, Elora Mohawks. The Mohawks were riding a 13-game winning coming into the series. Elora upset the Rebels 11-10 in the series opener at the Gaylord Powless Arena and followed up with a 9-6 win at the Elora Community Centre to lead the series 2-0. With their backs to the wall, Six Nations played a more desperate game in Game 3 to come away with a 10-4 victory and snap the Mohawks winning streak at 15. Back in Elora, the Rebels kept rolling with a 12-7 triumph to force a Game 5. Six Nations completed their comeback with a 7-6 thriller as Cody Johnson would net the series winner with 45 seconds left on the clock to advance to the Ontario Jr B Final against the Eastern Conference champion, Halton Hills Bulldogs. The Rebels won their 3rd J. A. MacDonald Trophy as OLA Jr B Final winners in four games to advance to the 2008 Founders Cup being held in Guelph.
The Rebels breezed through the round-robin portion of the Founders Cup tournament which was being hosted by the Guelph Regals. Six Nations defeated Longueil Patriotes 14-2, Port Coquitlam Saints 9-3, Saskatchewan SWAT 19-2, Calgary Mountaineers 9-3 and Calgary Chill 17-4. The Rebels met up with the PoCo Saints in the Semi-Final and came away with a 10-3 triumph which would set up an All-Ontario final against the host Regals. The Rebels jumped out to a 4-1 over the Regals during the first period of the championship game. However, the improved Guelph Regals battled back to tie the game midway through the third period a 6-6. Just when talk of overtime became part of the conversation, Rebels Torrey VanEvery put the Rebels up 7-6 and Rebels Gold Medal game MVP, Jeremy Johns would add the eventual game-winning-goal for a 8-6 with less than two minutes remaining. The Regals would add a goal at the buzzer for an 8-7 final. The Rebels became the 1st team since the 1994-1995 Orillia Rama Kings to win back-to-back Ontario and Canadian Jr B titles.
The finished the 2011 season with a regular season record of 19-1-0 and secured the # 1-seed in the Western Conference. The team set a franchise record of 326 goals scored, surpassing the previous record set in 1997 by the Rebels first Founders Cup championship team. The postseason began with a 3-game sweeps of the Wallaceburg Red Devils and Windsor Clippers in the Western Conference Quarter and Semi-Finals. Next was the Rebels nemesis the previous 2 years, the Elora Mohawks. This year was different as the Rebels needed 4 games to eliminate the Mohawks to advance to the OLA Jr B Finals against defending Founders Cup Champions, Halton Hills Bulldogs for the J. A. MacDonald Trophy. The Rebels took the finals opener 14-11, however the Bulldogs would win the next two contest 9-6 and 8-5. The Rebels rebounded to win game four 13-9 to force the fifth and final game at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. With more than 1,600 lacrosse fans watching the final game, the Rebels would claim a 10-7 victory to advance to the Founders Cup tournament in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Rebels breezed through the round robin earning a perfect 5-0 record with victories over the Calgary Mountaineers (14-11),Montreal Phoenix (20-2), Manitoba Gryphons (17-3), Saskatchewan Selects (27-4) and Saskatchewan SWAT (16-8) giving them a bye into the finals. The finals saw the Rebels faced their 1st round opponents, Calgary Mountaineers. The Rebels completed their quest by winning the championship game 14-11 to win their 3rd Founders Cup in 5 years and 4th in franchise history.
Six Nations Rebels hosted the 2012 Founders Cup Tournament at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena from August 14th to August 19th with 8 teams from across Canada in attendance. The representatives from across Canada were as follows: BC Jr B Lacrosse - Kamloops Venom, Alberta Jr B Lacrosse - Calgary Mountaineers, Saskatchewan Jr B Lacrosse - Saskatchewan SWAT, Manitoba Jr B Lacrosse - Manitoba Gryphons, Ontario Jr B Lacrosse - Akwesasne Indians, Quebec Jr B Lacrosse - Team Quebec, Nova Scotia Jr B Lacrosse - Team Nova Scotia, Iroquois Lacrosse Association - Onondaga Redhawks and the host team Six Nations Rebels. Teams were split into two Pools. Pool A had Akwesasne Indians,Onondaga Redhawks, Team Quebec and Saskatchewan SWAT. Pool B had Calgary Mountaineers,Kamloops Venom, Manitoba Gryphons, Team Nova Scotia and Six Nations Rebels. There were 25 games were played, 18 in the preliminary rounds and 7 playoff games. Akwesasne Indians won Pool A with a 4-0-0 record, Onondaga Redhawks 3-1-0, Saskatchewan SWAT 1-3-0 and Team Quebec 0-4-0. While Pool B finished Six Nations Rebels 3-0-1, Calgary Mountaineers 3-0-1, Team Nova Scotia 2-2-0, Manitoba Gryphons 1-3-0 and Kamloops Venom 0-4-0. Six Nations was awarded # 1-seed in Pool A due to better Goal Differential against common opponents. Semi-Finals pitted Six Nations Rebels vs Onondaga Redhawks in one Semi-final and Akwesasne Indians vs Calgary Mountaineers in the other semi-final. Six Nations Rebels defeated Onondaga Redhawks 19-8 while Akwesasne Indians defeated Calgary Mountaineers 11-8 to advance to the Founders Cup Championship game. In the Tier II semi-finals - Team Nova Scotia defeated Team Quebec 10-8 and Saskatchewan SWAT edged Manitoba Gryphons 12-11. Tier II final saw Team Nova Scotia win the Six Nations Elected Council Trophy as they beat the SWAT 11-6. Calgary Mountaineers defeated Onondaga Redhawks 17-11 to win the Bronze Medal Game. Founders Cup Final saw Six Nations Rebels jump out to a 4-2 first period and 6-2 second period lead, then hang on for a thrilling 8-7 victory over Akwesasne Indians before 2,700 lacrosse fans to become the 1st team to win 5 Founders Cup Championships. It is the 4th Founders Cup win in the last 6 years for Six Nations. The Rebels won in 1997, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012.