Brampton Excelsiors Jr. B

The Brampton Excelsiors are a Junior "B" box lacrosse team from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The Excelsiors play in the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League and are eligible to compete for the Founders Cup National Championship. The Excelsiors are members of the same system of teams as the Major Excelsiors and the Junior A Excelsiors.

Brampton Excelsiors
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SportBox lacrosse
Founded2012
LeagueOntario Junior B Lacrosse League
Based inBrampton, Ontario
ArenaBrampton Memorial
ColoursMaroon, Yellow, and White
Head coachTodd Wilfong
General managerBrent McCauley
Championships
  • Founders Cup wins: None
  • Ontario Titles: None

HistoryEdit

 
Brampton Excelsiors goalie in 2014

Announced October 16, 2011, the Excelsiors were admitted as an expansion team into the OJBLL for the 2012 season.[1][2]

On April 22, 2012, the Jr. B Excelsiors played their first game, at home, with an 11–6 win over the Hamilton Bengals.[3] The Excelsiors finished the season with a 4-16 record and did not make the playoffs.[4]

 
Brampton Excelsiors player in 2014

In their second season, the Excelsiors finished 10–10 and received the final playoff spot in their conference. In the conference quarter-final, they drew the undefeated, two-time defending national champion Six Nations Rebels. The Rebels won 15–5 and 17–5 to finish the Excelsiors' season and first playoff berth.[5]

The 2014 season was filled with a summer-long battle against the Welland Generals and Owen Sound North Stars for the final playoff spot in the West.[6] Even though the final rankings were not determined until the final weekend of the season, the Generals topped both Owen Sound and Brampton for the final spot.[7]

In the 2015 season, the Brampton Excelsiors were moved from the West division to the East division because Mimico's Jr B was folded and became a Jr A team after moving from Mississauga.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

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
2012 20 4 16 0 190 269 8 13th OJBLL West DNQ
2013 20 10 10 0 233 225 20 8th OJBLL West Lost Conference QF
2014 20 6 13 1 179 227 13 10th OJBLL West DNQ
2015 20 8 11 1 205 209 17 9th OJBLL East DNQ
2016 20 7 13 0 185 237 14 8th OJBLL East Lost Conference QF
2017 20 8 11 1 187 198 17 9th OJBLL East DNQ

Playoff resultsEdit

Season Opponent Series GF-GA Result Round
2013 Six Nations Rebels 0-2 10-32 Loss Conference QF
2016 Green Gaels 0-3 09-54 Loss Conference QF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.pointstreaksites.com/view/ontariojrblacrosse/news-140/news_36434
  2. ^ http://www.bramptonguardian.com/sports-story/3071669-junior-b-lacrosse-is-back-/
  3. ^ http://www.bramptonguardian.com/sports-story/3086595-junior-b-s-back-with-a-bang-/
  4. ^ http://www.bramptonguardian.com/sports-story/3071520-season-ends-for-jr-b-excelsiors/
  5. ^ http://www.bramptonguardian.com/sports-story/3885697-six-nations-eliminates-junior-b-excelsiors/
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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