By Gloucester Lacrosse Association Anyone serious about hockey should be playing lacrosse. From Gretzky to Tavares, Shanahan to Stamkos, Canadian-born NHLers recommend playing lacrosse in the summer to improve hockey skills. Take their word for it: “It’s lacrosse that helped teach me to spin off checks, take shots and protect the puck under pressure. My…
The Gloucester Lacrosse Association enjoyed breakthroughs at the top level of the sport and saw a rise in the level of coaching and play across the board in 2019, though the best is yet to come.
For the second year in a row a Gloucester Griffins team achieved record-setting results.
A bantam team from the club eclipsed the best-ever result of its team last year by making it to the Ontario Lacrosse Tournament’s ‘A’ finals tournament, where the top six teams in Ontario competed for a provincial championship.
They had their closest contest in the championship game, but the Gloucester Griffins Midget Boys’ Lacrosse Team kept its perfect record intact at their home club’s Ray Broadworth Memorial Tournament from July 12-14.
The Nepean Knights bested the Gloucester Griffins 18-10 when the teams squared off late in the Ontario Jr. B Lacrosse League season, in June.
Ottawa’s own Sam Firth has been a rising force in Ontario junior lacrosse over the past few years. Now with the challenge of a new season underway, Sam and his Nepean Knights teammates will look to continue their ascendance from bottom of the table to championship contention.
It was a Grade ‘A’ year for the Gloucester Griffins, as the local lacrosse club enjoyed a continued climb in the quality of its minor lacrosse programs during the 2018 season.