Brampton Junior A Excelsiors: Welcome

Welcome to the 2013 Junior A Lacrosse Season.  Your Brampton Excelsiors are excited for the upcoming season and look forward to your support at all home games.  (All home games will be played at Memorial Arena) 

Go Excelsiors Go!



Sunday, March 16
Bus Trip to Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse Game



BUS TRIP TO BANDITS LACROSSE GAME

Travel with us to Buffalo to see the Buffalo Bandits play the Rochester Knighthawks.

First Niagara Centre Arena

Date: April 26th, 2014

Cost : $150 per person 

Trip Includes:

·       Coach Bus to and from Buffalo

·       Lower level ticket

·       Beverages on the bus

·       Pre-Game Buffet dinner and beverage at Lexus Club First Niagara Centre Arena

·       Post-game casino stop at Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ON 

If you are interested please contact Doug Arthur – darthur9@cogeco.ca or Chris Lowe –lowesy72@sympatico.ca

Limited Tickets Available

Bus Pickups Departs Brampton Memorial Arena @ 3:00pmOakville – Toronto Rock Athletic Centre @ 3:30pm / Burlington – Guelph Line Car Pool @ 4:00pm



Sunday, January 5
2013 Excelsiors Award Winners



The 2013 Excelsiors Awards Banquet was held on Sunday, December 29th.   Awards were handed out to Excelsiors players from Minor, Junior B, Junior A and Major.  

Congratulations to the Junior A winners:

 

MVP Regular Season (Pete Anthony Memorial Award) & Leading Scorer (John McCauley Memorial Award) - JAKE WEIDNER

Jake has the relentless ability to go to the net.  His presence in the offensive end resulted in a scoring threat everytime he was on the floor.  Amassing a total of 84 regular season points (46 goals, 38 assists), leading our team in scoring and finishing 7th in the entire league.  In addition to his phenomenal offensive skills Jake is a true veteran leader on and off the floor.

 

Rookie of the Year (Jim Clevely Memorial Award) - TYSON GIBSON

Tyson played 17 games as a rookie, scoring 12 goals and 12 assists for 24 points.  He had a solid playoffs with 4 goals and 7 assist for 11 points.  He showed as a 1st year player that he will be a solid Jr. A. player for the next 4 years.

 

Most Sportsmanlike Player (Bruce McClure Memorial Award) - RYAN ADAMS

Ryan never missed a practice and never missed a game in the regular season or playoffs.  He continued to get better game in and game out.  He never put himself in a position to hurt the team, which is why he was relied on from the coaching staff in key situations on the floor. 

 

Unsung Hero (John Ford Memorial Award) - PHILIP CAPUTO & PAUL LETOURNEAU

Philip came into camp focused and ready to take his game to the next level.  He competes hard in every game and will stick up for his players, and contribute on the scoresheet.  He has a great work ethic.  Philip had a combined total 20 goals and 29 assists for 49 points for the regular season and playoffs.

Paul is a valuable person to the team, on and off the floor.  He always makes sure the players are ready for each game and takes cares of the player's equipment and needs.  He meets the team at the arena at road games to ensure the dressing room and everything is ready for the game. He always has fruit and snacks in the room for the players at all times.  Paul assist the GM and coaching staff for little things throughout the season.

 

MVP Defensive (Dr. W.W. Bartlett Memorial Award) - CONNOR CAMPBELL

Connor has a great combination of skill, speed and size.  This resulted in him developing into one of the premier defensive players in the league.  This 1st year Jr. A. backdoor player quickly became one of our best shut down defenders against the opposing teams best players.

 

MVP Playoffs (Brian Green Memorial Award) - CONNOR SELLARS

Connor was a solid player all year.  He shut down some of the best players in the league with size, speed and skill.  He transitioned the ball up the floor resulting in 5 goals and 13 assists in the regular season and 5 goals and 5 assists for 10 points in the playoffs.  His play carried on into the playoffs against Orangeville and he made life difficult for Orangeville's top players.



Saturday, July 27
Excelsiors Season Ends



The 2013 season for your Brampton Excelsiors has come to an end.  The Excelsiors were eliminated from the playoffs last night by a strong Whitby Warriors team. 

After a hard fought first round against Orangeville, many injuries and fatigue (7 games in 9 days) played factors in the best of 7 second round. 

Though there wasn't much to show on the scoreboard your Excelsiors competed in every game.  They never gave up and ended the series with class and sportsmanship. 

Thanks to all the fans who came out and supported us this season.  We look forward to seeing you again in 2014! 



Sunday, July 21
Round #2 Semi-Finals Playoff Schedule



Your Excelsiors will now face the Whitby Warriors in Round #2 of the OLA Playoffs. 

Monday July 22nd 8pm @ Whitby

Tuesday July 23rd 8pm @ Brampton

Thursday July 25th 8pm @ Whitby

Friday July 26th 8pm @ Brampton

Sunday July 28th 7pm @ Whitby*

Monday July 29th 8pm @ Brampton*

Wednesday July 31st 8pm @ Whitby*

*if necessary

 



Saturday, July 20
Excelsiors Move On



It was a tough series but the Brampton Excelsiors move on to the second round after a 10-7 victory over the Orangeville Northmen tonight. 

Your Excelsiors will now face Whitby in round two.  Full schedule to be determined.  Stay tuned to our website for all the details.

Go Excelsiors!



Saturday, July 20
Beer For A Year Raffle Winners



Congrats to our Beer for a Year raffle winners:

First Prize: Lenny Sparks

Second Prize: Mike Kwietniowski

Third Prize: Sandy Vanderheydon

You will be contacted by Doug Arthur to receive your prize.  Thanks for supporting the Brampton Junior A Excelsiors. 

 



Friday, July 12
1st Round Playoff Schedule



Your Brampton Excelsiors will face the Orangeville Northmen in the first round best of 5 playoff series.  The schedule is:

Sunday July 14th 7pm - Memorial Arena

Tuesday July 16th 8pm - Tony Rose Arena

Wednesday July 17th 8pm - Memorial Arena

Friday July 19th 8pm - Tony Rose Arena

Saturday July 20th 7pm - Memorial Arena



Tuesday, July 9
WEDNESDAY GAME ARENA CHANGE



Due to the recent weather our game on Wednesday July 10th vs Orangeville will now be played at the Powerade Centre on Kennedy Rd.  Game time is 8pm.  Please pass the information along - hope to see you all there.   

Sunday, June 30
Excelsiors Push Towards Playoffs



There are 5 games left in the regular season for your Excelsiors.  Currently sitting in 6th spot with a game in hand on most teams above them the Excelsiors are looking to put together a winning streak to move them into better playoff position.  It will be no easy task as our final games are against Burlington, Barrie, Toronto, Orangeville and Peterborough.

Your Excelsiors are back home on Wednesday July 10th against Orangeville.  Come on out and show your support as the push towards the playoffs begins! 



Monday, June 10
Excelsiors Move Up Standings With 5 Game Win Streak



In just 7 days the Excelsiors went from 8th to 3rd place in the Junior A standings.  After beating Peterborough 10-8 at the Memorial Center in Peterborough the Excelsiors beat Mississauga in back-to-back games and capped off a 5 game win streak with a 15-10 win over Burlington on Sunday. 

The team travels to the Tony Rose arena in Orangeville this coming Friday for their first meeting with the Northmen.  Next home game for your Excelsiors is Sunday June 16th 7pm. 



Sunday, June 2
Poker Tournament Fundraiser



Our Annual Poker Tournament Fundraiser is being held on Saturday June 15th at Max's Diner in Mississauga (975 Mid-Way Blvd). 

Registration: 4pm      Dinner: 5pm      Poker Begins: 6pm

Entry Fee: $75.00 includes dinner and tournament.  Cash prize for tournament winners.  Door prizes and a silent auction.

Contact Doug - darthur9@cogeco.ca for tickets or more information.



Saturday, April 27
Connor Sellars Named Freshman of the Year



Congratulations to Excelsiors own Connor Sellars for being named the Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year.  Connor had an great year scoring 29 goals and 15 assists in 14 games.  His 29 goals are tied for 5th best in the league.  Belmont Abbey faced off against Limestone in the semi-final game on April 19th.  Despite his teams loss in the game Connor led all players with 6 goals! 

We are looking forward to seeing Connor back in an Excelsior uniform this season and hope he carries on with his goal scoring success!



Tuesday, April 23
Season Passes Available



We are pleased to offer a Season Pass good for all Junior A home games.  Cost for the pass is $80.00 - a savings of $10.00 off regular walk-up prices. 

If you are interested in a Season Pass please bring cash to our first home game on Friday May 17th and you will receive your pass. 

Walk-Up Pricing (Cash Only)

Adult - $9.00

Student/Senior - $7.00

Kids 12 and Under - Free



Sunday, April 21
Volunteers Wanted



The Brampton Jr. A. Excelsiors are looking for volunteers to help out at our games. 

This is the perfect opportunity for students who need their volunteer hours for high school to come out, enjoy the game, help the team out and get your hours.

If you would like to volunteer with us this season please send us an e-mail (bramptonjra.excelsiors@bell.net) with your name, phone number and the games you are able to volunteer (schedule is listed on the left side of the page).

Thanks!



Saturday, March 30
2013 Schedule Set



The 2013 Junior A Lacrosse season is rapidly approaching.  Our schedule has been set.  Your Brampton Excelsiors open the season at home on May 17th vs. Toronto Beaches, game time 8:00pm.  Please click on the schedules link for the entire Excelsiors schedule.

Come out and support your Excelsiors on their drive to the 2013 Minto Cup!



Wednesday, February 20
Junior A Players Drafted to Majors

On Wednesday, February 12th Major Series Lacrosse held their draft of eligible Junior A players. 

Congratulations to Jake Quarrie who was drafted by the Ajax Rock in the 5th round as well as to Brady Heseltine who was drafted by the Brampton Major Excelsiors also in the 5th round!

The Brampton Major Excelsiors also protected former Junior A player Mitch Jones as well as former Junior B player Kyle Pereira.

We wish Jake, Brady, Mitch & Kyle best of luck in their Major careers!   



Friday, January 4
2012 Excelsior Banquet Award Winners



The Brampton Excelsiors lacrosse club recently held their annual awards banquet on December 27th at the Brampton Lions Club.  Awards were given out to players, coaches and volunteers throughout the entire organization.

Many of our Junior A team were in attendance.  Indiviaudl award winners were selected by the coaches.  These were very tough decisions because lacrosse is the ultimate team game.  Awards were presented to:

Rookie of the Year (The Jim Clevely Memorial Award) - Wayne McCann

Wayne scored some big goals during this past season. He has a "me against the world mentality" and never used size, ball touches or lack of experience as an excuse not to succeed.  In 19 games he scored 21 goals and assisted on 38 others for a point total of 59!

Unsung Hero (The John Ford Memorial Award) - Tyler Ferreira

Tyler is easily our best all around player.  He can play both ends of the floor, has a great work ethic, is a real team guy and was asked to change rolls to play out the back door and quickly became one of the best transition threats in our league.

MVP Defensive (The Dr. W.W. Bartlett Memorial Award) - Connor Sellars

Connor has a great combination of skill, speed and size.  This resulted in him developing into one of the premier transition players in the league.  As a 1st year back door player he quickly became one of our best shutdown defenders against the opposing teams best players.

MVP Regular Season (The Pete Anthony Memorial Award) - Shane MacDonald

Leading Scorer (The John McCauley Memorial Award) - Shane MacDonald

Shane is a dual award winner.  He has the relentless ability to go to the net.  His presence in the offensive end resulted in a scoring threat everytime he was on the floor.  He amassed a total of 98 regular season points - 37 goals and 61 assists, leading our team in scoring and finishing number 3 in the entire league.  In addition to his phenomenal offensive skills he also was a true leader on and off the floor driving his team members to elevate their game.

MVP Playoffs (The Brian Green Memorial Award) - Ryan Kelly

Ryan was the anchor for our team all year.  With all of the new faces on the team and the transitioning of  front door players to the back door he enabled us to win games that we probably shouldn't have.  He carried his leadership through into the playoffs and was out best performer against Whitby, averaging a very respectable 9 goals against average.

Most Sportsmanlike (The Bruce McClure Memorial Award) - Philip Caputo

Philip began to build a reputation as one of those rare tough players that plays in the toughest areas of the floor.  No other player goes to the middle as hard as he does.  In 18 regular season games he scored 18 goals and helped with 10 assists.  Our coaching staff expects big things from him in the coming season.

Congratulations to our 2012 award winners!  See the photo section of the website for pictures of the winners.