Excelsiors Selected for 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship Training Roster
Congratulations to Excelsiors players Chris Corbeil, Kyle Rubisch and Sandy Chapman for being invited to attend the Team Canada training roster for the upcoming World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. The WILC will be held this coming September in Onondaga.
Former Excelsiors Dan Dawson, Paul Dawson & Zach Greer were also chosen.
Congratulations to all 37 players selected!
THANK-YOU to all our wonderful Excelsiors volunteers. You are a vital part of our organization. Thanks for everything you do for our team!
Excelsiors Help Barrie Blizzard Win CLAX Creators Cup
Congratulations to Excelsiors players Spencer Janes, Dustin Carvello, Shane Scott, Jayson Crawford and Mike Mawdsley for helping the Barrie Blizzard win the Creator’s Cup.
The winning goal was scored in OT by our own Jayson Crawford! Let’s hope the winning continues for these players as they gear up for the summer season!
2015 Majors Golf Tournament
Your Majors will be holding their annual golf tournament on Thursday May 28th at the Caledon Golf and Country Club. Shotgun start is 1:00pm. This is our main fundraiser so if you or if you know of someone who golfs please invite them out. It’s great day of golf, dinner and silent auction. Come show your support!
EARLY BIRD DRAW – ALL THOSE WHO HAVE REGISTERED & PAID BY APRIL 30TH YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAW TO WIN A FOURSOME AT THE CALEDON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB!
Please follow the link above to register. If you have any questions please e-mail: email@example.com
New Assistant Coaches for 2015
Head Coach Paul Stewart is pleased to announce the rest of his coaching staff for the upcoming season.
Assistant Coach Scotty Komer played goal in the Burlington minor system, and for the Junior A Chiefs. He was drafted to the Buffalo Bandits in 1999, and spent 3 seasons in that organization in the early 2000s, and again some time in 2013. He has played major for Ajax and Brampton, and senior B for Ajax, Owen Sound, and St. Catharines where he won the president’s cup in 2013. He won the goaltender of the year in senior B in 2013 and 2010. Abroad, Scotty played for Reading in the short-lived PLL in the US, and for Bratislava in the European Lacrosse League.
Komer is an assistant coach for the German U19 box team, and has coached minor in Mimico for two years. In addition, he has coached goaltenders for the Junior A Beaches, and spent two years with Mayfield Secondary School, coaching woman’s field lacrosse. A hockey goaltender, he has been an instructor in clinics, providing private and group lessons on the ice.
Assistant Coach Steve McCarthy is a Brampton native who spent his Junior career with the Brampton Excelsiors prior to being traded to the Peterborough James Gang who went on to win the Minto Cup Canadian Junior A Championship in 1983. McCarthy went on to a successful Senior career with the Brooklin Merchants, captaining the team to a Silver Medal at the President’s Cup in 2000. Behind the bench, McCarthy has served as Coach and GM with the Brooklin Merchants OLA Senior B Club since 2004, winning the OLA Senior B Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2008. McCarthy has also spent 3 seasons as an assistant coach in the Canadian Lacrosse League (CLAX) with the Brampton Inferno and Durham Turfdogs. Steve has also previously coached field lacrosse in the Excelsiors program with the Midget and U-19 clubs.
Welcome to both Scotty & Steve. We look forward to seeing you both behind the bench this season!
2015 Schedule Released
We are very excited to announce for the 2015 season we will be playing all of our home games at MEMORIAL ARENA! As usual the majority of our games are on Thursday nights at 8:00pm. Here is our home and away schedule:
June 4th 8:00pm vs. Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks
June 11th 8:00pm vs. Six Nations Chiefs
June 18th 8:00pm vs. Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks
June 25th 8:00pm vs. Brooklin Redmen
July 2nd 8:00pm vs. Oakville Rock
July 9th 8:00pm vs. Six Nations Chiefs
July 12th 7:00pm vs. Peterborough Lakers
July 16th 8:00pm vs. Brooklin Redmen
July 30th 8:00pm vs. Oakville Rock
June 1st 8:00pm @ Oakville Rock
June 3rd 8:00pm @ Brooklin Redmen
June 16th 8:00pm @ Six Nations Chiefs
June 22nd 8:00pm @ Oakville Rock
July 5th 7:00pm @ Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks
July 14th 8:00pm @ Six Nations Chiefs
July 23rd 8:00pm @ Peterborough Lakers
July 26th 6:00pm @ Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks
July 29th 9:00pm @ Brooklin Redmen
EXCELSIORS TRADE WITH OAKVILLE
The Brampton Excelsiors traded Brodie Merrill, Dan MacRae and Kevin Ross to the Oakville Rock for Mike Mawdsley, Patrick Miles, Ethan O’Connor and a second round draft pick.
We are very excited to welcome Ethan O’Connor back to the maroon and gold as well as former Brampton Jr. A. Captain Patrick Miles!
EXCELSIORS NEW HEAD COACH
We are pleased to announce our new head coach for the 2015 season is Paul Stewart. Paul has been involved in lacrosse for many years, most recently in 2014 as a member of the coaching staff of the Brooklin Redmen.
Please join us in welcoming Paul Stewart to the Excelsiors Lacrosse Family!
EXCELSIORS TRADE WITH KODIAKS
Just days after the Major Series Lacrosse draft your Excelsiors traded their 3rd pick Michael MacDonald and their 25th pick Jay Lindsay.
In return your Excelsiors gained 2 graduating Excelsior Junior A players; Connor Campbell and Jayson Crawford.
We are very pleased to have Connor & Jayson playing for the Excelsiors!
DRAFT DAY FOR YOUR EXCELSIORS
The 2015 Major Series Lacrosse draft was held today. There were a number of excellent graduating Junior A Players up for grabs. Your Brampton Excelsiors held the first 3 picks in the draft. With the first 2 picks Brampton stayed close to home drafting excellent Brampton Junior A players.
Prior to the draft your Excelsiors protected from Brampton Jr. A., Shane MacDonald and Connor Sellars.
Excelsiors Brampton Draft Results:
1st – Tyler Ferreira – Brampton Jr. A.
2nd – Matt Bennett – Brampton Jr. A.
3rd – Michael McDonald – Halton Hills Jr. B.
13th – Eric Penny – New Westminister Salmonbellies Jr. A.
19th – Joel Shipley – Wallaceburg Jr. B.
25th – Jay Lindsay – Kitchener-Waterloo Braves Jr. A.
Congrats to all our protected and drafted players! We look forward to seeing you in Excelsiors uniforms this season!
2014 Excelsiors Awards Banquet
The Excelsiors held their annual awards banquet today at the Bramalea Lions Hall. Congratulations to our Major Award Winners:
Jack Burrell Memorial Award for Defensive MVP – CHRIS CORBEIL
Wayne Thompson Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year – CHAD TUTTON
Jimmy Madgett Memorial Award for Regular Season MVP – SANDY CHAPMAN
George Sproule Memorial Award for Unsung Hero – ROSS SMITH
Jerry Kendall Memorial Award for Leading Scorer – JOE RESETARITS & MIKE BURKE
The Excelsiors Womens’ Field Ladies are now on twitter. Give them a follow and keep up to date on the latest news!
2014 BELC AGM MEETING NOTICE
BELC SCHEDULE OF DATES – 2014
For an AGM to be held on October 20, 2014, the following are the notification/ action dates.
Days/ Item According to the Constitution Date
Notice of AGM Date and Time Minimum 45 days (Section 2.11) September 6
- Minimum 45 days prior to AGM
- Notice of Elections – Nominations Opened (Sections 2:05 & 2.11) September 6
- 45 days prior to closing date for nominationsClosing Date for Proposed Constitutional Amendments for September 21Consideration at the AGM (Section 2.11)
- Minimum 30 days prior toAGMNominations Close October 20
- Minimum open 45 days (unspecified)Constitutional Amendments posted prior to AGM October 5
- 15 days notice to the members (Section 2:11)Members Notice of Attendance at the AGM, submitted in writing, October 5
to the President
- Minimum 15 days prior to AGM (Section 2:04 & 2.11)
- President will then advise member of date and time forAGMBELC AGM (4th Monday of October) (Section 2.11) October 20
CONGRATULATIONS TO OLA CHAMPS SIX NATIONS CHIEFS!
Six Nations to host the Mann Cup at the ILA (Iroquois Lacrosse Arena) arena.
Sept.5,6,8,9 2014 8pm
Sept.10,12,13 2014 8pm if necessary
PRICES: Adults—20 dollars per game – Block of 4 games—70 dollars
Seniors and Teens to 18 years 15 Dollars – Block of 4 games 52 dollars
Children 12 and under 12 Dollars – Block of 4 games 40 dollars
Standing room walkups are 15 dollars
FOR TICKETS: Call or email telephone 905 768 2225
Tickets can be picked up daily at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena
HOME GAME ARENA
THURSDAY JULY 31st
Your Excelsiors play host to the visiting Peterborough Lakers at Memorial Arena 8:00pm!
Tickets available at the door. (Adults – $10, Student/Seniors $8, Kids Under 10 $2)
Congratulations to Brampton’s own Kyle Rubisch for helping Team Canada win the World Lacrosse Championship in Denver this past Saturday. Kyle was also named to the All-World Team. Congrats Kyle on the Championship – you made Brampton proud!
The Brampton Excelsiors hosted the Six Nations Chiefs on Thursday night at Powerade. The young Excelsior had their work cut out for them facing a larger and more experienced Chiefs squad, who were without Colin Doyle. Six Nations got out to an early lead on two quick goals in the first 4 minutes. Brampton was able to tighten things up and Matt Holman scored mid-period to make it 2-1. A late goal by former Excelsior Jeff Shattler gave the Chiefs a 3-1 edge at the end of the first.
The game stayed close. Brady Heseltine scored midway into the 2nd to cut the lead to 3-2, however that would be as close as it got, as the Chiefs scored 2 more to make it 5-2 at the end of the second.
Chris Corbeil and Dustin Carvalho each scored in the 3rd to match the pair of Chief’s goals, however it wasn’t enough. Chiefs won 7-4. The young Excels are looking much better in recent games, and have a chance to grab the final playoff spot if they can put together some wins against Kitchener and Oakville in upcoming games.
GOOD LUCK KYLE
Kyle Rubisch leaves shortly to go to the World Championships in Denver, Colorado. We all wish Kyle the best of luck!
Wednesday July 2nd at Brooklin Redmen (11-4 Loss)
Brampton Excelsiors played Wednesday night in Brooklin losing 11-4. The Excels will need to put some sort of winning streak together to try to finish ahead of Oakville and Kitchener in the standings. Two difficult games in a row against the first place Redmen and second place Chiefs on Wednesday and Thursday this week. It would be a great accomplishment if the team can pick up a couple of points in tonight’s game.
Thursday June 26th vs. Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks (10-8 Win)
Saturday June 14th at Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks (11-7 Loss)
Thursday June 12th vs. Six Nations Chiefs (9-6 Loss)
Saturday June 7th at Six Nations Chiefs (10-7 Loss)
Wednesday June 4th at Brooklin Redmen (11-7 Loss)
Thursday May 29th at Peterborough Lakers (11-4 Loss) *Win By Default*
Excelsiors Proud to Honour Potsy Burrows Prior to 2014 Home Opener
(Photo Courtesy of Paul Grottoli Photography)
George “Potsy” Burrows
George was born in Toronto on June 13, 1918. He began playing lacrosse in Brampton in 1926 at the age of 8. He played field lacrosse for 6 years before switching over to box in 1932. George was a goaltender and played until the fall of 1936 for various Brampton teams.
He played junior and senior lacrosse for Brampton from 1937-41 playing home games at the newly built outdoor facility called the “Rose Bowl”.
World War ll interrupted his lacrosse playing career when he joined the Air Force in 1941. After the war George returned to Brampton in 1946 and continued his involvement in lacrosse helping Jim Clevely and Bill Evans start up the Lakeshore Minor Lacrosse League. He played one more year for the Senior Excelsiors in 1947 and established himself as a well-known OLA referee from 1945-65.
“Potsy” has also made significant contributions to community life in Brampton including:
- Royal Canadian Legion’s 50 and 75 year medal and life membership
- Brampton Citizen of the Year award
- Canada’s 125 Anniversary Medal
- Queen’s Jubilee Medal
- BELC Life Member
- OLA Hall of Fame
- Brampton’s Sports Hall of Fame
Today, George is still active in community affairs and an Excelsior fan.
Happy 96th Birthday “Potsy” from your Excelsior Family.
June 12, 2014
The Brampton Excelsiors opened their season with 3 tough road games facing Peterborough Lakers, Brooklin Redmen, and the defending champs Six Nations Chiefs. With a solid core in the lineup each night for the Excelsiors, the team competed in all3 losses. They will continue to work through the process of introducing and developing the younger players to MSL lacrosse. The team has showed a lot of promise in the early part of the season and continues to improve each game.
Brampton – The City of Brampton will induct five new members into its Sports Hall of Fame on May 13 at the Rose Theatre Brampton.
“Athletes” category inductees:
o Jamie Storr (Hockey)
o Dan Teat (Lacrosse)
“Builders” category inductees:
o Dewith Frazer (Boxing)
o Herbert Phillips (posthumously; Lacrosse)
“Veterans” category inductee:
o Bert Naylor (Lacrosse)
The Sports Hall of Fame event begins with a cocktail dinner reception at 6 pm. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased prior to the event at the Rose Theatre Box Office at 905.874.2800, starting March 10.
The Brampton Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1979 by a group of dedicated sport enthusiasts, in conjunction with the City’s Recreation and Culture Division. The Hall of Fame is located in the Powerade Centre on Kennedy Road, south of Steeles Avenue.
Excelsior Junior A’s present their brand new dedicated website!
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Excelsiors 2014 Golf Tournament
click on link for information and to register
Brampton Excelsiors 2014 Sponsorship Package
Brampton Excelsiors Awards Banquet 2013
ONCE AGAIN WE ARE HONOURING OUR TEAMS’ EFFORTS DURING THE 2013 SEASON AS WELL AS INDUCTING NEW LIFETIME MEMBERS INTO THE BRAMPTON EXCELSIORS LIFE MEMBERSHIP.
AT THIS TIME WE WISH TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AT THE
ANNUAL AWARDS SOCIAL TO CELEBRATE WITH OLD AND NEW
FRIENDS OUR TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
DATE: Sunday December 29, 2013
PLACE: Bramalea Lion’s Hall
45 Avondale Blvd. (behind Victoria Park Arena)
TIME: 5:00-9:00 pm.
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT ME BY DECEMBER 20TH. AT 905- 457-8679 OR EMAIL ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAKE CHEQUE PAYABLE TO THE BRAMPTON EXCELSIOR LACROSSE CLUB.
HELP SUPPORT THE LACROSSE TRADITION IN BRAMPTON.
SEE YOU THERE.
Ziggy Musial, PRESIDENT BRAMPTON EXCELSIOR LACROSSE CLUB
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