2016 News & Information



Calling all U-19 Field Lacrosse players

 The 2016  Brampton Excelsior Junior Field Lacrosse team will begin try-outs for the upcoming OJMFLL season on Wednesday August 24th. from 7-9 pm at the Creditview Fields. Try-outs will resume Monday August 29th,Thursday September 1st.,Wednesday September 7th and Friday September 9th. League play well commence Sunday September 11th in Waterloo. All league games will be on Sundays.

 We are pleased to announce that Edwin VanSchepen will be our Head Coach. Edwin brings years of Field lacrosse experience to our Club. Please spread the word and we’ll see you on Wednesday August 24th.

 Junior Field Lacrosse General Manager

Reg Ewles

Bramton Excelsior Lacrosse Club (B.E.L.C.)



We are pleased to announce that the Brampton Excelsiors will be entering a team in the Ontario Junior Men s Field Lacrosse League(U-19) this fall.

The team will be coached by Edwin VanSchepen (416-700-0469) and his staff. Try outs will begin in late August and league play will start Sunday September 11th, in Waterloo with the finals being held in Oshawa on Sunday October 30th. Also a Field coaching clinic will be offered on August 26th-28th in K-W.Start spreading the news.

We’ll keep you posted. See you at the try outs.



The Brampton Excelsiors would like to Congratulate Mena Briscoe on her induction into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Mena is the GM of Women’s Field Lacrosse in Brampton and works tirelessly for so many lacrosse teams.

Please read the attached press release for further information on Mena and the other inductees.



It’s been a tough year so far for your Excelsiors but there is still lots of lacrosse left to play.  At the half way point of the season Brampton is looking to climb out of the basement and make the playoffs for a second consecutive year.

Our next home game is this coming Sunday July 3rd at 7:00pm.  This is a double-header game day.  Brampton’s Junior A Excelsiors will play the Burlington Chiefs at 3:00pm before the Major Excelsiors taken on the Peterborough Lakers at 7:00pm.

We will be holding a BBQ / Bake Sale Fundraiser beginning at 4:00pm.  $5.00 gets you a hamburger or hot dog and a bottle of water.

Come on out and support your Junior and Major teams!


2016 Excelsiors Golf Tournament

This year’s annual Excelsiors Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday June 5th.  We will once again be at Caledon Golf & Country Club.  It will be a shotgun start at 1:00pm.

Follow this link to sign up for golf and for more details: ExcelsiorsGolfTourney

If interested in golfing, attending dinner only, sponsoring a hole or donating a silent auction prize please e-mail:


2016 Junior B Alumni Game 

Hey Junior B Alumni and Family and Friends of Lacrosse
 Just a reminder that the Junior B Alumni game is less than two weeks away.The game will be held at Victoria Park arena on Saturday April 30th. at 4 pm. Players will get a Clark Lyons Alumni game T-shirt,an Excelsior travel mug and a beer in the upstairs lounge afterward all for $25. Ontario Masters rules will apply and helmets are mandatory. All friends and family are welcome.The Excelsior Junior B 2016 home opener against Halton Hills will follow the Alumni game. Please let me know if you are participating in the game if you haven’t done so already.Thanks.
 Yours in lacrosse
Reg Ewles

The Excelsiors have lost a member of our lacrosse family. Jeff Teat – husband of Nan, father of former player/coach Dan, grandfather of Jeff, former equipment manager of the Major team, tireless volunteer who helped in all areas and a lifelong dedicated fan. Jeff was an Excelsior for life.

A Celebration of Life will be held this weekend. Details to follow.

RIP Jeff. You will be missed.


Excelsior Jayson Crawford Enjoying Success in CLAX

We know our Excelsior players don’t quit once the summer is over……it’s always great seeing our players have success in all areas of lacrosse.

Check out this article on Excelsior defender Jayson Crawford who is playing for the Barrie Blizzard in CLAX.


2016 Excelsiors Schedule

Your Excelsiors are pleased to announce their 2016 Schedule.  We will be playing once again this season at Memorial Arena.   Information on season tickets & individual game tickets will be available at a later date.


Thursday June 2nd 8:00pm vs Six Nations Chiefs

Saturday June 4th 8:00pm vs Peterborough Lakers

Thursday June 16th 8:00pm vs Oakville Rock

Thursday June 23rd 8:00pm vs Coburg Kodiaks

Thursday June 30th 8:00pm vs Brooklin Redmen

Sunday July 3rd 7:00pm vs Peterborough Lakers

Thursday July 14th 8:00pm vs Oakville Rock

Thursday July 21st 8:00pm vs Coburg Kodiaks

Thursday July 28th 8:00pm vs Six Nations Chiefs


Wednesday June 1st 8:00pm @ Brooklin Redmen

Thursday June 9th 8:00pm @ Peterborourgh Lakers

Sunday June 12th 6:00pm @ Coburg Kodiaks

Monday June 20th 8:00pm @ Oakville Rock

Tuesday June 28th 8:00pm @ Six Nations Chiefs

Thursday July 7th 8:00pm @ Peterborough Lakers

Sunday July 10th 6:00pm @ Coburg Kodiaks

Monday July 18th 8:00pm @ Oakville Rock

Tuesday July 26th 8:00pm @ Six Nations Chiefs


2016 Major Series Lacrosse Draft

The 2016 Major Draft was held today – Congratulations to all the Excelsiors drafted players:

Tyson Bell – St. Catharines Athletics
Anthony Joaquim – Toronto Beaches
Brooker Muir – Brampton Excelsiors
Darryl Robertson – Whitby Warriors
Ty Carvalho – Brampton Excelsiors
Riley Campbell – Peterborough Lakers

Your Excelsiors also protected from the Jr.A. Excelsiors: Philip Caputo & Zach Herreweyers.

For a full list of all drafted players:


2015 Excelsiors Award Winners

The Excelsiors held their annual Award Banquet yesterday at the Lion’s Hall.  Congratulations to all the award winners!

MVP Defensive – Jack Burrell Memorial Award – Chris Corbeil

Rookie of the Year – Wayne Thompson Memorial Award – Tyler Ferreira

MVP Regular Season – Jimmy Madgett Memorial Award – Joe Resetarits

MVP Playoffs – Bill Wanless Memorial Award – Sandy Chapman

Unsung Hero – George Sproule Memorial Award – Ethan O’Connor

Leading Scorer – Jerry Kendall Memorial Award – Mike Burke


Congratulations to Excelsiors Players Shane Scott & Jayson Crawford!  They received their 2015 CLAX Championship Rings this week!


We would like to say a huge THANK-YOU to all our fans for your support throughout the 2015 season.   Our team saw great improvement over last season and we couldn’t have done it without your support.   We are already planning and preparing for the 2016 season.  We look forward to seeing you at Memorial for another season of Excelsiors Lacrosse!   #BElieve

Check out our 2015 Year-In-Review Video:







For an AGM to be held on October 19, 2015, 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 5

  • Minimum 45 days prior to AGM


Notice of Elections – Nominations Opened (Sections 2:05 & 2.11)         September 5

  • 45 days prior to closing date for nominations


Closing Date for Proposed Constitutional Amendments for                    September 20


Consideration at the AGM  (Section 2.11)

  • Minimum 30 days prior to AGM


Nominations Close                                                                                             October 19

  • Minimum open 45 days (unspecified)


Constitutional Amendments posted prior to AGM                                      October 4

  • 15 days notice to the members (Section 2:11)


Members Notice of Attendance at the AGM, submitted in writing,         October 4

to the President

  • Minimum 15 days prior to AGM (Section 2:04 & 2.11)
  • President will then advise member of date and time for AGM


BELC AGM (4th Monday of October) (Section 2.11)                                   October 19



Congratulations to Assistant Coach Steve McCarthy on being named new General Manager for CLAX’s Southwest Cyclops!


Excelsiors Season Ends

Excelsiors travelled to Six Nations for Game #5 tonight in a must win situation.  The Excelsiors were missing some very key players including goalie Angus Dineley.

Six Nations started off with a goal from Randy Staats before Mike Mawdsley tied the game at 1.  Six Nations score the next 4 goals to end the period up 5-1.

The Chiefs came out on fire on the second period with goals by Johnny Powless, Kasey Beirnes and Dhane Smith.  Sandy Chapman got 1 back for the Excelsiors before Stephen Keogh scored to end the period.  9-2 Nations.

With 20 minutes remaining in the game the Excelsiors needed to come out scoring often to make it a game.  Jayson Crawford scored his first of the playoffs, followed by Mike Burke (2) and Brandon Benn for the Excelsiors.  That was as close as Brampton would get.  12-6 final.

Congrats to Six Nations Chiefs!  Good luck in the MSL Final!

Brampton showed moments of good play but were schooled by an experienced, well prepared Six Nations team.  Hopefully Brampton took notes and learned from the play of their opponent – especially in a potential final game where it is important to play your best players…..Brampton should take a page out of Six Nations playbook on this one!

Thanks to all our fans for the support this season!  We look forward to the 2016 season!



Excelsiors Down In Series

After winning game #3 in Six Nations, Brampton was looking for a repeat in game #4.  Six Nations had other ideas.

Ryan Benesch got things started at 4:37 of the first period, followed quickly by Nations goals from Billy Dee Smith and Dhane Smith.  Chris Corbeil got the Excelsiors on the board with a shorthanded goal at 12:43.  Nations scored 2 more to end the period 5-1.

Second period Joe Resetarits & Connor Daly scored Brampton’s only 2 goals.  Six Nations scored 5 to take a 10-3 lead.

The third period was all Six nations as they scored 4 unanswered goals to win game #4 14-3.

Brampton now finds itself in a huge hole down 3 games to 1.  Game #5 goes Thursday night in Six Nations.



Excelsiors Named to Team Canada

Congratulations to Excelsiors Captain Chris Corbeil and former Excelsiors Dan Dawson for being named Assistant Captain and Captain (respectively) for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships this coming September.  We know they will do Canada proud and represent Brampton well!


Excelsiors Squeak Past Chiefs

Game #3 tonight in Six Nations was a pivotal game for the Excelsiors.   Going to a 3-0 hole is something very few teams come back from.

Brandon Benn got the Excelsiors the early lead at 1:47.  Joe Resetarits followed with a goal of his own before Brandon Goodwin scored for Nations.  2-1 Brampton end of 1.

Leading scorer Mike Burke scored to open the second period.  Ryan Benesch scored his first of the game before Burke would find the back of the net again and Ethan O’Connor would get his first of the series.  Jeff Shattler scored three times to keep the game close before Tyler Ferreira would make it a 2 goal game once again.  6-5 end of 2.

The third period saw each team score only 1 goal a piece. Brampton takes game #3 7-6.

It was a fast game with not much intensity or excitement.  Brampton was lucky to squeeze out the win.

Game #4 is this coming Tuesday back at Memorial Arena in Brampton.


Excelsiors Lose Heartbreaker

Brampton was looking for a better outcome in game #2 in this best of 7 series.  For that they would need to put in a full 60 minute effort against a strong Six Nations team.

Brampton stuck to their game plan and came out looking to win.  Mike Mawdsley opened the scoring at 4:35 followed by former Junior’s Matt Bennett and Connor Sellars.  Excelsiors with a 3-0 lead end of the first period.

Six Nations scored first in the second period, Dhane Smith & Johnny Powless made it a 3-2 game.  Joe Resetarits scored his first of the game to regain the 2 goal lead.  Connor Sellars scored his second of the game and Tyler Ferreira scored to end the period.  6-4 Brampton end of 2.

Brampton needed a strong final 20 minutes to tie the series up.  Six Nations had other ideas.  Kasey Beirnes scored at 8:29 followed by Dave Brock at 13:19 to tie the game.  Kasey Beirnes scored the game winner at 17:29 of the third period.

Connor Sellars was the best player for your Excelsiors, scoring 2 goals and played a strong defensive game.  Tyler Carlson stood strong in goal.

It was a well played game by both teams however came down to depth.  Six Nations was able to roll 4 strong lines and played their game right to the final buzzer.  Brampton sat back and tried to protect their lead in the third period which led to them being unable to hold on for the win.

Brampton chose to go with junior players instead of their usual players who got them to this point.  Missing tonight were Sandy Chapman, Dan Keane, Simon Desousa, Shane Scott, Brady Heseltine and Rob Koger.  Playing any combination of these players would have made Brampton stronger and more competitive.

Game #3 is Saturday in Six Nations.


Game #1 Goes to the Chiefs

The 2015 MSL playoffs began on Tuesday as Brampton traveled to Six Nations to take on the defending Mann Cup Champions.

The game began as expected with Nations taking an early lead.  Captain Chris Corbeil scored to tie the game at 9:13 of the first.  Nations Randy Staats scored a natural hat trick to end the period giving the Chiefs a 4-1 lead.

Joe Resetarits scored at the 7:17 mark of the second to bring the Excelsiors within 2.  Six Nations had other ideas – Randy Staats scored his 4th of the game before former Excelsiors Jeff Shattler scored his own hat trick to give the Chiefs a 8-2 lead.  Resetarits scored his second of the period to end it 8-3.

Brampton attempted a come back in the third period with Mike Burke, Joe Resetarits and Mike Melnychenko scoring 1 each.  It wasn’t enough though….final score 9-6 Six Nations.

Game #2 goes Thursday August 6th in Brampton


1st Round Playoff Schedule –

Six Nations Chiefs

Game #1 – Tuesday August 4th 8:00pm @ Six Nations

Game #2 – Thursday August 6th 8:00pm @ Brampton

Game #3 – Saturday August 8th 7:00pm @ Six Nations

Game #4 – Tuesday August 11th 8:00pm @ Brampton

Game #5 – Thursday August 13th 8:00pm @ Six Nations *if necessary*

Game #6 – Friday August 14th 8:00pm @ Brampton *if necessary*

Game #7 – Saturday August 15th 7:00pm @ Six Nations *if necessary*

All Brampton games at Memorial Arena.  Ticket Prices:

Adults $13.00

Students/Seniors $10.00

Children Under 10 $2.00



Excelsiors End Season on Losing Streak

This is not the way Brampton wanted to go into the playoffs.   Your final regular season games should be tune-ups to get ready to make a run in the post season.  For Brampton it was a disinterested, unorganized group that showed up for the final 2 games of the regular season.

Brampton needed a win in the final regular season game against the Oakville Rock to secure third in the standings.

Brampton got off to a good start with Mike Burke scoring early.  Oakville scored the next 2 before Brady Heseltine tied the game.  Oakville got one back before the end of the period.  3-2 Oakville.

The second period it was Oakville who struck first, and second.  Brandon Benn got one back for the Excelsiors before Jeremy Noble scored again.  Zac Reid & Mike Burke got the Excelsiors back on the board.  7-5 Oakville end of 2.

Oakville was the only team that showed up in the third period.  They went on a 4 goal run to start the period.   Brampton appeared to be just going through the motions.  Mike Mawdsley & Sandy Chapman scored in the final 2 minutes of the game but it was too little too late.  Final score 11-7 Oakville.

The win gives the Rock their first playoff series since moving to Oakville.  The loss moves the Excelsiors into fourth position where they now face the defending Mann Cup Champions Six Nations Chiefs.

Brampton has a few days off to regroup.   If they play the way they did tonight the series will be short and high scoring for Six Nations.  Time to stop experimenting with the lineup and go with what has worked this season!   The team has stepped up for big games in the past playoffs are no different.



Excelsiors Lose To Redmen

Brampton traveled to Brooklin on Wednesday.  A win would secure third for the playoffs.   For Brooklin a win would keep them in the hunt for a playoff spot.

In an extremely hot arena both teams took awhile to get going.  The first goal of the game was scored by Brampton’s Joe Resetarits at 11:57 of the first.  Brooklin answered back with goals from Kiel Matisz and Shawn Williams.   Mike Burke scored to end the period tied 2-2.

The second period Brooklin call-up Austin Shanks was the only player on both teams to show up.  He scored 2 goals – one of which was a highlight reel 1 handed shot that beat Carlson.  Brooklin took a 4-2 lead into the dressing room.

The third period saw Shawn Williams score to open the period.  Mike Burke scored his second of the night before Reilly O’Connor scored to end the scoring.  Final score 6-3 Brooklin.

Brampton now needs to win their final game against Oakville to remain in third.


Excelsiors Clinch Playoff Spot

Brampton visited Kitchener-Waterloo last night in hopes of a win and a coveted playoff spot.

Things started off well for Brampton as Rob Kroger and Mike Melnychenko scored for a 2 goal lead.  KW quickly tied things up before Brampton went on a 4 goal run to take the lead.  (Goals by Mike Burke, Rob Kroger, Brady Heseltine & Luc Magnam).   6-3 Brampton end of 1.

The second period saw KW come alive and outscored Brampton 3-1.  Brampton’s lone goal came from Tyler Ferreira.  7-6 end of 2.

The third period was a back-and-forth battle. With both teams needing a win they kept it close.  Sandy Chapman and Brandon Benn both scored to keep the game tied.  Mike Burke scored the winner at 19:25 of the game to take the win 10-9.

The win ensures Brampton will be in the post-season – something they haven’t been for a few years now!

We now wait the final few games of the regular season to see who our opponent will be – either Six Nations Chiefs or Peterborough Lakers.

Congratulations to all players and coaches on making the playoffs.  You have made all of Brampton proud and we can’t wait to support you in your playoff run.  GO EXCELSIORS!!


Excelsiors Can’t Beat Lakers

Your Excelsiors travelled to Peterborough on Thursday to try and win another one against the Lakers.  Unlike the game in Brampton this one was all Peterborough.

Peterborough got things started with the first 2 goals before Brampton’s Mike Mawdsley got the Excelsiors on the board.  Mike Burke scored shorthanded and Sandy Chapman rounded out the scoring in the first to keep things close.  4-3 Lakers.

The second period saw Peterborough score first before Burke with his second the night scored to keep the pressure on.  That was all the offence Brampton could muster in the period as the Lakers scored 4 more taking a 9-4 lead into the dressing room.

The third period was a repeat of the second with Peterborough scoring 3 to Brampton’s 1 (Tyler Ferreira with the goal).   Final score 12-5 Lakers.

Things got a bit heated in the third period with Jayson Crawford dropping the glove with Laker Chad Culp.

Brampton has 3 games remaining in the regular season.  A combination of Brampton wins and Oakville/KW/Brooklin losses could mean a playoff berth for your Excelsiors.  Stay tuned!


Excelsiors Win Low Scoring Affair

The Brooklin Redmen made their final visit to Memorial arena last night.  It was a game both teams needed to win to even think of having a chance at playoffs.

Tyler Ferreira opened the scoring at 5:17 of the first.  Mike Burke and Joe Resetarits (2) rounded out the opening frame which saw Brampton with a 4-2 lead.

Both teams scored 2 a piece in the second period.  Brooklin scored 2 in the third which wasn’t enough.  Brampton held on for the 7-6 win.

There was no animosity in this game as there were 0 minutes in penalties.

The win put Brampton alone in 3rd place in the standings with 12 points – 2 points ahead of Oakville.  Only 4 games remain in the regular season for your Excelsiors.



Excelsiors Can’t Beat Chiefs

On Tuesday night in Six Nations Brampton kept the score close for the first 20 minutes at 3-2 before Six Nations stormed out in the second scoring 6 goals to Brampton’s 2.  Despite a 7 goal outburst by Brampton in the third period they still ended up short on a 13-11 loss.

It was the Burke-Resetarits show again as they combined for 5 goals and 10 assists.  Tyler Carlson had a 44 save night.

Your Excelsiors have continued to show great improvement over the last few games and have turned quite a few heads with their ability to play with the top teams in the league.



Excelsiors Win OT Thriller Over Lakers

If you weren’t at Memorial Arena on Sunday you missed what can arguably be called the best game of the year!

Brampton came into Sunday’s game the underdogs…..they came out of the game top dog!

The first period saw Peterborough outscore Brampton 4-1.  Brampton made some adjustments in the break and played a different came in the second period; scoring 6 goals to Peterborough’s 4.

Being behind by only 1 goal going into the third period Brampton had 5 different goal scorers to keep it a 1 goal game.  Mike Burke scored at 19:40 of the period to send the game to OT.

In OT it was Brampton who found that extra edge.  Ethan O’Connor, Mike Burke & Brady Heseltine powered your Excelsiors to a 16-15 win.

The Excelsiors were led by Mike Burke with 4 goals 4 assists and Joe Resetarits with 4 goals and 3 assists.  Tyler Ferreira also added 5 points.

See the video on Excelsiors Zac Reid:


Bram Wilfong Memorial Details

Bram was an Excelsior through and through.  He played his Junior and Major career in Brampton from 1964-1989 taking two years off to play in the NLL; 1974 for the Toronto Tomahawks and 1975 for the Boston Bolts.  Bram won a President’s Cup in 1972 and a Mann Cup in 1980 as an Excelsior.  He was a life-long Excelsior playmaker with 875 goals and 878 assists for a career total of 1073 points in 584 games.

The Brampton Excelsior Lacrosse Club is inviting friends to join Bram’s family in remembering his left at Memorial Arena 69 Elliott St, on July 26th from 1-4:00pm.



Excelsiors Close But Come Up Short

Six Nations made their final visit to Memorial arena on Thursday.  Although the final score ended up 22-14 in favour of the Chiefs it was no indication of how the game went.

Ethan O’Connor got things started for your Excelsiors at 6:22 of the first tying the game.  Nations scored the next three before Joe Resetarits got Brampton back on track.  First period ended 5-3 Nations.

The second period was back and forth with both teams scoring 7 goals apiece.  Brampton scored 4 in a row causing Six Nations to pull starting goalie Brandon Miller.  Second period ended 12-10 Nations.

The third period was a tale of 2 teams for Brampton.  The period started well for your Excelsiors who leaned on their veterans to keep them close (Kyle Rubisch, Sandy Chapman & Chris Corbeil all scored).  Unfortunately Brampton just couldn’t keep up with the veteran filled Six Nations team for the final 10 minutes of the game.  Nations went on to score 7 goals to take the win.

Angus Dineley was solid in goal for your Excelsiors.  Joe Resetarits & Tyler Ferreira led Brampton with 5 points a piece.



Excelsiors Back in the Win Column

Kitchener-Waterloo were the opponents last Sunday….both teams needed a win to stay in the hunt for playoffs.

Brampton came out firing leading 4-2 at the end of the first.  Kitchener improved in the second period but Brampton kept the edge leading 8-5 end of 2.  Only 1 goal was scored in the 3rd by each team.

Brampton takes this one 9-6 moving them into a tie with Oakville for third place in the standings.

Next home game for your Excelsiors is this Thursday July 9th against the league leading Six Nations Chiefs.



Excelsiors Can’t Solve the Rock

Brampton was looking for revenge after losing a close game to Oakville 10-7.

It was a very low scoring game with both goalies (Tyler Carlson for Brampton and Nick Rose for Oakville) making some key saves.  With the score tied 5-5 end of the second some animosity broke out on the floor but cooler heads prevailed.

Excelsiors battle hard but can’t complete the comeback and fall to the Rock 6-5.


Second Period Shutout Costs Excelsiors

This past Thursday the Brooklin Redmen made their first trip to Memorial Arena for the season.

The two teams traded goals in the first period with Brooklin leading 3-2 at the end of one.  The second period was the end of the Excelsiors game as they gave up 6 goals and scored 0.    This was too deep of a hole for Brampton to dig themselves out of and they dropped their second in a row 14-8.



Brampton Lose to Oakville

This past Monday Brampton traveled to Oakville to take on the Rock.  Both teams made some big off season moves so this would be a big test for both rosters.

Oakville came out flying in the first period with 5 different players scoring goals to take the lead 5-3.  Throughout the rest of the game Brampton was playing catch-up.  Time ran out on the Excelsiors as they lose 10-7 to the Rock.


Game Day – Brampton @ Oakville

Your Excelsiors travel to Oakville to take on the Rock tonight at 8:00pm.  Oakville won it’s first game of the season last night, beating KW 14-8, while your Excelsiors look to win their second in a row.

Tonight’s game will be webcast live through JVI Sports. 

All MSL webcasts will be FREE this summer.  JVI has started a crowd funding campaign to allow this to happen.   Please follow the link below and support in any way you can.   There are great prizes to be won and as always you get to see great lacrosse.



Excelsiors Back in Win Column

Kitchener-Waterloo made their second visit to Memorial arena this season on Thursday night.  Brampton was looking for a win with the return of NLL Champions Chris Corbeil, Kyle Rubisch and goalie Tyler Carlson.

It was a low scoring affair.  Brampton and KW traded goals in the first period ending 3-3.  The second period Brampton gained some momentum and scored 2 more.  The third period also saw Brampton score 2 to take the game 7-5.

Your Excelsiors were led by Dan Keane (3 goals, 1 assist) and rookie Tyler Ferreira (1 goal, 2 assists).  Tyler Carlson got the win in goal.


Excelsiors Come Close

Brampton made it’s first visit of the season to the ILA in a re-match against the Six Nations Chiefs.  Brampton had a good start to the game thanks to Joe Resitarits 2 goals and they led 2-1 going into the second period.

Brampton continued to stick with Six Nations scoring 4 goals in the second to lead 6-4 after two.

The third period was Brampton’s downfall as they allows 5 goals from the Chiefs and could not muster any offence.

With a much better showing tonight Brampton loses again to Six Nations 9-6.



Excelsiors Lose to Chiefs

It was a tough night at Memorial Arena this past Thursday as the Six Nations Chiefs came to town.   Even with the return of Sandy Chapman and Brandon Benn the Chiefs were too much for the Excelsiors to handle.  Six Nations scored 7 goals in the first and 9 goals in the second period to take a commanding lead in the game.   Final score Six Nations 19 Brampton 5.

Next game for your Excelsiors is a visit to the ILA to play the same Six Nations Chiefs this Tuesday June 16th 8:00pm.

Next home game is Thursday June 18th against the visiting KW Kodiaks.  Game time 8:00pm Memorial Arena.



Excelsiors Players Win Champions Cup

Congratulations to Excelsiors players Chris Corbeil, Kyle Rubisch and Tyler Carlson for winning the NLL Champions Cup with the Edmonton Rush.  This is Edmonton’s first championship in their 10 year history.

2015 Edmonton Rush

The Rush won 11-10 in second game of a best of 3 series against the Toronto Rock.   Excelsiors players Sandy Chapman and Brandon Benn were on the Rock roster.  Toronto fought hard but Edmonton would not be denied – it was their time!

We are proud of all our Excelsiors players from both teams.  You made Brampton proud!



Excelsiors Drop Home Opener to Kodiaks

2015 Ceremonial Faceoff


3 games in 4 nights proved to be too much for your Excelsiors as they lost 10-5 to the visiting Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks.  KW jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Tyler Ferreira got the Excelsiors on the board.

It was a good chance for the home fans to see the new look Excelsiors in action.  All of our graduating Junior A players made an impact during the game (as they have for all games this season).  Both Tye Belanger and Grant Crawley saw some time in goal.

Your Excelsiors have some much needed time off now as their next game is Thursday June 11th 8:00pm at home against the visiting Six Nations Chiefs.  Depending on how the NLL Champions Cup plays out Sandy Chapman, Chris Corbeil, Kyle Rubisch and Brandon Benn may be available for that game.

Come on out and support your Excelsiors!

2015 Home Opener



Excelsiors Begin 2015 Season On A Winning Streak

The 2015 season began this past Monday June 1st for your Excelsiors as they travelled to Oakville to take on the Rock.  The Excelsiors took to the floor with a young team, many playing in their first MSL game.   Nothing was going to stop them as they lead throughout the entire game ending with a 9-5 win.

Just 2 days later the Excelsiors visited the Brooklin Redmen for their second game of the season.  The game was back and forth with the Excelsiors never giving up and coming from behind to win their second game of the season 11-8.

Tye Belanger was solid in net for both games.



Excelsiors Selected for 2015 Team Canada


Congratulations to current Excelsiors players Chris Corbeil and Kyle Rubisch, and former Excelsiors Dan Dawson and Paul Dawson for being selected to Team Canada for the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship this coming September.

Good luck to all players competing and representing Canada!



The Brampton Excelsiors Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser was held on May 28th at the Caledon Golf & Country Club.

It was a beautiful day with lots of fun had by all.    Thanks to all those who attended and help us raise funds for the team!

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2015 Season Passes Now Available

Season passes for the 2015 regular season are now available for purchase.  Passes are good for all 9 regular season home games.  Cost – $50.00 per pass.  Please e-mail us to purchase your pass today!   Passes can also be bought at our home opener on June 4th.



Brampton Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The upcoming induction ceremony for the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame will be on May 12th at the Rose Theatre.  Excelsiors own Reg Ewles is being inducted for lacrosse.  Please see the attached poster for further information.  Congrats to Reg!

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Excelsiors Trade With Lakers

Your Brampton Excelsiors are very pleased to announce the return of Tyler Carlson to the team.  Carlson played his Junior career for the Brampton Junior A Excelsiors and has been playing for the Peterborough Lakers team for the past few seasons.  The trade also includes draft picks for Brampton.  In return the Lakers receive Chad Tutton.

With this trade we welcome back another Brampton born player and continue the trend of creating a team of great, local talent.  We look forward to seeing all Brampton players in action when the season begins this June.




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!

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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!


Please follow the link above to register.  If you have any questions please e-mail:


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




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!



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!

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  Press Release February 2, 2015


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!



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!




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


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





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!



Saturday July 5th vs. Brooklin Redmen (9-7 Loss)

Thursday July 3rd 8pm vs. Six Nations Chiefs (7-4 Loss)

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.


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

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(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.

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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.




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 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

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Brampton Excelsiors 2014 Sponsorship Package


Brampton Excelsiors Awards Banquet 2013





 DATE:   Sunday December 29, 2013

PLACE: Bramalea Lion’s Hall

45 Avondale Blvd. (behind Victoria Park Arena)

TIME:   5:00-9:00 pm.

COST:  $25.00








BELC Schedule – Important Dates



For an AGM to be held on October 21, 2013, the following are the

notification/ action dates.


Days/ Item According to the Constitution                                    Date – 2013

Notice of AGM Date and Time Minimum 45 days (Section 2.11)          September 7

  • Minimum 45 days prior to AGM

Notice of Elections – Nominations Opened (Sections 2:05 & 2.11)      September 7

  • 45 days prior to closing date for nominations

Closing Date for Proposed Constitutional Amendments for                           September 22

Consideration at the AGM         (Section 2.11)

  • Minimum 30 days prior to AGM

Nominations Close                                                                             October 21

  • Minimum open 45 days (unspecified)

Constitutional Amendments & Resolutions posted prior to AGM           October 7

  • 15 days notice to the members (Section 2:11)

Members Notice of Attendance at the AGM, submitted in writing,        October 7

to the President

  • Minimum 15 days prior to AGM (Section 2:04 & 2.11)
  • President will then advise member of date and time for AGM

BELC AGM (4th Monday of October) (Section 2.11)                              October 21


Executive Meeting Dates:

(Day of week:  Mondays)

November 19, 2012        January 21, 2013           February 18, 2013

March 18, 2013               April 15, 2013       May 13, 2013        September 16, 2013

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Sponsorship Packages available at all levels. This is the year for you to be a proud Brampton Excelsior Sponsor!

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Welcome Justine Blainey Wellness Centre as the official
chiropractor of the Excelsiors!


New Coach Bio:  CLEM D’ORAZIO

Clem D’Orazio is the new Head Coach of the Brampton Major Excelsiors after Head Coach Mike Hasen and the assistants Dan Teat and Pat O’Toole stepped down for family reasons. D’Orazio brings 20 years of lacrosse experience and more than 10 years of coaching experience to the Excelsiors including coaching the Ajax Rock last year. He holds a Master of Science in Education as well as a Bachelor of Physical Education degree from Brock University. At Brock, Clem won five national championships as a player and one as a coach. With the majority of last year’s roster expected to return, D’Orazio expects the team to be competitive this year.

Clem’s assistant this year are; Al Burton, Bill McLean and Mike McKay.

May 23rd. 2013 – Excelsiors Hammered in Peterborough

Last Thursday (May 23rd) the Excels boarded the bus to Peterborough with only a handful of returning players and the balance of the team supplemented by rookies and call ups including both goaltenders. Despite missing the majority of the team, the Excelsiors jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 6 minutes on goals by Mark White and Mike Burke.  That served as a wake-up call to the high powered Lakers who then rattled off 5 straight goals of their own.  A goal by Rookie Chris Atwood got them to with 2, however the Lakers added another before the period ended to make it a 6-3 game. Lakers goalie Tyler Carlson stopped all Excelsior shots in the second period, and right up to the 19th minute in the third when Joe Resitarits, finally found the back of the net. Peterborough dominated Brampton during the second and third period taking the victory 14 – 5.  Shawn Evans had an incredible night for the Lakers with 2 goals and 8 assists.

Brampton is looking for a much better performance Tuesday May 28th against the Oakville (Formerly Ajax) Rock for their home opener at Memorial Arena on Elliott Street in Brampton.

Excelsior Family loses Edna Whillans

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On March 12th 2013 Edna Whillans peacefully passed away in her 82nd year in the care of the Brampton Civic Hospital.
The dear wife of the late Mayor Kenneth Whillans, loving mother of Peter, Steven and Douglas, mother in law to Cheryl and Debbie, grandmother of Holly, Jessica, Jake, Evan, Cameron and Carly. Daughter of the late Nigel and Marguerite Cobb of Cobden. Sister of the late Shirley Stairs and Arthur Cobb, sister in law to Beverly Cobb, Lois Whillans and Edison Stairs. Lovingly remembered by all her nieces and nephews and will be sadly missed by all her friends. Family and friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home “Brampton Chapel” 52 Main St South (Hwy 10) Brampton on Sunday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9pm. Funeral Service on Monday March 18, 2013 at 1pm from Christ Church Anglican, 4 Elizabeth Street North, Brampton followed by cremation. If desired donations to Christ Church Anglican would be appreciated by the family. Please visit the Book of Memories at .

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We are now accepting Sponsorships for the 2013 season,

2012 BELC Constitution Timeline Information

For the AGM to be held on October 22nd. 2012, the following are the notification/action dates:  2012 BELC Schedule of Dates

2012 BELC Constitution – Amended October 24 2011 with Appendixes
2012 BELC Proposed Constitutional Amendments
2012 Brampton Excelsior’s Awards Banquet

Former Excelsior Captain and current Assistant Coach Dan Teat injured his left eye at work recently.  Dan has had surgery and is recuperating at home. Send best wishes to BELC President, Ziggy Musial at


(Get ready, we’re already locking our sights on the 2013 season.)


Home Games played at Powerade Centre

7575 Kennedy Road South
Brampton, Ontario
L6W 4T2

Click here for Map

This coming season is shaping up to be something really special. With the Mann Cup being battled for in Ontario this year the MSL is heating up with teams scrambling to put themselves in a position to host the grueling battle for one of the toughest championships in sport to win.

Brampton hasn’t been patiently waiting either and have gone out and secured the services of former Excelsior’s and NLL superstars Dan Dawson and Colin Doyle to complement their offense while maintaining the solid core of the team that has led them to the Ontario finals for the past 10 years.

 The coaching staff of Cordingley, Sanderson, and Barbosa will be behind the bench once again and former team Captain Mike Hasen will be joining them. They are looking to build upon the success that they have had and hope to take it to the next level that has eluded them these past 4 years.

Also returning are the Captains from last year. Last year Captain Dan Teat broke the 500 career goal mark and became the all-time leading scorer for the Brampton Excelsiors. Dan has played for Brampton his entire life and shows no sign of slowing down. Josh Sanderson managed to play in every single game last year and came up just shy of leading the league in points. He has been a focal point of this team for years and hopefully for years to come. Phil Sanderson played a major role on the stingiest defense in the league. The goaltending of Cosmo and Miller might have been amazing, but they will be the first to admit that a lot of the credit goes to the players in front of them.


President Ziggy Musial Inducted into the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame – May 1, 2012

                                                  2012 MAJOR SERIES LACROSSE – TRADE UPDATE!
Six Nations Chiefs receive the playing rights of  Brandon Miller and Rory Smith.
Brampton in return receives Matt Vinc, Mike AccursiTim O’Brien and a first round selection in 2013.
                                                                                GO EXCELSIORS GO!

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ONE MORE TIME:. Brampton Major Excelsiors goaltender Anthony Cosmo is hoping to hoist the Mann Cup again in 2012. They begin defense of the Canadian championship on May 30 in Brooklin. File photo

Last summer the Brampton Major Excelsiors surprised a lot of teams on its way to a Canadian senior lacrosse championship.
The element of surprise might be gone but the Excelsiors are determined to repeat as Mann Cup champions and are putting the pieces in place that they hope will earn them another title.
“Our goal in Brampton is like every year in Brampton, it’s to win the Mann Cup,” admitted general manager Steve McCullough. “Last year our young guys came up big and played like they have been in the league for years. The experience that they picked up should only help us.”
And they have 17 returnees confirmed back.
Seeking another shot at a national title will be goaltender Anthony Cosmo, Dan Dawson, Sandy Chapman, National Lacrosse League Defender of the Year Kyle Rubisch, Chris Corbeil, Dylan Evans, Joe Walters, Joey Resetartis, Jon Harasym, Mike Kirk, Bill Greer, Zack Greer, John McClure, Tyler Burton, Brendon Doran, Spencer Janes and Carter Bender along with Junior A grad Michael Burke.
The Excelsiors have also traded the rights to Rory Smith to Six Nations for goaltender Matt Vinc, Mike Accursi, Tim O’Brien, draft picks and future considerations and re-acquired Paul Dawson, Dan’s younger brother, from the Western Lacrosse Association.
And there may be more to come before the Ontario Lacrosse Association Majors Series season kicks off for the Excelsiors on Wednesday, May 30 in Brooklin. They will play their home opener on Tuesday, June 5 against the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks.
But before that, head coach Mike Hasen will have something else on his mind. He’ll lead his Rochester Knighthawks into the NLL final against the Edmonton Rush tomorrow (Saturday) at home.
And he’ll have seven members of the summer squad on his roster including Walters, Burton, Evans, Kirk, Accursi, O’Brien and Vinc. Rubisch, Corbeil and Zack Greer will play for Edmonton.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~EXCELSIORS:  If you have information relating to the former Presidents of the BELC, such as names, dates, et cetera, would you kindly send it to Current President Ziggy Musial. Contact Ziggy at
(We are attempting to fill a few voids in our collective memory.)
                                                           Excelsiors Protect Juniors to build the Future

Excelsiors will expect a boost up front next season from the protected players from the 2011 Junior A Excelsiors. Michael Burke and Cameron Flint are those players. Burke led the OLA in scoring last year, outpacing big names like Johnny Powless and Kedoh Hill by totalling 45 goals and 84 assists for 129 points. Flint didn’t play with the Junior Excels in 2011, but he had already established himself as a solid forward in the league in 2010 and is a strong contributor to the Denver University offense.

At the draft the Excelsiors made a deal with KW. Brampton traded 2012 3rd, 4th, and 5th round picks to KW for KW’s 2013 2nd round pick. 2012 is forecasted to be a very strong draft year of Juniors.

With their 2nd round selection this year Brampton stayed close to home and drafted Excelsior Junior Kyle Andrews.

Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell Rings In The New Year With The Mann Cup!
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Brampton Excelsiors Awards 2011

Brampton Excelsior Lacrosse Awards Banquet

Wednesday December 28, 2011
6:00 PM
Spot One Banquet Hall
289 Rutherford Road South,
Tickets $25 per person.
For more info or to purchase tickets, please contact:

The Brampton Excelsiors need your vote in the Canadian Press’s Canadian Sports Team of the Year!!!

After travelling West and winning their 3rd Mann Cup in 4 years, the Excels are certainly worthy of the honour, andLacrosse is certainly a game worthy of the recognition. 

Please follow the link and vote for The Brampton Excelsiors as The Canadian Sports Team of the Year!


                                     Back with Bandits

With National Lacrosse League (NLL) training camps set to begin, the Buffalo Bandits announced the signings of six players including Brampton’s Ben McCullough on Friday.
The 5-foot-10, 188-pound McCullough will join the team on defense for a second season. He was Buffalo’s second-round selection, 13th overall from the 2010 NLL Entry Draft. He played in one game for the Bandits last season.
The Bandits recently announced that Brampton’s Dan Teat, an assistant coach with the Mann Cup champion Brampton Excelsiors last season will be an assistant coach in Buffalo.


Brampton MP Kyle Seeback congratulates The Brampton Excelsiors on their Mann Cup Victory in Parliament, Oct 4th, 2011.

Kyle Seeback MP Brampton West, Bal Gosal Minister of State (Sport)                                     


If YOU have any Excelsior memorabilia and would consider letting us post it on our website, contact:


‘Three For Four’ 2008-2009-2011 ‘Three For Four’   PHOTOS FROM THE AIRPORT!!!   ‘Three For Four’ 2008-2009-2011 ‘Three For Four’

“We are all very proud!  Truly amazing given the number of new young players this year! An amazing accomplishment!”
Yours in Lacrosse,
Susan Fennell
The Boys are ‘Bringing the Bling’ Back to Brampton!
Come on out to the Toronto – Pearson International Airport and welcome your Heroes Home!
NOTE: Dan Dawson now moved up to 23rd spot on Mann Cup All Time Scoring
with 86 points (37G, 49A).

See older posts on ARCHIVE Page.


Harry Benham was in Sunnybrook Hospital recovering from a nasty fall at his cottage.  He is home now, his spirits are high and he is making great strides towards a full recovery.  Best wishes should be conveyed to Ziggy at

For those who do not know Harry, he was a member of the 1959 Brampton Jr. A Excelsior Minto Cup Champions.  His officiating career began in 1962 and between 1974 and 1985 he officiated in 7 Mann Cups, both east and west; 4 Minto Cups and served as either Director or President of the Ontario Lacrosse Referees’ Association until 1998.

Harry is also a Life Member of the Brampton Excelsior Lacrosse Club, the Ontario Lacrosse Association and was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1996.  It’s hard to keep a good man down. Speedy recovery Harry



101st Mann Cup Champions – Our 11th Mann Cup!

Mann Cup Game 5– Langley B.C.
Brampton Guardian  Vancouver Sun  TSN Article

Brampton Excelsiors Win 101st Mann Cup By A Score of 6-3 vs. Langley Thunder
Box Score   Go Excelsiors Go!  Jarrett Davis earns a Hat Trick! Anthony Cosmo named MVP!

The 2011 Mann Cup teams have been set, the battle will be between the Western Lacrosse Champions, Langley Thunder and the Major Series Lacrosse Champions, Brampton Excelsiors.
To purchase Live P.P.V. Action $11.95 per game, Click Here.  For Langley Arena tickets, Click Here.
Western Lacrosse Association  Mann Cup Blog Page .


The Excelsiors, and the Mann Cup in general, are getting little if any coverage from our local media outlets!  Thanks to TSN for their coverage.
For everyone else, where are you?  Lacrosse is one of our National Sports.  This is the Canadian Championship and you have a team who is in the Championship for the first time, Langley, and you have a local team from Brampton.  These are some of the finest athletes in sports today, yet for some reason you chose to ignore this Championship.  If you, the fans feel the same way, please contact these media outlets and let them know. Some of the larger outlets and their contacts are listed below:

See how they cover the Mann Cup in the Langley, BC  Times

CTV Toronto!/

The Toronto Sun

The Toronto Star  – Cathal Kelly – Damien Cox


Mann Cup Game 5– Langley B.C.

Brampton Excelsiors Win 101st Mann Cup By A Score of 6-3 vs. Langley Thunder
Box Score   Go Excelsiors Go!  Jarrett Davis earns a Hat Trick!


Mann Cup Game 4– Langley B.C.

Brampton takes game 4 by a score of 5 – 4 to take a three to one series lead.

Box score.  Brampton Guardian. Vancouver Sun. The Province. The Province.  Langley, B.C. Times.
Dan Dawson – All time Mann Cup stats after game 3.  GP 27, G 36, A 46, Pts. 82, PIM 4, HT 4 ,Series 7, moved up from 33 to 26 place.


Mann Cup Game 3– Langley B.C.

Brampton takes Game 3 with an 8 -7 victory.

Close, hard fought victory after Brampton chased Lagley’s goalie from the net in the first period. Game 4 tomorrow night. Box score.   Inside Lacrosse Report.  Brampton Guardian.


  Mann Cup Game 2– Langley B.C.

Brampton evens the series with a convincing 9 – 4 Victory in Langley. The return of Cosmo, Dawson and others to the lineup was certainly a spark! Series now tied 1 game each.   Box Score    TSN.  Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Sun Coverage of Game 2


Mann Cup Game 1– Langley B.C.

Brampton gets thumped!

A tired and depleted Excelsiors squad was overmatched and out manned last night losing 11 – 3 to Langley in Game One. Many players had just flown in within 24 hours and the team was missing Dawson, Cosmo, Corbeil, Bender, Hominuk, Bill Greer and Joe Resetarits due to job conflicts etc.  For Game 2 the Excels should have a few more players in the line-up, with the balance to be back for the weekend games.

Game One Box score.   All games can be viewed on PPV starting at 10:45 pm.  Link here.


From our friend Erica in B.C.
2011 Mann Cup press conference September 6/2011
From the Langley Events Centre, the Brampton Excelsiors and the Langley Thunder prepare for the Mann Cup. The action begins September 7/2011.
A story from the Vancouver Sun on the series!

Thunder hoping for more surprises against Excelsiors–excelsiors-eyeing-canadian-lacrosse-crown

Excelsiors eyeing Canadian lacrosse crown

Series starts tonight.  See link above to purchase game stream.


Mann Cup 2011 Schedule:
Game 1: Sept 7, 2011 @ 7:45pm PST
Game 2: Sept 8, 2011 @ 7:45pm PST
Game 3: Sept 10, 2011 @ 7:45pm PST
Game 4: Sept 11, 2011 @ 7:45pm PST
Game 5: Sept 12, 2011 @ 7:45pm PST*
Game 6: Sept 14, 2011 @ 7:45pm PST*
Game 7: Sept 15, 2011 @ 7:45pm PST*
*if necessary
All games played at
Langley Event Centre
7888 – 200th Street
Langley, BC, V2Y 3J4
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Excelsiors Shock Lakers

The Brampton Major Excelsiors punched their ticket to the Canadian finals on Tuesday night, stunning the defending Mann Cup champion Peterborough Lakers on their home floor.
Brampton, who finished a distant third to Peterborough in the Ontario Lacrosse Association regular season standings… more


NOTE: On Thursday, August 25th Dean French, Director of Team Canada, will make a special
presentation to Anthony Cosmo, Dan Dawson, Sandy Chapman, Chris Corbeil and Kyle Rubisch for their achievement at the recent World Indoor Championship prior to face-off and the start of the game.


Ontario Final Playoff Schedule released for the Brampton vs. Peterborough Series

Thursday, Aug 18 @ Peterborough 8 pm start – Result Game 1 – Peterborough 9,  Brampton 8 (Double OT)

Monday, Aug 22 @ Brampton 8 pm start – Result Game 2 – Brampton 8,  Peterborough 5

Wednesday, Aug 24 @ Peterborough 8 pm start – Result Game 3 – Brampton 12, Peterborough 10

Thursday, Aug 25 @ Brampton 8 pm start – Result Game 4  – Peterborough 11   Brampton 10  (Series tied 2-2)

Sunday, Aug 28 @ Peterborough 7 pm start – Result Game 5 –  Brampton 13  Peterborough 11 (Brampton leads the series 3 -2)

Tuesday, Aug 30 @ Peterborough 8 pm start Result Game 6 – Brampton 9  Peterborough 7 Brampton wins the Ontario Championship!

Congratulations to The Excelsiors, what a team to de-throne the reigning Mann Cup Champions in style, winning 3 of 4 games in Peterborough.

Next stop Langley B.C. to play the Thunder for The Mann Cup.

Photo Gallery – Paul Grottoli

Excelsior Player interviews from Knighthawk Lacrosse after Game 2

Kyle Rubisch

Jarrett Davis

Coach Mike Hasen


Second Round Playoff Schedule released for the Brampton vs. Brooklin Series.

1) Thursday Aug 4th @ 8 pm @ Brooklin

   Result Game 1 – Brooklin 7 Brampton 6 – OT

2) Friday Aug 5th @ 8 pm @ Brampton

   Result Game 2 – Brooklin 7 Brampton 6 – OT

3) Monday Aug 8th @ 8 pm @ Brooklin

   Result Game 3 – Brampton 11  Brooklin 7

4) Wednesday Aug 10th @ 8 pm @  Brampton

   Result Game 4  –   Brampton 6  Brooklin 4

5) Thursday Aug. 11th @ 8 pm @ Brooklin

   Result Game 5 – Brampton 10  Brooklin 8  – OT

6) Sunday Aug 14th @ 8 pm @ Brampton

   Result Game 6 – Brampton 13  Brooklin 2

Brampton Wins Semi-Final Series 4 games to 2


Brampton Guardian Article – Fri. Aug. 5th, 2011

New-look Excels to meet Redmen

Many of the familiar names are gone but the Brampton Major Excelsiors hope their roster of lesser known players will lead the team back into the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) Major Series final.
Standing in their way is a tough test as the Excelsiors face the second-place Brooklin Redmen beginning Thursday at Brooklin in the best-of-seven semifinal.
The series continues on Friday at 8 p.m. in Brampton at the Powerade Centre. The Excelsiors finished just two points behind the Redmen in the OLA final standings despite a major overhaul of the line-up. General manager Steve McCullough brought in 13 new faces this season. Gone were the likes of National Lacrosse League (NLL) veterans Josh Sanderson, Blaine Manning, Brodie Merrill, Patrick Merrill, Aaron Wilson and Shawn Williams.   Read more.


Brampton Excelsiors win in 3 straight over Ajax to advance to the semi-finals of the Ontario Lacrosse Championships.  They will play Brooklin Redmen in the next round. First home game of the series will be Friday 5th at 8pm at the Powerade Centre.  Don’t forget to check the Excelsiors Facebook page and our Twitter feed. (icons at the top of the page.

Brampton Excelsior First Round Playoffs vs. Ajax

Game 1 Wed July 27 at Powerade – Brampton 13 – Ajax 5

Game 2 Thursday July 28 at Ajax –  Brampton 9 – Ajax 7

Game 3 Friday July 29 at Powerade  – Brampton 11 – Ajax 3 – Brampton wins the series 3-0

Game 4 Sunday July 31 at Ajax

Game 5 Monday Aug 1 at Powerade

All games are at 8 pm



AWAY Games

May 26th Peterborough 8:00   14 – 6 Loss
May 29th Ajax 7:00    8 -6 Win
May 31st KW 8:00   10 – 6 Win
June 17th Ajax 8:00    7 – 6 Win
June 22nd Brooklin 8:00   10 – 7 Loss
June 25th Six Nations 7:00   10 -5 Win
July 15th Brooklin 8:00 13 – 7 Loss
July 19th KW 8:00 11-8 Win
July 21st Peterborough 8:00 11-8 Win
July 23th Six Nations 7:00 11-10 Loss

HOME Games

June 2nd KW 8:00    9 – 5 Win
June 5th Peterborough 7:00    6 – 5 Loss
June 9th Brooklin 8:00    9 – 6 Loss
June 12th Ajax 8:00 12 -10 Win
June 16th KW 8:00 11 – 7 Win
June 23th Ajax 7:00 11 – 6 Win
June 30th Six Nations 8:00    3 – 2 Win
July 7th Six Nations 8:00    6 – 4 Loss
July 10th Brooklin 7:00   11 – 10 Win
July 14th Peterborough 8:00 Memorial Arena






Deepest Sympathies to the Sanderson Family on the passing of Ryan.

Ryan Sanderson passed away suddenly on July 7th at the age of 36. Our condolences go out to Phillip and Sue Sanderson of Orangeville and Bill Gerrie of Burlington. Ryan Sanderson was an Excelsior and played on the 1998 Mann Cup Championship Team.

Funeral Arrangements:

Orangeville Baptist Church Tues. July 12th 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm

Funeral at the Church on Wed. July 13th at 3pm.

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Inductee ‘Potsy’ Burrows & Mayor Susan Fennell – Inductee ‘Potsy’ Burrows & Legendary Ken Giles

Excelsior Inductees Troy Cordingley &’Potsy’ Burrows, Inductee Cordingley and His Proud Father Ted

Webmaster Dan Bowyer Congratulating Our Two Newest Excelsior Inductees


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Excelsior’s Golf Tournament Reception Table, Excelsior Sponsor Al Brannon & ‘His Angels’, Ziggy Presents Tournament Cup

Mike Gillan, Potsy Burrows, Barry & Carole Jones, Zen Lipinski, Mike Hasen, Tom Brannon, Ziggy Musial & Josh Sanderson

Bob Burke and Dean McLeod Hamming It Up, Dan Bowyer Driving 300 Yards, Major Excelsior Dance Team Enjoying The Day


John Herd presented with CLA’s Lester B. Pearson Award

At the CLA’s Board of Directors Semi-Annual General Meeting in Saskatoon on May 29th, 2010, CLA President, Joey Harris, presented John Herd with the Lester B. Pearson Award.
John has been involved in Lacrosse for over 40 years and over this time has made countless contributions to the game at the local, provincial and national level, particularly in the area of officiating including:

  • Authority on the Box Lacrosse Rule Book
  • Longest serving member of the CLA Officials Committee
  • Initiating Standby Referees for National Championships
  • Co-authored the first Instructors’ Manual for teaching referees
  • Master Referee Course Conductor

The Lester B. Pearson Award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions of sportsmanship and leadership in the game of Lacrosse and to the physical and mental development of young Canadians through unselfish dedication as a volunteer. The Brampton Excelsiors would like to congratulate John on this achievement and for the time and dedication he has contributed to our National Game. Well Done John!



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Monday, May 31st, 2010 – Castlemore Golf and Country Club, Brampton

Hole In One Prize – 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe, Courtesy of John Musial, Brampton Mitsubishi
Silent Auction – McCabe Filkin Garvie – Certificate for Wills and Powers of Attorney, $500.00 value
Silent Auction – Anonymous donation – golf shoes, golf shirt, golf balls, and tees, $100.00 value
Silent Auction – Brampton Courtyard Marriott, Complimentary Overnight Bed/Breakfast Package
Silent Auction – Autographed Brampton Battalion Hockey Stick, Courtesy of Brampton Battalion
Silent Auction – Goodlife Fitness Package – 1 month free membership, ladies sweatshirt
Silent Auction – Brampton and Area Pizza Pizzas – Free Pizza A Month For A Year Prize
Silent Auction – Several OPG Water Safety/ First Aid Kits $50.00 value
Silent Auction – M & M Meats – 2 x $25.00 gift cards, $50.00 value


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(Click Here To Send Your Congratulations And Best Wishes To Potsy)

1938 Junior Excelsiors
The Brampton Excelsior Lacrosse Club’s oldest member, George “Potsy” Burrows will be inducted into the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame just weeks shy of his 92nd birthday. Potsy, a well-respected, lifelong sports enthusiast, began playing Brampton House League Lacrosse in 1926 at the age of eight. Congratulations “Potsy” from all of your fans!

1947 Senior Excelsiors At Rochester



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