While I was away one of my friends sent me a text message that read the Brampton Excelsior’s had defeated the Peterborough Lakers in game seven of the Eastern Senior Lacrosse Championship. I had watched the first two games that had been played in Brampton and when I left on my holiday, Brampton was down 2-1 to the defending cup champion Lakers. Since I was away I had no way of getting any sort of sports news from the web as I had no internet access. I thought at that time that it would be a pretty tough grind to win the series. They did and the rest is as they say history. You can find any of these sports teams websites on the web if you desire a little more information.
The Excelsior’s will now play the New Westminster Salmonbellies for the Mann Cup. For those of you not familiar with the Mann Cup it is the ultimate prize for Senior box Lacrosse in Canada and would be like the Stanley Cup is for hockey. The Salmonbellies are a relative unknown to Brampton and only lost one game all year by one goal in the western loop before they rolled through their two playoff series four games straight in each, in order to get here. The series should prove very interesting on top of being great lacrosse. All of the games will be played at the Brampton Powerade Center. I will be in attendance for all of them as I am a volunteer helping to put the games on and make them a success.
On a side note, New Westminster is the home of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
“No Guts No Glory”
For those of you that don’t know where Brampton and the Powerade Center are I have some pictures taken from Google Earth. We Start with Southern Ontario in Canada.
The Powerade Center in Brampton Ontario
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