Silvercreeks face JICBL teams this summer
GUELPH – Turns out the Guelph Silvercreeks aren’t getting away from Junior Inter-County Baseball League competition after all.
The Creeks jumped to the Central Ontario Baseball Association’s junior league last fall, but the COBA league and the JICBL decided on an interlocking schedule after it looked like the JICBL would be down to four teams this year while the COBA loop would be at 10.
With the four remaining JICBL teams joining the 10 COBA junior squads, the leagues drew up a schedule that would see each team play 19 games in the regular season. The league was split in two geographically, with the Silvercreeks being placed in the western group with the Brantford Junior Red Sox, Hamilton Junior Cardinals, Stratford Nationals, Port Dover Clippers, Burlington Bulls and Dundas Chiefs. The Creeks, Brantford, Hamilton, Stratford and Port Dover played in the JICBL last season while Burlington and Dundas were in the COBA junior league.
Teams in the eastern group are the Brampton Royals, two Mississauga North Tigers teams, Oakville A’s, Halton Hills Eagles, Mississauga Southwest Twins and Royal York Rangers.
The teams are scheduled to play each team in its own group twice during the season and each team in the other group once.
The Creeks are to play their home games at Hastings Stadium on Wednesdays beginning at 7:30 p.m. They’re to open their regular season with a home game against Mississauga Southwest May 10 and close it with a home game against Burlington July 26.
Most of their away games during the regular season are weeknight games. They have a Friday night game at Port Dover and Sunday night games at Royal York and Dundas. Of their other away games, the Creeks have two each on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Guelph Silvercreeks 2017 Schedule
May 10: vs. Mississauga Southwest, 7:30 p.m.
May 12: at Port Dover, 7 p.m.
May 17: vs. Brampton, 7:30 p.m.
May 24: vs. Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
May 29: at Burlington, 7:30 p.m.
May 31: vs. Stratford, 7:30 p.m.
June 7: vs. Oakville, 7:30 p.m.
June 8: at Mississauga North Two, 7:30 p.m.
June 11: at Royal York, 7:30 p.m.
June 14: vs. Brantford, 7:30 p.m.
June 18: at Dundas, 7 p.m.
June 21: vs. Halton Hills, 7:30 p.m.
June 27: at Mississauga North, 7:30 p.m.
July 4: at Stratford, 7:30 p.m.
July 5: vs. Port Dover, 7:30 p.m.
July 13: at Brantford, 7:30 p.m.
July 17: at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
July 19: vs. Dundas, 7:30 p.m.
July 26: vs. Burlington, 7:30 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal