Three Regals squads to battle for tourney titles
GUELPH – Three teams from the host Guelph Minor Lacrosse Association will play for championship titles in their own Guelph Regals Chuck Miller Invitational tournament Sunday at the West End arena.
The Regals are to play Wallaceburg in the tyke final at 10 a.m. Guelph is to play Peterborough Two in the novice final at 10:30 a.m. and the Regals are to battle Cambridge in the midget final at 12:30 p.m.
The peewee final is to pit Whitby Three against Milton at 11:15 a.m. while the bantam final is to match Kingston against Six Nations Three at 11:45 a.m.
All of the Canada Day games in the tournament were played at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex in Fergus.
In tyke, the Regals dropped Peterborough 11-2 in the semifinals after they had scored two wins Friday to gain a bye in the playoff qualifying matches which were effectively the quarter-finals. One of Friday’s wins was a 4-0 victory over Wallaceburg in the tournament opener. Wallaceburg defeated Cambridge 6-3 in the other semifinal.
In novice, the Regals blanked the Centre Wellington Mohawks 2-0 in the semifinals. The Regals had completed pool play earlier in the day with a 4-3 loss to Hamilton. That followed two wins Friday. The Mohawks dropped Six Nations 10-1 earlier Saturday to complete their pool play with three wins. The other semifinal saw Peterborough Two down Hamilton 5-2. Peterborough Two had two wins and a loss in pool play.
In midget Saturday, the Regals finished pool play with a 6-2 victory over London while Cambridge dropped Six Nations 7-2. With four teams in the division, there were no semifinals as the top two teams gained berths in the final. The Regals won all three of their games while Cambridge had two wins and a loss, the loss being a 5-3 setback to the Regals in the tournament opener for both teams Friday.
In peewee, the host Regals were ousted following a 7-5 loss to Milton in the semifinals. Both teams had won both their pool play games Friday, but both had to play in playoff qualifiers after Whitby Three, also 2-0 in pool play, was awarded the bye into the semifinals with a first-place finish due to outscoring their pool play opponents 31-2. The Regals won their qualifier 7-3 over Peterborough. Whitby Three edged Whitby Four 4-3 in the other semifinal.
In bantam, the Regals were defeated 11-3 by Six Nations Three Saturday to complete pool play with two losses and a tie. That was the lone win in pool play for Six Nations Three, but it got them into a semifinal match with Six Nations Four that they won 12-10. Kingston dropped Cornwall 9-1 in the other semifinal.
Qualifier: Wallaceburg 7 Milton 2
Qualifier: Cambridge 10 Sarnia 0
Qualifier: Peterborough 8 Halton 7
Semifinal: Guelph 11 Peterborough 2
Semifinal: Wallaceburg 6 Cambridge 3
Sarnia 10 Peterborough Three 6
Hamilton 4 Guelph 3
Peterborough Two 23 North Perth 0
Centre Wellington 10 Six Nations 1
Semifinal: Peterborough Two 5 Hamilton Two 2
Semifinal: Guelph 2 Centre Wellington 0
Qualifier: Whitby Four 4 Halton 3
Qualifier: Guelph 7 Peterborough 3
Qualifier: Milton 10 Barrie 3
Semifinal: Whitby Three 4 Whitby Four 3
Semifinal: Milton 7 Guelph 5
Kingston 8 Six Nations Four 2
Cornwall 9 Hamilton 8
Six Nations Three 11 Guelph 3
Semifinal: Kingston 9 Cornwall 1
Semifinal: Six Nations Three 12 Six Nations Four 10
Guelph 6 London 2
Cambridge 7 Six Nations 2
At West End One
Tyke final: Guelph vs. Wallaceburg, 10 a.m.
Peewee final: Whitby Three vs. Milton, 11:15 a.m.
Midget final: Guelph vs. Cambridge, 12:30 p.m.
At West End Two
Novice final: Guelph vs. Peterborough Two, 10:30 a.m.
Bantam final: Kingston vs. Six Nations Three, 11:45 a.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal