Regals to begin their regular season on the road April 16
GUELPH – The Guelph Regals, who are to begin their Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League open tryouts and training camp next weekend are about six and a half weeks from the regular-season opener.
The Regals released their 2020 regular-season schedule on the weekend and it sees their league play scheduled to begin on April 16 against the St. Catharines Spartans in Thorold.
Their home opener will be two days later against the Wallaceburg Red Devils.
The Regals are to play their home games at the Victoria Road arena again this season. They’ll have 10 home games during the regular season – four on a Wednesday, three on a Friday, two on a Sunday and one on a Saturday.
Longest homestand for the Regals is three games, something they’ll do twice in the first half of their season as six of their first eight games are home games.
Most consecutive road games is four as they’re to play at Wallaceburg May 23, Point Edward May 24, London May 29 and Elora May 31.
The Regals are to play a home-and-home series with every team in the Western Conference this season.
The locals also have six preseason games on their schedule, three in each the Six Nations Spring Showcase April 4 and three more at the Elora Mohawks Tournament at the Elora and District Community Centre April 11.
The Regals are to open their training camp March 8. As usual, it’ll be held at Kitchener’s Queensmount Arena.
They’ll have three sessions there as they’re to workout March 8 starting at 10 a.m., March 22 starting at 1 p.m. and March 29 beginning at 10 a.m. The first two are two-hour sessions and the third one is a four-hour session.
They’re to have their first session at the Victoria Road arena April 8. The two-hour session that is to begin at 7:30 p.m. is by invitation only.
The Regals were fourth in the Mid West Division and eighth in the Western Conference at 6-12-2 last season. They lost 3-1 in the best-of-five conference quarter-finals.
SIX NATIONS SPRING SHOWCASE
vs. Hamilton, 11 a.m.
vs. Brampton, 3 p.m.
vs. Six Nations, 8 p.m.
ELORA MOHAWKS TOURNAMENT
vs. Point Edward, 11:30 a.m.
vs. Orangeville, 2 p.m.
vs. Elora, 7:30 p.m.
April 16: vs. St. Catharines at Thorold, 8 p.m.
April 18: vs. Wallaceburg at Victoria Road arena, 3 p.m.
April 24: vs. Hamilton at Victoria Road Arena, 8 p.m.
May 1: vs. Welland at Victoria Road Arena, 8 p.m.
May 2: at Windsor, 7 p.m.
May 6: vs. Elora at Victoria Road Arena, 8 p.m.
May 8: vs. St. Catharines at Victoria Road Arena, 8 p.m.
May 10: vs. Windsor at Victoria Road Arena, 3 p.m.
May 14: at Owen Sound, 8 p.m.
May 15: at Six Nations, 8 p.m.
May 20: vs. Owen Sound at Victoria Road Arena, 8 p.m.
May 23: at Wallaceburg, 7 p.m.
May 24: at Point Edward, 3 p.m.
May 29: at London, 8 p.m.
May 31: at Elora, 7 p.m.
June 3: vs. Point Edward at Victoria Road Arena, 8 p.m.
June 4: at Hamilton, 8 p.m.
June 7: vs. Six Nations at Victoria Road Arena, 3 p.m.
June 10: vs. London at Victoria Road Arena, 8 p.m.
June 14: at Welland, 7 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal