The hopes of a Minto Cup in 2019 came to a sudden end last night as the A's dropped an 8-5 decision to the Burlington Chiefs in front of a season high crowd of 734 fans at the Jack #PackTheJack.
A's got behind 5-3 going into the third frame but there were no more miracle comebacks left in the tank as the Chiefs secured the win with a stingy defence and solid goal-tending from Drew Hutchinson.
Brayden Mayea led the A's in scoring picking up 2 markers on the night while Tyler Brown scored the most points with 3 helpers in the losing cause.
The boys in Double Blue had high hopes for a championship season in 2019 but as the season's team mantra #EarnedNotGiven indicates, Championships have to be earned and this year the A's came up short.
It will be extra difficult for our graduating players as they won't have a chance to wear the Double Blue again as they move on in their lacrosse careers in the Pros and Senior leagues.
Good luck to all our graduating players of 2019.
Thank you to all of of great sponsors, volunteers, supporters and our dedicated fans!. St.Catharines had the best attendance in the OJALL and most vocal supporters in the league!!
Good Luck to Burlington Chiefs as they face off against the Orangeville Northmen in the OJALL final. May the best team win and bring back the Minto Cup to Ontario in 2019.
The A's pick up a big road win in Game 5 of the OJALL Semifinal series with a 7-6 defeat of the Burlington Chiefs on their home floor.
Sniper Jake McNabb had a huge, clutch performance picking up 6 points (3 G and 3A) including the game winning goal with only a minute to play in the third period.
Brayden Mayea also contributed 4 points in the win including 2 goals and 2 assists
The win forces Game 6 back home in St.Catharines on Sunday night with a 7:00pm start at the Jack #PackTheJack
Come out Sunday and cheer on the boys as they continue to try and make the epic series comeback!
Be Loud, Be Proud and Let's make some noise........Let's Go DoubleBlue!!!!
Thanks to @needabuss.ca there will be a booster bus available to make the road trip and support the A's stave off elimination in the OJALL Semifinal Series for Game 5 (Friday July 26) against the Burlington Chiefs.
Needabuss needs 40 confirmed attendees to secure the trip.
The bus will be taking off from Romby's on Friday at 6:00pm sharp!!
If interested, please contact Romby's to save your seat.
Get on board the DoubleBlue Express!!!!
Let's Go A's!
Prior to the start of last night's Game 4 playoff game, the A's welcomed new sponsor Meridian Credit Union to our family of supporters.
Meridian representatives Miranda Walorny and Jordan Houtby were on hand for the ceremonial ball drop with Captains Latrell Harris of the A's and Callum Jones of the Chiefs.
Thank you Meridian for joining our Jr. A Lacrosse Family!
Remember to support local businesses that support local sports!!
A's dropped Game 4 of the OJALL semifinal series against the Burlington with a 9-6 loss to the Chiefs at the Jack.
With the loss, the A's fall behind 3-1 in the Best of 7 series and now will need to win 3 straight to advance into the finals.
Kealan Pilon, back from missing Game 3 due to injury, led the way for the A's picking up 5 points on 1 goal and 4 assists in the losing cause.
Sniper Jake McNabb continued his torrid scoring pace picking up two goals and now leads the league in scoring in the post season with 21 goals.
A's will travel down the road to Burlington for Game 5 with an 8:00pm start at Central arena where the Double Blue will try to stave off elimination and come back home for Game 6 at the Jack.
Make the quick trip down the QEW to support the #DoubleBlueCrew and force a Game 6 back home at the Jack!!!! #PackTheJack
Let's go A's!!!. You can do this!
Game 4 of the OJALL Semifinals vs. the Burlington Chiefs goes tonight with an 8:00pm ball drop at the Jack.
Chiefs hold a 2-1 series lead after two close 6-5 matches in Games 2 and 3.
A's are looking to square the series at 2 with a win tonight.
This promises to be another great, intense battle so come out and support your A's to tie up the series.
Wear the Double Blue, Be Loud, Be Proud and Cheer on the Double Blue on to victory!!!!
A's dropped another extremely close OJALL Semifinal playoff game against the Burlington Chiefs with a 6-5 loss on their home floor at Central Arena.
Matt Anderson and Jason Knox powered the Chiefs to the Win with 5 points each.
Brayden Mayea led the A's with 4 points, all helpers, in the losing effort.
A's Sniper Jake McNabb picked up 2 more markers to extend his post season goal scoring lead to 19.
The Chiefs win gives them a 2-1 lead in the OJALL Semifinal Best of 7 series. Next game is back in St.Catharines on Wednesday Night July 24 with an 8:00pm ball drop #PackTheJack.
Come out to the Jack on Wednesday. Wear your DoubleBlue, be loud, be proud and be the 7th man in the Jr.A Athletics attack as we try to knot the series at 2. This is going to be another tough one and we need every ounce of support from the A's faithful!!
See you at the Jack!!!! #PackTheJack.
The cardiac health status of the A's fans were tested last night at the Jack as the 500 strong braved the heat of the old barn and for their efforts were treated to an incredible heart racing game of lacrosse in a 6-5 triple OT thriller.
After falling behind 4-2 in the first two frames of Game 2 of the semifinal series against the Burlington Chiefs, A's pushed on in a tightly contested, physical match knotting the game at 4 entering extra time.
The Chiefs scored early in the first overtime period and appeared to have the game all but won with only 5 seconds remaining in the extra frame. Coach Steve Toll called a timeout and hatched a plan to get the tying goal. Pulling Nick Damude for the extra attacker, the Boys in DoubleBlue executed the plan to perfection, capturing the game tying goal with less than a second remaining in the OT period.
Carter Zavitz took the ball from his own end, raced up the floor and fired a laser-like pass to the awaiting Jake McNabb. McNabb unleashed his lethal shot and found nothing but net creating an explosion of cheers from the A's faithful.
Another OT period was played under sudden death but neither team could find the solution of the two stingy netminders; A's Nick Damude and Chiefs Drew Hutchison
Burlington's Luke Pilcher finally scored the game winner in the third overtime period tying the series at 1.
A's Jake McNabb picked up another hat trick and now has league leading 17 goals in the post season.
Zavitz had 1 goal and 2 assists in the loss
Kealan Pilon picked up 3 points, all helpers. Pilon is now tied for most points (26) in the playoffs.
Nick Damude was stellar between the pipes stopping 53 of the 59 shots fired his way.
Although it was a loss, all fans agreed that this was one of the most exciting games of the year and are already looking forward to Game 4 back home on Wednesday night for a 8:00pm start at the Jack. Come out and experience playoff lacrosse at it finest! #PackTheJack
Game 3 goes tonight in Burlington with a 8:00pm start at Central arena,
Let's Go A's!!. GO down the road and bring back the win!