SIX NATIONS — The Six Nations Arrows Express will get another shot at the Minto Cup and do so in front of a hometown Six Nations crowd at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena beginning Aug. 21, in a best of seven series against the Western Champions, the Coquitlam Adanacs.
Wednesday, Aug. 12th, the Six Nations Arrows Express punched their ticket to not only play for their second Minto Cup in a row, but will also be hosting the annual Jr. A lacrosse pinnacle event.
The Arrows sunk the Jr. A Lakers four games to one in the best of seven series with an 8-3 win, Aug 12th, at the ILA.
Doug Jamieson and his defense shut the Lakers out of the first and third periods while Jordan Durston and Austin Staats went to work offensively. Durston scoring four and Staats two goals and two assists.
“A chance to battle for a Minto Cup with my 20 brothers in front of our friends, family and community. Couldn’t ask for anything more?” tweeted Brendan Bomberry.
The Arrows have been up and down since 2004 when the won the OLA Jr. A title before losing in the Minto Cup playoffs. The next year, 2005, the Arrows won the league title again and were finalists for the Cup, but lost. The same in 2006, but in 2007, they again won the OLA title, this time winning the Minto.
In 2008, the Arrows lost in the OLA finals and did not compete for the Cup. In 2009, they lost in the semifinals, and in 2010 lost in the OLA finals. In 2011 they lost in the semi-finals. In 2012 and 2013 they lost in the OLA finals.
But last year, in 2014, the Arrows once again won the league title and went on the win the Minto Cup.
That brings us up to date with the Arrows winning their eighth OLA Jr. A title for 2015, and hope to repeat as Minto cup champs, this time, at home.