SIX NATIONS – The Six Nations Rebels are gearing up for the Jr. B Lacrosse Showcase Tournament beginning April 1 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. There is still a little fine-tuning to do between now and then, but generally speaking, team president and General Manager Scott Maracle says he is happy with what he has seen so far.
“As general manager, all I do is sign the players and things like that,” says Maracle who will be wearing both hats this year. “It’s up to the coaches to work with them and make a team out of it.”
Head coach Miles General; along with defensive coach “Bear” Hill and offensive coach Nick Skye have been busy doing just that.
“We’ll be making four or five cuts after this showcase but doing our final cuts after next week’s showcase in St. Catharines,” says coach General.
General says he will be keeping an eye on some of the players that may not even make this year’s squad, but could be called up if and when needed.
The tournament will see London take on Hamilton in the first game at 9 a.m., April 1, followed by Newmarket versus the Rebels at 10 a.m. St. Catharines goes against Halton Hills at 11 a.m., and at noon, Windsor will face Seneca.
In the afternoon, Hamilton and Newmarket face-off at 1 p.m., London takes on St. Catharines at 2 p.m., before the Rebels play Windsor at 3 p.m. Halton Hills and Seneca go at it at 4 p.m., Newmarket will play London at 5 p.m., and Halton Hills against Hamilton at 7 p.m. The new 2017 edition of the Rebels face Seneca in the final game of the day at 8 p.m.
The tournament was established for teams and players to participate in prior to the opening of the regular season. The tournament provides an opportunity for coaches and management to evaluate prospective players under game situations. It also provides an excellent chance for the players to showcase their talent and skills to impress coaches and management, with the hopes of being considered for a spot on their chosen team.