SIX NATIONS – If anyone had any thoughts to the contrary, Six Nations has a seemingly bottomless well of young lacrosse talent. But even at that, there are still a number of players coming out of the Six Nations Minor Lacrosse Association after Bantam and Midget, only to find no place to play on reserve.
The brand new Six Nations Warriors hope to fulfill that need.
“There are only so many spots open for either the Jr. B Rebels or the Jr. A Arrows Express. They can only accommodate so many players under 21 years of age,” says Garlow. “There are also several possible spots being filled by players from other communities.”
Wayne Garlow has taken steps to remedy this over crowded talent pool by requesting a new OLA Jr. C franchise for Six Nations this coming summer season.
They will be known as the Six Nations Warriors and may play on the hard surface of the Gaylord Powless Arena, according to Garlow.
The new Warriors will join Oakville as a new franchise and both will play in the Western Division, joining existing teams in Wilmot, Hamilton, Fergus, and Halton Hills.
“We were accepted by the league in October,” said Garlow.
It’s a team that, loves nicknames, by the sounds of it.
The management staff consists of, Wayne “Wide Awake” Garlow, the new team’s president and general manager, Terry “Bear” Hill will act as head coach for the Warriors along with assistant’s Nick “Gravy Train” Skye, and Paul “Stoney” Henhawk.”
The Jr. C season runs the time as the Rebels and Arrows Express so it may make for some creative scheduling to ensure floor time for all three.