|Transition specialist Spencer Janes
What better way to spend a Saturday? I made the early morning trip down highway 12 to the Oshawa GM Centre to take in the day of lacrosse hosted by Jonas Derks and his Turfdogs. The day began at 9:00am with a series of clinics put on by the Pro's and ended with an exhibition game between the Turfdogs and Barrie Blizzard at 2:00pm. If this was any indication of the popularity of the Clax concept, I suspect it's going to be a very good year. The clinics were well attended at all age groups and the game itself had one of the best fan turnouts I've seen at the GM Centre. And why not? The Clax rosters are nicely populated with some of the best talent in the game.
|Jr. Clax stars Gareth Haigh, Dante Kulas and Ryan Haigh
This makes for an exciting weekend ahead as the season opens Saturday at the ILA. Defending Creator's Cup Champions, the Oshweken Demons, will face the Iroquois Ironmen. On Sunday lacrosse will return to Maple Leaf Gardens, now the Mattamy Centre, as the Toronto Shooting Stars take on the Durham Turfdogs. Vinatge Lax will be at both games to capture the action. You can see all the action form this past weekend here.