Nepean Knights’ competitive lacrosse teams completed their most successful season in the club’s 47-year history, highlighted with six medals at the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) provincial championships.
The Nepean Knights tyke team won the gold medal in the “B” division provincials, defeating Innisfil 8-4 in the championship game. Nepean’s other gold was won by the bantam girls, who beat Simcoe 1-0. Silver medals were won by the Nepean midget girls at the “B” level and the intermediate boys at the “A” level. Of note – the intermediate boys’ silver is the Nepean Knights’ highest finish at provincials “A” level lacrosse.
Nepean’s terrific season was capped with two bronze medals at the “A” level Final Six tournament held in Oakville in late August. The Nepean bantam boys defeated Mimico 7-5 to capture bronze, while the midget boys beat Guelph 4-3 in overtime to also win bronze. Of note – this is the first time in Nepean lacrosse history that two teams have won medals at Final Six in the same year. It was also the first medal(s) won at Final Six by Nepean since 2001.
Sixteen Nepean teams – ranging from tyke to intermediate – competed at provincials in 2017. Some of our teams also won local league (zone five) championships: Tyke #1 won “B”; Peewee #2 won “C” and Peewee #3 won “D/E”.
“The Nepean Knights competitive program had a banner season. We’re proud of all of our teams’ accomplishments and the hard work put in by Nepean players, coaches and volunteers,” said NKMLA competitive director Pat Laflamme.