Chiefs in limbo as start of Major Series Lacrosse season is postponed

Six Nations Chiefs game against Brooklin ended up an exhibition last week after an MSL legal wrangle broke out over the sale of the Brampton Excelsiors’ franchise move. ( Photo by Darryl Smart)

By Sam Laskaris Writer The wait game is on. But nobody really knows how long that wait will be. All that is known is that the Six Nations Chiefs’ 2022 campaign is on hold. That’s because representatives from the Chiefs’ league, Major Series Lacrosse (MSL), are not seeing eye-to-eye with officials from the Ontario Lacrosse Association, the sport’s governing body in the province, over the possible relocation of one of the league’s entrants. Michigan businessman Joe Norton bought the Brampton Excelsiors’ franchise in 2018 and operated the club for two seasons in that city. But in 2020 Norton announced he would move the squad to Owen Sound and he received MSL blessing to do so. OLA reps, however, believe the sale of the Excelsiors’ squad had various irregularities and the…

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