Rebels inch towards national tournament; Attack prepares for provincials

Six Nations Rebel are facing off against Akwesasne Thunder for the Founders Cup. (Supplied Photo)

By Sam Laskaris Writer A squad from an Indigenous community in Ontario will be participating in this year’s Founders Cup, the national Junior B lacrosse tournament. That’s because the two squads that will square off in the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s best-of-five championship final series are the Six Nations Rebels and the Akwesasne Thunder. The series winner will advance to the Founders Cup, which will be staged Aug. 14-20 in Port Coquitlam, B.C. The Rebels earned a spot into the Ontario finals in rather dramatic fashion. They edged the visiting St. Catharines Athletics 11-10 in double overtime this past Friday in the fifth and deciding game of their Western Conference final series. The match was held at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Akwesasne moved on to the provincial finals by beating the…

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