Sooooo ……floor time is booked, insurance is arranged and we have found competent(?), responsible(?) people to reliably show up and keep things under control – Winter Lax London Year #1 is a go!
Initial plan is to go Wednesday nights, biweekly 8:00-10:00 at Silverwoods. Unstructured pickup only (for now), hopefully 2 goalies will be present for all weeks scheduled.
The Wednesday nights are as follows:
October 10, 2018 – 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
October 24, 2018 – 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
November 7, 2018 – 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
November 21, 2018 – 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
December 5, 2018 – 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
December 19, 2018 – 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Depending on turnout and interest we will review 2019 times at the end of November. We may stay with biweekly for January and possibly move to weekly dates in February and March. There is no charge for the floor time – your summer fees cover the winter floor time. The first couple of weeks will determine how we go forward – depending on the turnout numbers and behavior of the people involved we will decided if any further rules or guidelines will be put in place. Rob Ashmore has kindly booked the floor time in his name and Rob and Matt Austin, Justin Phelps and Dylan English have offered to be the voices of reason attending the floor times trying to keep everyone on the straight and narrow.
More information as times get closer.
Not one of our better tournament seasons but surprisingly our best ever finish at the Provincials….who would have thunk it?
We have winter floor time available this fall and winter Wednesdays 8:00-10:00 at Silverwoods. As a trial we are thinking of making it available for winter pickup lacrosse at no additional charge to LMHLL summer players (and interested others) – too hard to try to collect money on a session by session basis.
General thought is to do every 2nd week – October to December and then, if the interest is there, go to weekly for Jan or Feb – April.
No fixed teams, no refs , just pickup or if numbers don’t work out for any particular week, just throwing the ball around and working on sticks. Goalie participation – it would be good to have 2 goalies max each for each session but will need someone to coordinate (I won’t be doing the coordination duties).
Big kicker is that for insurance purposes through the city, for “pickup” activities, we really need competent, consistent representation at each session – someone has to be there representing the renter to make sure that the floor, arena, space is more or less safe for the intended activity and to provide general oversight to make sure nothing particularly stupid is going on. Soooooo….we need a couple or more guys that think they will be attending on a regular basis to step up and be the ….”competent representatives” . Without “representatives” we will likely cancel the pre-Christmas times and only try to keep the 2019 times leading up to next years HL season.
Think it over and get back to me as soon as possible with your thoughts and suggestions. FWIW this may be our only chance to get a shot at winter floor time going forward – if we don’t take advantage of what the City has made available we may never get a chance for winter lax floor time in the future.
A surprisingly warm arena floor displayed 2 well played games but the results never seemed to be in doubt – Team Sharley repeats as LMHLL Champions with a convincing 8-3 victory over Team Lia.
Tomorrow evening is the culmination of all the blood, sweat and tears of the Summer2018 LMHLL season – Wednesday August 29, 2018 Kinsmen Arena
2018 TOILET BOWL
Team Dirka (Carson) vs. Team Jacquie (G2) 8:00pm – 9:00pm.
Team Lia (Justin) vs. Team Sharley (Gord) 9:00pm – 10:00pm.
Remember that appetizer will be provided at the Alibi after the 2 games.
See you on the floor tomorrow for the last night of Summer2018 LAX.
A couple of good games at Kinsmen last night, good efforts by all but the results were never really in doubt.
Sh%$^ is just starting to get real …the regular season is for performance bonuses, the playoffs are for glory …no one remembers who finished 1st in the regular season, everyone remembers who wins the last game of the season…..
Tomorrow night is Round #1 of the LMHLL Summer2018 playoffs – Wednesday August 22, 2018 Kinsmen Arena
Team slots (with starting goalies in brackets)
Team Sharley (Gord) vs. Team Jacquie (G2) 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Team Dirka (Carson) vs. Team Lia (Justin) 9:00pm – 10:00pm.
Remember goalies switch teams at more or less half time so we SHOULD not be a factor in deciding the game outcomes – it is all up to the quality and consistency of each team’s offense and defense – What an interesting and novel concept!
Best of luck to all teams and let the playoffs begin!
Last night, one close game, the other …not so much
Tonight is Week #16 Wednesday August 15, 2018 Kinsmen Arena
The last games of the Summer2018 regular season. Team Dirka and Team Jacquie prepping for their playoff rounds while Team Sharley and Team Lia fight it out for the regular season championship.
Team Dirka vs. Team Jacquie 8:00pm – 9:00pm.
Team Sharley vs. Team Lia 9:00pm – 10:00pm.
Remember that the starting goalie choices for next weeks games go in the order of the regular season standings. Remember to discuss your goalie choice strategy in the dressing room.
Team Lia and Team Sharley entered the evening 1 point apart in the standings and left the arena with no change in position.