Hamilton Lacrosse Association assumes Jr. B Bengals ownership

News Oct 02, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

The Hamilton Lacrosse Association has taken over the Jr. B Bengals franchise. The HLA announced last week it had reached an agreement with principal owner Andre Gaudet to assume ownership of the privately-held club.

The deal came about as Gaudet was looking to divest himself of the team and the HLA was looking expand its offerings, said Greg Gillis, a vice-president with the HLA.

“It just happened to be great timing for the both of us,” said Gillis.

A general manager and head coach will be chosen soon, he said.

The new season begins in April.

The club is looking for sponsors as well as volunteers to fill positions within the team. For more information, email JrB.Bengals@gmail.com.

As a result of the increased demands presented by the Jr. B franchise, the HLA’s Jr. C. team, founded four years ago, is taking a backseat this year. The HLA has asked the Ontario Jr. C Lacrosse League for a one-year hiatus while it focuses all its energy on the Jr. B team, said Gillis. If it doesn’t get approval for the break, the team could be disbanded, he said. The HLA will resume an intermediate team this year, for players up to age 21.

“That way we have the ability to flow players from the intermediate team to the Jr. B team,” said Gillis.

Nearly 900 players are registered for HLA teams, he said. The number has been growing about 10% each of the last two years.

Hamilton Lacrosse Association assumes Jr. B Bengals ownership

News Oct 02, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

The Hamilton Lacrosse Association has taken over the Jr. B Bengals franchise. The HLA announced last week it had reached an agreement with principal owner Andre Gaudet to assume ownership of the privately-held club.

The deal came about as Gaudet was looking to divest himself of the team and the HLA was looking expand its offerings, said Greg Gillis, a vice-president with the HLA.

“It just happened to be great timing for the both of us,” said Gillis.

A general manager and head coach will be chosen soon, he said.

The new season begins in April.

The club is looking for sponsors as well as volunteers to fill positions within the team. For more information, email JrB.Bengals@gmail.com.

As a result of the increased demands presented by the Jr. B franchise, the HLA’s Jr. C. team, founded four years ago, is taking a backseat this year. The HLA has asked the Ontario Jr. C Lacrosse League for a one-year hiatus while it focuses all its energy on the Jr. B team, said Gillis. If it doesn’t get approval for the break, the team could be disbanded, he said. The HLA will resume an intermediate team this year, for players up to age 21.

“That way we have the ability to flow players from the intermediate team to the Jr. B team,” said Gillis.

Nearly 900 players are registered for HLA teams, he said. The number has been growing about 10% each of the last two years.

Hamilton Lacrosse Association assumes Jr. B Bengals ownership

News Oct 02, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

The Hamilton Lacrosse Association has taken over the Jr. B Bengals franchise. The HLA announced last week it had reached an agreement with principal owner Andre Gaudet to assume ownership of the privately-held club.

The deal came about as Gaudet was looking to divest himself of the team and the HLA was looking expand its offerings, said Greg Gillis, a vice-president with the HLA.

“It just happened to be great timing for the both of us,” said Gillis.

A general manager and head coach will be chosen soon, he said.

The new season begins in April.

The club is looking for sponsors as well as volunteers to fill positions within the team. For more information, email JrB.Bengals@gmail.com.

As a result of the increased demands presented by the Jr. B franchise, the HLA’s Jr. C. team, founded four years ago, is taking a backseat this year. The HLA has asked the Ontario Jr. C Lacrosse League for a one-year hiatus while it focuses all its energy on the Jr. B team, said Gillis. If it doesn’t get approval for the break, the team could be disbanded, he said. The HLA will resume an intermediate team this year, for players up to age 21.

“That way we have the ability to flow players from the intermediate team to the Jr. B team,” said Gillis.

Nearly 900 players are registered for HLA teams, he said. The number has been growing about 10% each of the last two years.