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Nepean Knights

Nepean Knights
Sport Box lacrosse
Founded 1993
League OLA Junior B Lacrosse League
Based in Nepean, Ontario
Arena Merivale Arena
Colours Black, Red, and Yellow
Head coach Callum Crawford
General Manager Nigel Rimmer

The Nepean Knights are Junior "B" box lacrosse team from Nepean, Ontario, Canada. The Knights play in the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League.

History

The Nepean Knights history actually dates back well before its 1993 inception. The original Nepean junior team was the Nepean Lumberjacks of the OLA Junior "C" league in 1975 and 1976. Nepean was virtually a vacant lot for lacrosse until the 1990s, when locals applied for an expansion team in the OLA. In 1993, the Knights and the Mimico Mountaineers were granted expansion into the OLA Junior "B" league. Unlike Mimico, which has seemed to carry rather average results every year, Nepean seems to have more of one extreme or the other. From 1993 until 1997, the Knights only pulled off 19 victories in 110 contests. They failed to make the playoffs each year and were looking much like a failed franchise. But from 1998 to 2004 with the exception of a rather average 2002 seasons, the Knights hit the OLA like a Bat out of Hell. They made the playoffs seven straight year and made it to the semi-finals four times. They even finished first place in their conference in 1998, and made to the semis in their first ever playoff.

Sadly, the 2005 to 2007 seasons were not so plentiful. Junior A lacrosse came to Ottawa in 2005 and that team drew most of its players from the Knights roster. This resulted in the team having three straight losing seasons, despite coming close to cracking .500 in 2006. With the Ottawa Titans on a two year leave of absence, the Knights 2008 season was big improvement with the team going 11-9 and having a strong showing in the playoffs against the Mimico Mountaineers.

Season-by-season results

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Season GP W L T GF GA PTS Placing Playoffs
1993 22 3 18 1 175 285 7 12th OLA-B DNQ
1994 22 4 18 0 169 316 8 12th OLA-B DNQ
1995 22 4 18 0 179 318 8 5th OLA-B East DNQ
1996 22 6 16 0 214 262 12 6th OLA-B East DNQ
1997 22 2 20 0 133 348 4 7th OLA-B East DNQ
1998 20 16 4 0 219 171 32 1st OLA-B East Lost Semi-final
1999 20 13 7 0 232 191 26 3rd OLA-B East Lost 1st Round
2000 20 14 6 0 231 155 28 3rd OLA-B East Lost Semi-final
2001 20 12 7 1 237 191 25 5th OLA-B East Lost Semi-final
2002 22 8 13 1 193 244 17 7th OLA-B East Lost Conference Quarter-final
2003 20 15 4 1 229 167 31 2nd OLA-B East Lost Conference Final
2004 20 12 7 1 203 155 25 6th OLA-B East Lost Conference Quarter-final
2005 20 5 15 0 116 239 10 9th OLA-B East DNQ
2006 20 8 12 0 182 201 16 9th OLA-B East DNQ
2007 20 4 15 1 132 224 9 12th OLA-B East DNQ
2008 20 11 9 0 210 182 22 3rd OLA-B East Lost Conference Quarter-final
2009 20 6 12 2 121 164 14 8th OLA-B East Lost Conference Quarter-final
2010 20 5 15 0 92 155 10 10th OLA-B East DNQ
2011 20 1 19 0 92 281 2 12th OLA-B East DNQ
2012 20 3 17 0 113 268 6 11th OLA-B East DNQ
2013 20 10 10 0 194 194 20 5th OLA-B East Lost Conference Quarter-final
2014 20 7 13 0 150 179 14 8th OLA-B East Lost Conference Quarter-final

External links

  • Knights Webpage
  • The Bible of Lacrosse
  • Unofficial OLA Page
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