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Bradford native Nick Chaykowsky (right), shown here playing for Nipissing University, was drafted 26th overall this week by the National Lacrosse League’s New England Black Wolves. POSTMEDIA NETWORK FILES

NLL taps local talent pool

When the Barrie Lakeshores went into rebuild mode halfway through their Junior ‘A’ lacrosse season, they knew the players they were giving up were talented.

Submitted photo The Parry Automotive U19A Lady Kings represented Orillia well at a weekend fall ball tournament at Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y. The Lady Kings went 2-2 playing against elite-level competition from both sides of the border. In the top row, from left, are Cassidy Morris, Kennedy Lynch and Amy Curran. Bottom: Kallista Jacobs, Logan Ross, Jerica Obee, Morgan Vickers, Paige Stachura and Hannah Morris.

Lady Kings compete at U.S. tourney

The Parry Automotive Orillia Lady Kings U19A lacrosse team travelled to Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y. over the weekend to compete in a seven-versus-seven fall ball women's lacrosse tournament. It was an opportunity for the team's core group of players who will be returning to the team next summer to hone their skills and see how they match u

Volunteers welcomed

The Nissan Experience Orillia Kings Jr. B lacrosse team will be hosting its annual general meeting Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at Rotary Place. The meeting, which is open to all, will be held in the Tournament Room of the west Orillia facility.

The Orillia Experience Nissan Kings officially concluded their season last week with an awards banquet at Kelsey’s Restaurant. From left are some of the award winners who were on hand for the event: Mitch Swailes (graduating player), Jordan Roberts (most improved), Dylan O’Rourke (most dedicated) and Matt Campbell (MVP and top forward). (SUBMITTED)

Kings honour their best

Only one of the 25 teams in the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League ends its season with a victory. For every other team, the year ends in disappointment.

Orillia Lady Kings coach Terry Bullen, left, is awarded coach-of-the-year honours by Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse officials including commissioner John Mayo, far right, also of Orillia. (SUBMITTED)

Bully for Bullen

Long-time Orillia Lady Kings coach Terry Bullen was recently recognized by Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse (OWFL).

The Orillia Parry Automotive U19A team captured bronze this weekend at the Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse provincial championship in Oshawa. The defending champions were upset by Oakville courtesy a heartbreaking, last-second goal in the semifinals but bounced back to defeat Orangeville in the bronze-medal game. (SUBMITTED)

Lady Kings bring home bronze

There’s only one word to describe Orillia’s dramatic loss at this weekend’s Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse provincial championship: heartbreaking.

Dave Dawson The Packet & Times An Orillia Lady Kings midfielder tries to get her stick on a loose ball during first-half action against Toronto Beaches in U15 division action Saturday at the West Orillia Sports Complex. The Lady Kings won 9-2 to continue their strong season in the A division.

Orillia hosts league tournament

Orillia was the centre of the universe for Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse on the weekend as the West Orillia Sports Complex became the headquarters for league action on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, 13 teams competed in the U15 age group - six in the A division (including the Orillia Lady Kings) and seven in the B division. On Sunday, team

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Pat Morris addresses members of the Orillia Parry Automotive U19 Lady Kings team during a timeout at this week's contest against Oshawa. Morris said he feels the Lady Kings, buoyed by tournament success in Pennsylvania and a return to form in league play, are rounding into shape as they prepare to defend their provincial championship in August.

Lady Kings look ahead

In the golden glow of an undefeated season that was capped by a provincial championship, expectations were sky high for the Orillia Parry Automotive Lady Kings U19 team as it entered this year's Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse (OWFL) season.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Orillia Lady King Jordan Kummer chases an Oshawa Lady Blue Knight forward during second-half action Monday night at the West Orillia Sports Complex. The Lady Kings, playing at home for the only time this season, enjoyed raucous support from the packed bleachers and earned an 8-7 decision.

Orillia gives Oshawa the blues

In an intense battle that could be a preview of the provincial championship, the Parry Automotive Orillia Lady Kings U19 squad eked out a nail-biting 8-7 decision over the Oshawa Lady Blue Knights in a spirited Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse (OWFL) contest Monday night.

SUBMITTED The Orillia Kings bantam lacrosse team won its division at the recent Boyd Balkwill tournament.

Host Kings win big

The Jim Wilson bantam Kings lacrosse team won its division at the Boyd Balkwill tournament in Orillia recently.

Indians end Kings’ season

Another promising season ended in deep disappointment for the Orillia Kings on the weekend as they were swept out of the playoffs by Akwesasne.

Submitted photo Orillia’s Kassidy Morris is the only Canadian who has been selected to participate in the upcoming Under Armour 150, a July recruiting event in Baltimore that will showcase the 150 top girls field lacrosse athletes set to graduate high school in 2020 and 2021. The 13-year-old said she’s addicted to the sport and can’t wait to test her mettle against America’s best players.

Morris heads down south

Orillia's Kassidy Morris is the lone Canadian selected to participate in the upcoming Under Armour 150, a recruiting event in Baltimore that will showcase the 150 top girls lacrosse athletes who will graduate high school in 2020 and 2021.

Akwesasne scored four times in the final period to rally back Sunday afternoon to win 10-9 which now gives the Indians a 2-0 game lead in the series. JAMES EVANS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES

Kings behind the eight ball

The Orillia Experience Nissan Kings entered this weekend in the driver's seat with a chance to score a pair of home-floor victories and seize an early stranglehold in their first-round playoff series against the Akwesasne Indians.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Quintin Bullen, Orillia’s 2017 Athlete of the Year, has been chosen to play for Team Canada at the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England, in July.

Bullen makes the cut

In the span of a few months, heartbreak has turned to happiness for Quintin Bullen, who learned this week she has been chosen to play for Team Canada at the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup next month in Guildford, England.

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Kings slide into playoffs

On paper, it looks like a David vs. Goliath matchup. The Orillia Experience Nissan Kings, who stumbled and sputtered down the stretch en route to compiling a 9-10-1 regular season record, will clash with the powerhouse Akwesasne Indians, who rolled to a 15-5 record, in the first round of the Ontario Lacrosse Association Jr. B playoffs.

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Kings squeak into playoffs

It took a dramatic last-second goal in overtime and some help from another team, but, for the second straight year, Orillia's Experience Nissan Kings have qualified for the post-season.

SUBMITTED The Parry Automotive U19A Orillia Lady Kings went undefeated, earning a pair of victories and a dramatic deadlock, at this weekend’s Girls of Summer Classic tournament in Syracuse, N.Y. Despite missing captain Quintin Bullen, due to injury, Orillia shone against elite American teams. The local squad hopes to defend its provincial championship later this summer.

Lady Kings clean up in Syracuse

Despite missing Quintin Bullen, their captain and one of the best girls’ field lacrosse players in the province, the Parry Automotive U19A Orillia Lady Kings went undefeated on the weekend at The Girls of Summer Classic tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.

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