MSL Announces Opening Week Schedule for 2019
As reported by the official MSL website www.majorserieslacrosse.ca, Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) has released the 2019 opening-week schedule which includes a home and home between the two-time defending Mann Cup Champion Peterborough Lakers and the Brampton Excelsiors.
The Lakers will visit Brampton Sunday May 26th as the Excelsiors transition from Century Gardens back to their familiar home on Elliot St. with Memorial Arena renovations now complete. The Excelsiors will make the trip to Peterborough Thursday May 30th , as the Lakers celebrate their 2018 Mann Cup victory and home opener at the Memorial Centre. The Lakers will then move to the Evinrude Centre for the balance of the season as the Memorial Centre undergoes repairs.
After meeting in a six game semifinal series last August, the Oakville Rock and Six Nations Chiefs will pick up where they left off, with the Chiefs hosting the Rock on May 28, 8 pm at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
On June 2nd the Cobourg Kodiaks will host the Brooklin Redmen at the Community Centre for a 6 pm start to end the opening week slate of games, as all six MSL member teams see action.
The 2019 schedule reverts back to an 18 game schedule from the sixteen played last season. Based on an agreed rotation, each team will play four teams a total of four times (2 home & 2 away), and one team will be played twice (home & away).
The balance of the schedule will be released shortly.