Warriors surge into playoffs

Posted: July 4, 2017 by dannylaf in Main

After a tough loss in Peterborough in June, the Warriors found themselves hosting a 5-6 record, and a Durham rivalry game against the Clarington Shamrox was on the horizon. However, after upsetting Clarington (the first place team in the East), the Warriors went on a 5 game winning streak (4 straight on the road) to finish with a 10-6 record, and 4th place in the east.

The Warriors now take on the Barrie Bombers in a best of 3 series, starting Wednesday, July 5th at McKinney, 8pm game time.

Game 2 is in Barrie at the Holly Community Centre on Friday, July 7th at 8pm.

Game 3, if necessary, is back at McKinney, Saturday, July 8th, game time TBA.

Come cheer on the Warriors in what will be an exciting playoff series.


Warriors start 2-1

Posted: May 11, 2017 by dannylaf in Main

The Whitby Warriors have started the season 2-1, with victories over Cornwall and Gloucester, and a loss to Peterborough. There are some real bright spots that have stepped up in these three games, specifically the two players the Warriors have picked on from trades with the Clarington Shamrox: Zack Hubbard and Kyle Staal. Hubbard has been lights out in net, and has led the defense while he is between the pipes. Staal is currently leading the team in points with 4 goals and 6 assists, and has been a real leader on and off the floor.

Another nice addition to the team has been Devin Gilligan. After being a regular call-up for the last two years, he has fit well into the offence in his rookie year and continues to help the ball find the back of the net with 5 assists in the first 3 games.

On the defensive side of the ball, the addition of DJ Wood and Charles Hyland have been stellar. Wood played two seasons with the Warriors before stepping away from lacrosse for a couple of years. Returning for his final year, he has not missed a step. Hyland, also in his last year, has been a regular call-up from the Oshawa Intermediate team, and is finally able to become a consistent presence for the Warriors on the back door.

The Warriors are up next Friday, May 12th at McKinney against Brantford, their first crossover game of the season.

2017 Tryout Dates

Posted: March 12, 2017 by dannylaf in Main

Our 2017 tryout dates are now posted. Click here for dates and times.

2016 Awards

Posted: December 7, 2016 by dannylaf in Main

The Whitby Warriors are pleased to announce that the team has won 2 of the annual awards given out at the end of the season. These awards are picked by the opposing coaches around the league.

Wyatt Craik received the Rookie of the year award for the East division. He led the team in total points during the season with 54 (26G, 28A), as well as the playoffs with 19 (11G, 8A). He also did an outstanding job as a transition player, both pushing the ball up the floor and stopping any fast breaks by the other team. Wyatt was an instant leader, on and off the floor, and was a focal point for the Warriors all season.

The Warriors were also pleased to be awarded with the East Coaching Staff of the year award. The entire coaching staff is pleased with how the season went as it was a big improvement on the year before, and can’t wait to grow as a team next season. Jason Wiswell, Danny LaFontaine, Paul Gilligan and Paul Allman thank all the players for their hardwork and fans for their support.

Out in Round 2

Posted: July 20, 2016 by dannylaf in Main

The Whitby Warriors have lost in the second round to Peterborough. In the 3rd game of the series, the Warriors dropped their last game 13-5 to a more experienced Lakers team. Wyatt Craik led the scoring for Whitby with 3 goals. Austin Tracogna tallied 4 points with 1 goal and 3 helpers. Darren Elliott (1G,1A) was the last Warrior to find the back of the net. Also on the score sheet were David Cormack (3A), Chris McDonald (1A), and Matt Andersson (1A). The full box score can be found here.

The Warriors management would like to thank all our fans and supporters, and look to build upon this season in the years to come.

Down 2-0

Posted: July 13, 2016 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors find themselves on the bottom end of a 2-0 deficit and will need to find a way to top the Lakers in the series. The Warriors were all over Peterborough in the 2nd period, having a 5 goal period, and tying the game at 6-6. However, the Warriors couldn’t find the back of the net in the 3rd, and ended losing 11-6. Adam Allman had another big game for Whitby. Wyatt Craik finished as the leading scorer for the Warriors with a 2 goals and 1 assist. David Cormack had a goal and an assist in the loss, while Devin Gilligan and Matty Andersson each had 2 assists. Austin Tracogna, Keegan White and Matt Abramczuk all finished with a goal, while Darren Elliott, Chris McDonald and James Grant finished the game with an assist each. For the full box score, click here.

The Warriors are back in action on Friday at 8pm in Peterborough at Memorial Centre for game 3.

Down 1-0 in Round 2

Posted: July 13, 2016 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors have dropped game 1 against Peterborough in Round 2 of the Junior C playoffs. Again shorthanded, the Warriors went down early, and couldn’t claw back against an experienced Lakers team. Losing 8-3, Whitby will have to find a way to put up some points in the rest of the series. Adam Allman had a stellar game, and kept the Warriors in the game for as long as he could. Austin Tracogna and David Cormack each had a 2 point night with 1 goal and 1 assist. Darren Elliott ended the night with 1 goal, while Wyatt Craik finished with 2 helpers. Matty Andersson and Connor Scott each finished with 1 assist. For the full box score, click here.

The Warriors are back in action Tuesday night at 8 at McKinney for game 2 of the series.