The Battle Of Durham, Warriors and Shamrox to Meet Saturday

Posted: June 5, 2012 by marksy in Main

2010 Outdoor Classic

The Whitby Warriors and the Clarington Shamrox will meet for the first of their three 2012 regular season games this coming Saturday June 9th at 8pm. That night will mark the 2nd annual “Warriors Outdoor Classic”. The game has been dubbed “The Battle of Durham”, with the two teams only a short car ride apart from one another. Last season in the inagural Outdoor Classic, the Warriors played the Mimico Mountaineers.

The Shamrox are the two time Meredith Cup Champions, having won Junior C’s coveted trophy in 2010 and 2011. This season they have come out of the gate very strong once again and currently have an unblemished 7-0 record. The Warriors on the other hand have had all but one game go their way. A 3-2 loss in Innisfil is the lone bump in the road, in what so far has otherwise been a very good start. The Warriors sit at 6-1 only two points behind the Shamrox.

The teams will play at the renovated outdoor facility at Peel Street Park in Whitby, if the weather permits. The Weather Network as of Tuesday does not show mother nature co-operating. However, a back up plan is set if it is needed. Should the weather no participate, the two teams will travel only a couple of kilometers down to Iroquois Park Sports Centre and play there. In order to allow time for adjustment, that decision will likely be made mid afternoon on Saturday. Check back here for updates.

As they did last year, the Whitby Warriors will once again be asking fans for a voluntary admission with a portion of the proceeds going to For The Love Of A Child, a Durham Region charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with special needs and their families.

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