Overtime Thriller

Posted: May 16, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors were back in action this Sunday hosting the undefeated Nepean Knights at Iroquois Park. After trailing 7-6 after 40 minutes, the Warriors then found themselves down 10-8 with a minute to go. With some heroics by the offence, the Warriors were able to tie up the game with 0:16 on the clock, and eventually take the win in overtime 12-11. Craig Johannson made some critical saves to keep the Knights within reach. Ty Taylor had another big game, going for 2 goals and 4 assists. Julian Mosier and Matt Cornish each added 3 goals and 2 assists in the win. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors are back in action this Wednesday in Peterborough.

Whitby Warriors (3-1) @ Peterborough Lakers (0-3) – Wednesday, May 18 – Healthy Planet Arena, 8pm

Warriors with 4 points

Posted: May 9, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors had a successful weekend, gaining their first two wins of the season.

On Friday, the Warriors hosted the Huntsville Hawks at Iroquois Park. After a close first period, the Warriors scored 6 goals in the second and third period, and were able to secure a 15-7 win. Craig Johannson got his first career junior win between the pipes. Both Marco and Julian Mosier ended the night with 3 goals and 2 assists, while Connor Curtis and Ty Taylor added 2 goals and 3 assists of their own. Curtis, along with Braedon Burcombe, Lucas Arsenault, and Ben Grace, posted their first career junior goals in the win. The full boxscore can be found here.

On Sunday, the Warriors headed to Garnet B. Rickard Arena for the second matchup with the Clarington Shamrox. The Warriors were determined to takedown their Durham rival, and enact some revenge for the first game loss. The game was a tight contest the entire way, but the Warriors were able to hold off the Shamrox with a 7-5 win. Starting goalie Ethan Corby secured his first career junior win. Taylor led the way in points with a 3 goal, 2 assist day. Matt Cornish and Carsyn Kent were the other goal scorers, each potting 2 in the victory. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors have one game this week, with Nepean visiting on Sunday May 15th.

Nepean Knights (3-0) @ Whitby Warriors (2-1) – Sunday, May 15 – Iroquois Park, 2pm

Warriors Drop 2022 Home Opener

Posted: May 2, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

After a long break due to the COVID pandemic, the Warriors were back in action at Iroquois Park this past Wednesday taking on the Clarington Shamrox. The Warriors got out to a quick lead in the first period with 5 different scorers finding the back of the net. However, penalty minutes started to affect the game, and the Shamrox were able to score the game winner with 1 minute remaining in the game. AP Kai Kimura was the leading goal scorer for the game, ending with a hattrick in his junior debut. Erik Andersson, Marco Mosier, and Carsyn Kent all added their first junior goals, while Julian Mosier added a goal and two assists to the game sheet as well. Ethan Corby was solid in net for his first junior game. The Warriors and Shamrox meet another 3 times this summer, and we can expect this level of competition for each bout. Click here to see the game sheet.

The Warriors are back in action this Friday at Iroquois for a game against the Huntsville Hawks, and then travel to Rickard for game 2 against the Shamrox.

Warriors Announce 2022 Coaching Staff

Posted: April 11, 2022 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors are excited to announce their coaching staff for the 2022 season.

Taking the role of Offence Coach will be two recently graduated Junior players – Sean Westley and Darren Elliott. Westley started his junior career with the West Durham Ironheads, before spending two years with the Peterborough Lakers Jr A squad. He would end his career with the Whitby Warriors Jr A team last year. He has also spent his collegiate career with the St. Bonaventure Bonnies.

Elliott spent two years with the Jr C Warriors, then moved to the Clarington Green Gaels Jr B team. He also ended his junior career with the Whitby Warriors Jr A team last year. Elliott has been a key piece for the University of Toronto team for the last 5 years.

Representing the defensive side of the floor is John LaFontaine. LaFontaine spent his junior career with the Gaels for two years, before joining the Whitby Jr A Warriors. He was able to lead his team, as the captain, to a Minto Cup championship in 2011. Since, he has moved into the NLL, and has spent his 12 years in the league with the Edmonton and Saskatchewan Rush, where he won back to back championships, the New England Blackwolves, and most recently, as the Assistant Captain of the Albany Firewolves.

Lastly, the Head coaching position has been filled by Danny LaFontaine. He has been on the bench for the Warriors since 2014 as the defensive coach, and was a member of the championship team that went 26-0 in 2019.

All members of the coaching staff come from the Whitby Minor Lacrosse Association, and are excited to continue the winning tradition of the Warriors Jr C team.

COVID-19 Update

Posted: March 13, 2020 by dannylaf in Main

Please click here for the most recent update from the OLA regarding the COVID virus and lacrosse operations across the province.

Please stay safe, and check out our website and social media for future updates for the 2020 OJCLL lacrosse season.


Posted: August 12, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

The Whitby Warriors took on the Fergus Thistles in their first ever Meredith Cup. In each game, the Warriors and Thistles battled to the bitter end, with each game ending in a one goal difference. The Warriors would not be denied in this series, and showed true resilience against a determined Fergus squad. Ultimately, the Warriors would take the series in a 4 game sweep, and would complete the first ever perfect season, going 26-0. This stellar record is a true testament to all 23 players on the roster, the coaching staff and trainers, the volunteers, the sponsors, and the fans.

Can’t wait to defend the title in 2020!

Warriors make history

Posted: July 26, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors are off to the Meredith Cup with a 3-0 series sweep over the Peterborough Lakers. For the last 3 years, the Lakers have knocked out the Warriors in the playoffs, including last year’s tough loss after a 15-1 season. The Warriors offence proved to be too much for the Laker defence, and were able to grab 55 goals over the three games.

In game 1, the Warriors set the pace right out of the gates, scoring 10 goals in the opening frame. They wouldn’t look back in the game, securing the victory 21-8. As has been the story all year, Matt Shand led the way, adding 15 points (4G, 11A) to his playoff total. 4 other players added a hattrick: Mike Andersson (3G, 3A), Adam Smellie (4G, 1A), Devin Gilligan (3G, 2A), and Connor Platt (3G, 1A). Matt Andersson added 6 points as well (2G, 4A). Adam Allman was stellar between the pipes, and Owen Agnew cleaned up the draws all night. The full box score can be found here.

Game 2 was in Peterborough, and was a much tighter game. The Warriors pulled away in the second period, and put up a final score of 17-10. Shand had another hot night, potting 2 goals and adding 9 assists. Matt Andersson was on fire, grabbing 7 points (5G, 2A) in the win. Connor Platt added 4 goals, and Devin Gilligan got a hat trick and 3 helpers. Zack Hubbard was a brick wall in net, and the defensive unit was tough in the win. The full box score can be found here.

Game 3 was Thursday night, back at McKinney arena, and the Lakers would not go down without a fight. After 2 periods, the Warriors were up 9-6, with the resilient Lakers squad refusing to give up the series. The Warriors, however, found the back of the net 8 times in the final frame, while completely shutting the door, and taking the final game 17-6. Shand, again, finished the game with a ridiculous stat line of 4 goals and 8 assists. Platt was the top goal scorer, finishing with 5 goals to go along with his 2 assists. Captain Chris McDonald added 2 assists in transition. Adam Allman was a dominant force in net, and added 2 assists as well. The full box score can be found here.

The Meredith Cup schedule will be announced when the West teams have settled their conference finals. Stay tuned here, and on twitter.

Off to the ECF

Posted: July 17, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

For the second year in a row, the Warriors are heading to the Eastern Conference Finals to take on the defending champions Peterborough Lakers. After being disposed of in a 3 game sweep last year, the Warriors are looking for some payback and their first ever trip to the Meredith Cup in August.

On Tuesday night, the Warriors took on the Clarington Shamrox in game 3 of the Eastern Semi-Finals. Again, this game started out close, with the game in a 2-2 tie after the first period. The Warriors were able to pull ahead in the 2nd, and hold the lead for a final score of 17-10. Matt Andersson was unstoppable on the night, with a career high 10 point night (5G, 5A). Connor Platt added 7 points (3G, 4A), and Devin Gilligan added a hattrick and 2 helpers. 3 defensive goals came from Ben Macdonnell (2G) and John Wheller (1G). Owen Agnew was back in the lineup, and continued his dominance on the draw. Zack Hubbard was strong between the pipes. The full boxscore can be found here.

Stay tuned for our schedule for the next round.

Great start to playoff run

Posted: July 16, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

In a tough Durham rivalry, the Warriors have battled with the Clarington Shamrox for the first 2 games of the OJCLL Eastern Conference semis. Both games have started out tight, with neither team gaining an inch. However, the Warriors have been able to hold off the Shamrox to take a 2-0 lead in the best of 5 series.

In game 1, the Warriors had a strong second period, and were able to rattle off 6 unanswered goals to take control of the game by a final score of 16-7. Matt Cornish was the star of the game, putting up a career best 8 points (4G, 4A) in the contest. Devin Gilligan continued his strong playoff performance from last year, and added another 6 points (4G, 2A) to his total. Connor Platt added a hattrick himself, and Matt Andersson added 5 points (1G, 4A) in the win. Zack Hubbard entered the game at the halfway point of the first period, and was stellar between the pipes. The full boxscore can be found here.

The Warriors then traveled to Rickard arena for game 2. This game was much closer, with both goalies and defenses controlling the pace. The Warriors were able to pull away in the 3rd period with 4 straight goals to end the game with a score of 9-5. Matt Shand was big on the score sheet in this one, grabbing a hattrick and adding 4 helpers. Mike Andersson put up a hattrick himself in his 4 point night. Connor Platt grabbed 5 points (2G, 3A) in the win. Another big night for Hubbard helped the Warriors seal the deal, and take the 2 game lead. The full boxscore can be found here.

Game 3 will be Tuesday, July 16th at McKinney, 8pm start.

Big Moments from a Big Year

Posted: July 4, 2019 by dannylaf in Main

The Warriors posted their first ever perfect season on the back of a 23-man roster that deserves congratulations and praise. There are a few players that merit a special shoutout:

First, our graduating players, who saw the floor for their final regular season game this past Wednesday against the Shamrox. Billy McDermott, acquired from Barrie this year, has been a leader on and off the floor. “BB” has proven to be a phenomenal addition. Matt Shand was be the offensive force that the Warriors hoped for. Shand was the focal point of the best offence in the league, and ensured that the team didn’t skip a beat from game to game. Goaltender Zack Hubbard joined the team in 2017 and has been stellar for the Warriors. Hubbard posted a 6.63 GAA as a Warrior.

A special shout out needs to go to our 5-year graduating players. Goaltender Adam Allman, Warriors Point Leader Matt Andersson, and Captain Chris McDonald were crucial to the success of the franchise. From their first season, where the team went 6-10 and were bounced in the first round of the playoffs, to a perfect season this year, they have battled to help the team be successful. They have all played a big part in giving back the minor programs and helping to grow the game. Through ownership and coaching changes (and our captain moving from offence to defense), these 3 players have been monumental in enhancing the program, and getting Whitby to the top of Junior C.

Second, Shand was able to set the mark for a couple of records: most assists in a season: 78 (higher than any other player had in total points); and, most points in a season: 109. The biggest note on his records being that he only played 14 games of the 16 game season, and averaged 7.79 points per game. Also, Mike Andersson, with 77 points, set the all-time points record for a rookie, and finished second in points in the league. He accomplished this feat despite playing a number of games on the defensive side of the floor.

Lastly, since last season, the Warriors have posted a 31-1 record in the regular season, second to only the Shamrox record of 31-0-1 from 2015-16. Also, this year’s squad set a team record for most Goals Scored in a season, grabbing 237 goals (third-most all time in the league), and averaging just under 15 per game.