Seneca WarChiefs complete unbeaten regular season

Scott Ludwig

 

Seneca WarChiefs clinched their sixth consecutive First Nations Junior B Lacrosse League regular season title a couple weeks ago. This weekend the team completed a perfect season finishing 12-0-0. It is the fifth time the WarChiefs, who are 65-1 all-time in regular season play, have gone unbeaten.

Undefeated after 10 games the WarChiefs traveled to face the Mohawk Medicine Men on July 6 walking away with a 11-10 victory. Seneca jumped out to an early lead taking a 4-1 advantage at intermission. It was 8-3 after two periods before the home team battled back only to come up short.

In their regular season finale Seneca faced the second place Onondaga Redhawks who have battled their rival tough all summer. The WarChiefs scored the only goal of the first period before Onondaga got on the board in the second. The two teams traded blows throughout the rest of the game with Seneca slipping past the Redhawks 11-10.

FNJBLL Playoffs are set to begin next weekend with the WarChiefs ready to face Tyendinaga Thunder. Onondaga will take on the Medicine Men in the other semifinal series. Schedules will be announced in the coming days.

The league champion will represent First Nations Lacrosse Association at the Founders’ Cup Junior B championship sponsored by the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The 2019 tournament is scheduled for August 12-18 in Winnipeg. Seneca has captured three silver medals at Founders’ as well as a pair of bronze medals in their five previous appearances.

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