Join the U17 Bayhawks Fall Field Lacrosse Competitive Team

The U17 Bayhawks fall field lacrosse team is a member of the Ontario Minor Field Lacrosse League and will play games on Saturdays in Brampton from September 10th to October 8th.  Made up of players entering grades 9, 10 and 11, it is a great opportunity for potential high school players to get some competitive experience before the school season in the spring.

Next practice is Thursday September 1st at Thurlow Park (behind Harmony Public School) at 6:00pm.  If you are interested in playing, send us an email.  This opportunity is for new and experienced players.

Field lacrosse is a fast-growing sport in Ontario.  There are opportunities to play at high school and university levels throughout the province and country.  Locally, Eastside High School forms a team every spring to play games and tournaments in the central Ontario region including high school teams from Cobourg, Kingston and Peterborough.  Also, the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA) includes teams from Queen’s, University of Ottawa, Trent University and many more from Ontario and Quebec.

 

Lee Ramsey

President

 

Kenneth Huff

Product Management

 

U17 Bayhawks Finish 2022 Season and Look Ahead to 2023.


On August 5th and 6th, our U17 Bayhawks competitive team finished off their season at the Ontario Lacrosse Festival – the provincial championship tournament.

Four games were played over the course of two days against teams from West Grey, Toronto, Six Nations and Pelham, and while the Bayhawks came up short in all games, the experience was worth it.  Despite competing in the U17 age group (2006/2007 birth years), the team was comprised of players born in 2007, 2008 and 2009.  Technically, half of the team would normally be playing in the U15 division. It was an uphill battle from the start for each game, and the Bayhawks showed up each and every game and battled from the first whistle to the final buzzer. It was the first time playing competitive lacrosse for six players, and most only started playing lacrosse in the last few years.  The lessons learned this season will carry forward into 2023 as the whole team will be back and ready to compete in a much more even playing field.

The U17 Bayhawks are made up of players from all over Quinte region – Belleville, Brighton, Foxboro, Tyendinaga, Trenton, Prince Edward County and Plainfield. 

Quinte Minor Lacrosse Association would like to extend a huge thank you to all players and parents for their commitment to the team and to growing the sport of lacrosse in the Quinte Region.

 

Bayhawks Compete in Toronto Beaches Hogtown Paperweight Tournament


On July 9th, 2022, our 5 and 6 year-old players on the Quinte Bayhawks paperweight all-stars participated in the Hogtown Paperweight Tournament hosted by the Toronto Beaches Lacrosse Club.  The event was held at the Kew Beach outdoor box, and it was a beautiful day for lacrosse by the beach!

Three games were played over the the course of the morning and early afternoon and the team came away with two losses and a tie against some very worthy opponents from established lacrosse communities in Ontario.  Sandwiched between two losses against Burlington Chiefs and Milton Mavericks, the Bayhawks battled hard in the bright sun and heat to tie the Newmarket Redbirds, although it was evident all players came away winners judging by the smiles on their faces and the fun they were having!  Needless to say, it was a quiet ride home for most parents, as the big day took its toll on the players and it was time for a much needed rest.

Quinte Minor Lacrosse Association would like to extend a huge thank you to our jersey sponsors New Hope Surrogacy and Egg Donation, as well as other generous donations from Cheryl Carrier, REALTORĀ®, RE/MAX Quinte Ltd. Brokerage, Dave’s Bike Dump and The Water Guys.  We would especially like to thank the parents for their commitment to making this a great experience for our youngest Bayhawks!

QMLA Awarded Jumpstart Grant

We are excited to share that Quinte Minor Lacrosse Association has been selected by @CTJumpstart to receive a grant from their Sport Relief Fund.  The fund helps community sport organizations like ours continue to provide access to sport and play for Canadian kids.  This grant will go a long way towards helping us provide the youth in our community to return to a healthy and active lifestyle through the great sport of lacrosse.

Thank you CT Jumpstart!

#SportReliefFund

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Ramsey

President

 

Kenneth Huff

Product Management

 

 

 

Quinte Minor Lacrosse Association is happy to be partnered with Duvall and Clark Sportswear and Equipment.  Duvall and Clark is a locally owned retailer of lacrosse equipment and supporter of Quinte Minor Lacrosse.  We recommend them when purchasing lacrosse protective equipment.

Duvall and Clark Sportswear and Equipment
274 Airport Pkwy, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z6

Duvall and Clark Sportswear & Equipment Facebook Page

Other retailers: Sportchek, Canadian Tire, Lax Shack, used ads (Kijiji, Marketplace, etc)

For the equipment guidelines for players in Tyke through Midget, see the following:

OLA Equipment Guidelines

For our Peanut and Paperweight programs, the following equipment is required:

Peanut (Soft Lacrosse)

Helmet with facemask

Lacrosse stick

 

Paperweight (cross floor 3v3 recreational)

Helmet with facemask

Gloves

Mouthguard

Lacrosse stick

 

Paperweight (full floor 5v5 representative)

All equipment for recreational

Shoulder pads

Kidney pads

Arm guards

 

 

 

 

Evolve Elite Lacrosse Wins Chicago Indoor Lacrosse Championship

Evolve Lacrosse, an elite program featuring players from all over Ontario including Belleville’s own Patrick Fee, came home the champions of the Chicago Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Naperville, Illinois this past weekend.  Patrick, an 11-year-old player who plays for the Quinte Bayhawks in the summer, was selected to the team following tryouts and will also travel with the Evolve team to a tournament in Rochester, NY on February 1st in hopes of returning with another championship trophy.  

Patrick Fee

11 years old
Quinte Bayhawks

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BECOME A LACROSSE REFEREE

Quinte Minor Lacrosse Association is currently seeking individuals to officiate games in the area.

Being a lacrosse referee is a great way to contribute to the growth of the sport and earn some cash along the way.  
Part of our mission to grow the sport of lacrosse in the Quinte region is to establish a core group of officials that can learn and gain experience and pass on their knowledge to future officials.

Upcoming referee clinics are:

New dates TBD

 

Important resources and information:

 OLA Officiating Page 

 CLA Officiating Resources 

2020 Officiating Rates