Outlaws vs Warriors Box Lacrosse Exhibition Game – Video

Posted: April 11, 2011 by Paul Rai in Alberta Lacrosse, Fights, Junior Lacrosse, Senior B, The Lacrosse Program, Video
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I caught a couple of periods of the Edmonton Outlaws Senior B team taking on the Edmonton Warriors Junior B team in an exhibition game on Sunday night.  The Warriors had about 27 players dressed and in typical Outlaws fashion there was almost a full roster.  Dave Pym, Head Coach of the Calgary Roughnecks, was behind the bench for the Outlaws.  He has assumed head coaching duties for the Outlaws this season.  Let’s hope he brings them back to respectability.

Not a highly skilled game with an average tempo.  I have never been a big fan of the Seniors playing the Juniors.  It just does not make sense having young kids playing against men.  I have played as an Outlaw for several years and the games can degenerate into chaos.  The Outlaws are expected to win and when things start going bad for them then the games gets out of hand.  The young kids are trying to prove they can play with the men, which leads to altercations.  Even in this game, with nothing at stake there was some rough play and a fight in just the two periods that I watched.

The Warriors should end up with a solid team this year again with some good returning players.  The Outlaws have some work to do, but I know several players were not in the lineup on Sunday.  The biggest challenge for the Outlaws is getting into game shape.  If they can get their legs under them quickly it should make a difference during the season.  If Pym has them playing pressure defense then they will have to get in shape fast.

Some highlights of the game are here.

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