On Saturday, May 7th the Tier 3 Olds Stingers battle the Brooks Drillers at 1pm, followed by the Olds Mavericks versus the Strathmore Venom in a Tier 2 clash at 3:30.
After winning the provincial championship in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League's Tier 3 Division last year, the Olds Mavericks are looking for more success against even tougher competition in 2016.
Head Coach Andy Sweetman says the Mavericks have moved up to Tier 2 and depending on their record at the end of the regular season, they could have a chance to bring provincials to town. According to Sweetman, the highest seeded team in the South Conference is slated to host provincials in mid-July.
He explains some of the aspects of the game the Mavericks have to focus on as they play their first season in the Tier 2 division.
Coach Sweetman is looking forward to their home opening doubleheader of local junior lacrosse featuring the Olds Stingers & Mavericks on Saturday, May 7th.
The Olds Mavericks have 3 wins and 1 loss so far in their first season of Tier 2 Junior B competition in the RMLL's South Conference. The Stingers are 1 and 1.
Sweetman adds, both teams have central Alberta players from places including Carstairs up to north of Innisfail.
Ben Andrist played Tier 1 with the Red Deer Rampage last season. The 18 year old from near Bowden explains what he hopes to bring to the Mavericks this year.
Andrist picked up a point in each of his first two games with the Mavericks.
The Mavericks suffered their first loss on Wednesday, May4th as they fell 10-9 to the Tier 2 Axemen in Calgary. Prior to that they had rattled off wins by scores of 13-12 over the Sun Devils, 18-5 over the Venom and 10-7 over the Wranglers.