Toronto Beaches reach Minto Cup semifinals but fall to Edmonton Miners – Beach Metro Community News
The Toronto Beaches Junior A lacrosse team took part in the Minto Cup this week in Brampton.
The Toronto Beaches Junior A lacrosse team wrapped up their best season ever with a semi-final appearance at the Canadian Championships this week.
Playing in the Minto Cup tournament (which determines the top Junior A lacrosse team in Canada), the Toronto Beaches lost in the semifinals to end their season on the night of Thursday, August 25.
The Edmonton Miners beat the Beaches 20-12 in the semi-final game at the CAA Center in Brampton.
The Minto Cup winner will now be determined in a best-of-three series between the Miners and Whitby Warriors. This series begins Saturday, August 27 evening in Brampton.
The Toronto Beaches opened the first round of the Minto Cup with a 9-7 win over the Victoria Shamrocks. In Game 2 of the first round, Beaches beat the Miners 9-8. In the final match of the first round, Beaches lost to Whitby 9-5.
Whitby’s perfect record of three wins and no losses gave them a bye to the Minto Cup final and set up Thursday’s semifinal between the Beaches and Miners.
On the team’s Facebook page, Toronto Beaches thanked its players and fans for a historic season.
“A season that none of us will forget… A letter of thanks to our Beaches Family, who made this incredible journey an absolute joy. Thank you to our players, coaches and staff for their hard work this summer,” the Facebook post said. “We will return.”
This was the first-ever Minto Cup appearance for the Toronto Beaches, and it followed their best regular season record in the Ontario Junior Lacrosse League.
To learn more about Toronto Beaches Junior A Lacrosse, please visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BeachesJrA/
To follow the results of the Minto Cup final series, visit https://www.themintocup.com/