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The Burlington Chiefs are the city’s best kept sports secret

The Burlington Chiefs are the city’s best kept sports secret

After finishing in a three-way tie for sixth place in the Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior A League, the Chiefs eliminated the regular season champion Mimico Moumtaineers in the first round of the playoffs and now have a chance of representing Ontario in the Minto Cup.

At Central Arena Thursday night the Chiefs defeated the Toronto Beaches 10-6 to tie their best of five OLA semi-final series at two games apiece.

The deciding game will be played in the Pickering Arena tonight, with the winner facing either Whitby or Orangeville for the Ontario title. Whitby leads that series 2-1, with Game 4 also tonight.

Because of COVID, the Minto Cup has not been contested since 2019.

Even though the Brampton Excelsiors had an off-season, missing the playoffs, the Canadian Lacrosse Association awarded the traditional boxla hotbed the right to host the best of five final Aug. 22-29 at its CAA Centre.

The Minto Cup was donated in 1901 by Governor-General, Lord Minto. Burlington has never played in the final

By DENIS GIBBONS

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