OSL Playoffs preview

by Scott Ludwig

For the first time since 2019 the Ontario Series Lacrosse playoffs have arrived. Six teams completed a 16-game regular season and now the top four advance to the post season.

Here is a look at the semifinals matchups:

1) Six Nations Rivermen (14-2-0) vs 4) Clearview Crushers (6-10-0)

The defending OSL champion Rivermen rolled through the regular season winning their first 11 games before an 8-6 loss to Oakville on June 30. Owen Sound handed Six Nations their only other loss, 5-4, on July 9.

Expansion club no more, Clearview shocked many by finishing tied for fourth in the standings with Ennismore James Gang. Three of their six victories during the season came against James Gang though and the tiebreaker along with it.

Head-to-head

April 30: Clearview (5) at Six Nations (17)

June 11: Six Nations (11) at Clearview (5)

June 19: Six Nations (12) at Clearview (7)

2) Owen Sound North Stars (9-6-1) vs 3) Oakville Rock (8-8-0)

Finishing second and home floor advantage were the North Stars who were 6-3 at the midway point of the regular season.

Oakville had an up-and-down season that included three forfeits midseason due to an ineligible player. The Rock still had an opportunity to take second place on the final weekend of the season only to lose at Owen Sound.

Head-to-head

May 15: Owen Sound (6) at Oakville (11)

June 4: Oakville (6) at Owen Sound (12)

June 26: Owen Sound (5) at Oakville (11)

July 16: Oakville (9) at Owen Sound (12)