By Fred Wallace
Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".
The local lacrosse season is on the horizon.
For the Owen Sound Senior NorthStars, their opener is set for May 6th when they visit the Oakville Titans.
The Home Opener for the Senior Stars is May 25th when they entertain the KW Velocity.
Meanwhile, the horizon for the season opener for the Junior B NorthStars is much closer.
The Junior Stars begin their 9 week regular season on Sunday afternoon when they host the Hamilton Bengals.
Keep in mind, Sunday's game is a 4 pm start and will be played at the Julie McArthur Regional Rec Centre.
In a reversal of form, the Junior B NorthStars will have a heavier run of of home games to launch the year.
After Sunday's opener. the NorthStars go off to Orangeville on Tuesday and then have " home " games April 26th against Elora at Shallow Lake, April 29th against London back at the Rec Centre and then May 3rd against Orangeville at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore.
While that may seem like a nomadic existence at home, it does create an opportunity for the young NorthStars to find themselves at home rather than struggle to survive with the normal glut of road games they traditionally have scheduled to start the season.
Owen Sound has made the Junior B Playoffs the past two seasons and have been highly competitive by the post season.
The 2018 version of the Junior NorthStars gets their start Sunday afternoon.
I'm Fred Wallace