By Fred Wallace
Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".
It's a big weekend for local lacrosse.
Most of the Lady NorthStars Field Lacrosse teams are going to compete at weekend tournaments, most centered in Kitchener-Waterloo.
Meanwhile, the Owen Sound Bug Juice Senior NorthStars have their home opening weekend when they host the Ennismore James Gang Saturday night at 8 pm & Sunday afternoon at 2 pm.
The Bug Juice Stars are 0 & 2 after a pair of losses on the road to start the season.
Ennismore comes in with an overall record of 2 & 2, and remarkably, 3 of their 4 games have gone to overtime.
And finally, the Junior NorthStars have a pair of games this weekend as they seek to gain a playoff berth.
Saturday afternoon at 4, the Wallaceburg Red Devils are in town and then Sunday, the Junior NorthStars travel to Hamilton to face the Midwest Division leading Bengals.
Looking at the Junior B Standings today, Owen Sound is tied for 4th with Elora, but in fairness, the Mohawks have played 4 less games than Owen Sound.
Regardless, the Junior NorthStars are comfortably in a playoff position with 13 points, 6 more than the 3 teams tied for the final playoff spot; Niagara, Guelph.........and Wallaceburg.
Which means Wallaceburg should have a fair amount of motivation coming in Saturday, playing for their playoff lives.
The scenario for the Junior NorthStars isn't dire, but opportunity is staring them right in the face.
Including Saturday's game against the Red Devils, Owen Sound has 7 regular season games remaining. Notably, all but one of those games, Sunday's trip to Hamilton to face the Bengals, are against teams below the Junior NorthStars in the standings.
The Bug Juice Senior NorthStars
& the Owen Sound Junior NorthStars.
It's a busy and significant weekend for everyone playing the sport in Owen Sound.
I'm Fred Wallace