Kingston Lacrosse Association Celebrates Ottawa's Newest Team: The Black Bears, News (Kingston Lacrosse)

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Feb 25, 2024 | Natalie A | 134 views
Kingston Lacrosse Association Celebrates Ottawa's Newest Team: The Black Bears
On Wednesday, members of the Kingston Lacrosse Association eagerly participated in the media day held in Ottawa, where the exciting announcement was made – the New York Riptide is relocating to Ottawa and will now be known as the Ottawa Black Bears. The Kingston Lacrosse Association sent three enthusiastic athletes to represent the club at this momentous event.

The young athletes who attended were Kaden Gardhouse from the U11 division, Will McCance from the U13 division, and Lochlan Gardhouse from the U15 division. The boys were treated to some Black Bears swag while rubbing elbows with athletes from across Ontario, all of whom were soaking in the excitement of the day.

Lochlan Gardhouse, from the U15 division, had the added thrill of being interviewed by CTV and shared his thoughts on the Black Bears' arrival and the impact it might have on the lacrosse scene in Ottawa. Watch the CTV News Story here.

Adding to the excitement, the young athletes had the opportunity to meet one of the prominent players on the Black Bears roster, Connor Kearnan, who also serves as the Queen’s Men’s Lacrosse Coach. The players engaged in insightful conversations about lacrosse in Kingston, gaining valuable perspectives from a seasoned player and coach.

As the Kingston Lacrosse Association continues to foster a passion for the sport in its members, the relocation of the New York Riptide to Ottawa and their transformation into the Ottawa Black Bears mark a significant milestone for lacrosse enthusiasts in the region. The future looks bright for lacrosse in Ottawa with the arrival of this professional team, and the Kingston Lacrosse Association is thrilled to be part of this historic moment.

Will_Lochlan_Will_Johnston_Kaden.jpeg Will, Lochlan, Will Johnston, Kaden

Lochlan_Connor_Kearnan_Will_Kaden_.jpeg Lochlan, Connor Kearnan, Will, Kaden

Will_Ron_John_Kaden_Lochlan_.jpegWill, Ron John, Kaden, Lochlan