The Peterborough James Gang lacrosse teams, that were coached by Mark Vitarelli and managed by Lee Vitarelli, won three straight Minto Cup titles in 1981, 1982 and 1983.
In three regular seasons, the James Gang amassed a record of 58-4. In the 1981 season, they had a perfect 20-0 regular season and in playoffs, they swept Elora and Brampton before defeating Oshawa 4 games to 3 for the Junior A title. They went on to defeat the Burnaby Cablevision 4-0 for their first of three Mintos.
In the 1982 season, Peterborough finished in first place with a 17-3 record. They swept Hamilton, Etobicoke and Oshawa for the Ontario title, then defeated Victoria-Esquimalt Legionnaires in five games.
In the 1983 season, the James Gang finished first again with a 21-1 record in the eastern division. This team went a perfect 8-0 to win the eastern title before going 4-0 in the Minto Cup round robin over Etobicoke and New Westminster.
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