Brampton ABC Excelsiors (Junior) 1956-59 (Team 2012) – In 1959, the Brampton Junior Excelsiors did something no team had ever done before. They won a third straight Minto Cup, cementing their dominance as Canada’s national Junior lacrosse champs.
The core of that “three-peating” team was formed in 1956 with a team that won its first of four consecutive Eastern league championships, but ultimately lost to Vancouver Mount Pleasant Legion in the 1956 Minto Cup. But that first taste of the Minto success was enduring and the Excels would not be denied against Victoria Shamrocks in 1957 and ‘58, and then the New Westminster Salmonbellies in 1959.
Brampton won twelve Minto Cup games in three years, losing only four. Their numbers included eleven inductees to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
|Brampton ABCs Junior Excelsiors 1956 - 1959 (supplemental)|