Player Spotlight: Kevin Orleman – Jr. A KW Braves/U19 Jr. C-Lax All-Stars

November 18th, 2015

Netminder Kevin Orleman enters the C-Lax draft having suited up for the Jr. C-Lax All-Stars at the U-19 World Lacrosse Challenge. Orleman was instrumental in helping the Jr. C-Lax All-Stars to the gold medal final before falling to Canada West.

In his junior career, Orleman has spent the past three seasons with the Jr. A KW Braves posting an 8.88 career GAA with the team and helping them to playoff appearances in 2013 and 2014. Additionally, Orleman suited up with the New Westminster Salmonbellies where he appeared in six games and posted a 9.34 GAA and a .773 SV%.

C-Lax has had some of the sport’s most elite goaltenders in names like Dineley, DiRuscio, and Powless, and Orleman could quickly find himself amoung those names.

KW Jr A Braves 2015 AGM

November 3rd, 2015

The KW Braves Junior “A” Lacrosse Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18th, 7:00pm at Weber Supply (1830 Strasburg Road, Kitchener, ON N2R 1E9).

If you are a parent or a current player, former player or a friend of the game, you are invited to attend this meeting.

There will be elections for all positions except for that of president as it is a two year position.

To help in the support of our junior team we need volunteers. Please join us and be a part of the success of the KW Braves

KW Braves Hockey Pool

October 7th, 2015

Calling all Puckheads and Poolies: Join the KW Braves hockey pool.
Hop over to to register by Oct. 16, a process that will take you less than a minute. Cost $25.00. Click here for all the details and download the entry form.

Our pool is intended to generate some fun and competition while at the same time funding the operations of the KW Jr A Braves Lacrosse club.

The clock is ticking…..register now.

Enjoy the season!

Thank you!

July 5th, 2015

A very big thank you to our fans and sponsors for the 2015 season!

Braves fall to Whitby in Jr. A lacrosse action

June 12th, 2015

Waterloo Region Record

KITCHENER — There certainly is a resemblance to his older brother in his firm handshake and friendly off-floor demeanour.

But Drake Smith is his own man.

A four-year Jr. A lacrosse veteran with the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves, he flirts with his own version of greatness. He is, after all, second in team scoring and a respected team leader.

Although Drake, 20, has been living in his older brother Dhane’s shadow for, well, forever.

Dhane, a former Brave, is now a National Lacrosse League franchise cornerstone with the Buffalo Bandits. Drake wouldn’t mind one bit if he shares that destiny.

“I want to go pro. I hope to go in the draft next year,” said Drake before his Braves surrendered a 10-8 loss to the Whitby Warriors at the Kinsmen Arena on Thursday night.

A couple years ago, Dhane set the Braves’ franchise scoring record, surpassing lacrosse luminaries like Colin Doyle and Ryan Benesch. Dhane was also named the Ontario Lacrosse Association Jr. A loop’s MVP before he moved on.

“He’s left some big footsteps for me to try to walk in,” admitted Drake, a Conestoga College student and Huron Heights grad.

“But Dhane told me to try to step out of his shadow, get my confidence and do my own thing.”

More of a playmaker than his versatile brother, a couple inches shorter and about 10 pounds lighter, Drake collected a goal on Thursday.

He now has 38 points in 13 games, nearly matching his point total from last season in seven fewer games.

But there is still a ways to go.

Braves first-year head coach Chris Driscoll, a former captain for the NLL’s Toronto Rock, doesn’t mince words when he talks about the younger Smith.

“I don’t think (Drake) really understands how good he could be.

“He’s one of those guys who is a really talented player. He just needs to apply himself and he would even be that much better,” explained the coach.

“You either accept (you have a superstar brother). Or you take offence to it. I think he needs to take offence to it and to try to create his own path.”

The Braves trailed 4-1 after one period and 7-4 after two on Thursday. The hosts scratched back to within one goal three times in the third. It was as close as they could get.

Whitby’s Austin Shanks took the league’s scoring lead with a three-point effort on Thursday. He now has 57 points in a dozen games.

For the Braves, Chris Cloutier registered five points, including four goals, giving him the team lead with 40 points.

K-W also got three points apiece from Ryan Willock and Pat Masterson on Thursday.

The Braves have three wins in 13 games this season, good for ninth place in the 11-team loop.

Next action for K-W is Sunday when the Braves visit the league leaders in Six Nations.

Show your support!

June 8th, 2015

Come on out to cheer on your KW Braves at their next home game, Thursday June 11th. The Braves will be taking on the Whitby Warriors.

Next Home Game

June 2nd, 2015

Come show your support at our next home game!
June 4th, 8pm vs Peterborough

May Newsletter

May 21st, 2015

Check out the latest KW Jr A Braves News!

Next Home Game

May 20th, 2015

The KW Jr A Braves host the Six Nations Arrows tomorrow, May 21st at the Kinsmen Arena. Game time is 8pm.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students. All minor lacrosse players are admitted free.

Kids are encouraged to bring their helmet and sticks to go on the floor in between periods.

K-W Braves suffer first loss of year

May 16th, 2015

After a week-long layoff, the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves were back on the floor in OLA Junior ‘A’ Lacrosse action.

The Braves built an early three-goal lead against Toronto, but could not hold off the Beaches over the final 47 minutes. Toronto rallied for an 8-5 victory, dropping K-W to 1-and-1 this season.

Anthony Joaquim paced the Beaches with two goals and one assist.

Davis Prince had one goal and two assists for K-W, who could not sustain the momentum after building a 3-0 lead in the game’s opening thirteen minutes.

The Braves still await the return of six regulars who remain away in the U.S. for school and lacrosse. K-W is on the road tonight (8:00 pm) to face the Peterborough Lakers.

The Braves’ next home game is Thursday, May 21st (8:00 pm) when they host the Six Nations Arrows at Kinsmen Arena.


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