Heritage Cup: Canada asserts dominance over USA with 19-6 win

Ryan Dilks of Team Canada is all smiles after winning the 2017 Heritage Cup in Hamilton, Ont. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
October 23, 2017

The Heritage Cup will remain in Canada after a dominant 19-6 win by the Canadians over Team USA on Saturday night at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton. It was a fun game to watch, and even more fun to play in, according to the players. Established in 2002, the Heritage Cup was meant to serve as an annual competition for the Canadian, American and Iroquois teams in between world championships, which…

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Press Release: Canada U17s dominate Haudenosaunee

Roman Smoot of Team Canada battles against Team Haudenosaunee during the 2017 U17 Heritage Cup in Hamilton, Ont. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
October 23, 2017

HAMILTON, ON – The undercard for the Heritage Cup on Saturday featured the future stars of Canada and the Haudenosaunee. In the U17 Showcase, Team Canada defeated the Iroquois Nationals, 25-7, at the FirstOntario Centre in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. The victory was the first of two for Canada, as the senior men’s team took care of Team USA 19-6 later in the evening. Having the U17 game become a part…

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Heritage Cup: Cupido, Matisz and Hall added to Canada’s roster

Joey Cupido of the Cobourg Kodiaks checks to see how much time is left in intermission, July 2016. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
October 19, 2017

OTTAWA, ON – Team Canada has made a few changes to its roster for this weekend’s Heritage Cup international box lacrosse game in Hamilton, Ont., adding local products Joey Cupido and Keil Matisz, along with national team alumnus Jordan Hall. They join a star-studded group of Canadians, the majority of which were part of the gold medal winning team from the 2015 world championship, that will take on the U.S. on October…

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Press Release: Canada announces coaching staff for 2018 worlds

Team Canada's offensive coordinator Matt Brown gives directions to his players during the 2016 FIL U19 Men's Lacrosse World Championship in Coquitlam, B.C. He will rejoin the national team as they look to defend their senior men's world championship title. (Photo Credit: Paul Yates, Vancouver Sports Pictures)
October 5, 2017

  OTTAWA, ON – A group of familiar faces will join head coach Randy Mearns on the sidelines during the 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship in Netanya, Israel next summer, where Canada will look to defend their title. Returning to the senior national team after leading them to gold in 2014 are offensive coordinator Matt Brown, defensive coordinator Taylor Wray, and assistant coach (box) Jason Levesque. Merrick Thompson, assistant…

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Mann Cup: Lakers win in six

Peterborough minor lacrosse graduates with the Mann Cup (and Turner Evans' mama!) Photo: Anna Taylor
September 26, 2017

The Peterborough Lakers captured their sixth Mann Cup since 2004 on September 15 at Queen’s Park Arena in New Westminster, defeating the host Salmonbellies four games to two. The Lakers came back from a 2-0 deficit to win four straight games. “That’s a great lacrosse team,” said first-time Mann Cup winner Curtis Dickson about the Salmonbellies. “They were WLA champs for a reason. They came ready to play. We came…

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Mann Cup: Three wins in a row for Lakers

Brock Sorensen of the Peterborough Lakers defends against the New Westminster Salmonbellies in the 2017 Mann Cup. (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor)
September 15, 2017

Going down 2-0 in the Mann Cup series was a wake-up call for the Peterborough Lakers. They roared back, winning three games in a row to put the New Westminster Salmonbellies on the edge of defeat. The Lakers took game five on Wednesday night by a close 11-10 score. New West has proven to be dangerous in the third period, especially late with an extra-attacker on the floor, but the…

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Mann Cup: Lakers back in it

Shawn Evans and Mark Steenhuis mix it up with the New Westminster Salmonbellies in the 2017 Mann Cup. (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor)
September 12, 2017

There was no way Peterborough Century 21 Lakers were going to lose a third game in a row. That didn’t happen all summer long. They only lost four games total over three months. So it was a determined Lakers squad that took the floor for game three of the Mann Cup at Queen’s Park Arena in New Westminster on Monday night and came out with a 13-12 win. They came…

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Mann Cup: ‘Bellies up 2-0

Anthony Malcolm of the New Westminster Salmonbellies during game two of the 2017 Mann Cup.
September 11, 2017

The New Westminster Salmonbellies took a two games to none lead over the visiting Peterborough Lakers on Saturday night in game two of the 2017 Mann Cup series at Queen’s Park Arena with a 13-8 win. While the Lakers and their fans are probably shocked at the current state of things (this author included), the Salmonbellies sure aren’t. “I don’t know if we expected it but that was our goal,…

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Mann Cup: Salmonbellies draw first blood

Logan Schuss of the New Westminster Salmonbellies is guarded by Robert Hope of the Peterborough Lakers during the 2017 Mann Cup. (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor)
September 9, 2017

The New Westminster Salmonbellies made good use of their time off between their WLA final win over the Victoria Shamrocks and game one of the Mann Cup versus the Peterborough Lakers. The Salmonbellies came out on fire Friday night at Queens Park Arena, weathered a second period storm to tie the game in the third and eventually win in overtime 12-10 over the MSL champion Lakers. The Lakers defeated the…

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MSL: Sorensen a boost for Lakers

Brock Sorensen rejoined the Peterborough Lakers defense for game two against the Brooklin Redmen on August 2, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
August 10, 2017

Coming back after missing any amount of playing time is an adjustment for any athlete, but can you imagine coming back after two knee injuries right in the middle of one of the most intense playoff series of all time? That’s the situation Brock Sorensen finds himself in. The Peterborough Lakers’ defender rejoined the Major Series Lacrosse franchise on August 2nd for game two of their semi-final series against the…

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