ALL: Benefits of the Arena Lacrosse League more important than ever

January 17, 2018

NLL expansion is coming and the Arena Lacrosse League is preparing its players to move on up to the big leagues. Now in their second season, the ALL has seven stable teams and competition is at an all-time high. The game is fast and exciting. After three weeks of play, the defending champion Oshawa Outlaws lead the league with a 3-0 record. The much-improved Peterborough Timbermen, last-place finishers in 2017,…

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Steve Priolo: Yup, he’s still in the van

January 10, 2018

Buffalo Bandits’ captain Steve Priolo captivated the (lacrosse) world this past summer when he chose to live in his van while he played for the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association. It’s winter now, and he’s still living in it. Sometimes. For those unfamiliar with Victoria, B.C., its climate is pretty hospitable. Because it’s on the ocean, there aren’t usually too many days of extreme temperatures. It’s a better…

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Winter Blast a holiday tradition

December 27, 2017

The seventh annual Winter Blast Tournament hosted by the Calgary Mountaineers Junior A Lacrosse Club took place in Calgary on December 22nd. Thirty-seven teams in six divisions competed in the unique one-day tournament, all for a chance to win the grand prize – a giant bag of candy. The idea for Winter Blast was born in 2011 from then Mountie coaches Rick Windle and Duane Bratt, whose goal was to…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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