Mann Cup: Series Even So Far Between Chiefs and Burrards

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September 12, 2016

People in the East were salivating over the fact that the Mann Cup was coming back “home”. Whispers around the rinks were that the West just wasn’t strong this season. All the talent came back to the MSL this season, so the WLA champion would really just be an also-ran in the Mann Cup. The Maple Ridge Burrards are certainly proving that false. After two games against the Six Nations…

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Mann Cup: Chiefs Play Host to Burrards Following Historic Series Win

MSL champion Six Nations Chiefs. (Photo: Anna Taylor)
September 9, 2016

They’re calling it the “reverse sweep.” When the Six Nations Chiefs completed their improbable comeback from an 0-3 deficit to the Peterborough Lakers in the MSL final this past weekend, they made history. No senior Ontario lacrosse team had been down three games in a series to come back and win four straight games until 2016. The Chiefs looked down and out after game three but an 8-1 win in…

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Langley and Nanaimo Face Off in WCSLA Championship

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August 7, 2016

The 2016 WCSLA Championship kicked off with a matinee on the carpet as the Langley Warriors get set to host the Nanaimo Timbermen at the Langley Events Centre yesterday. The best-of-five series will decide both the WCSLA champion and the team that will represent BC at the 2016 President’s Cup, which runs from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. Both teams earned the right to get to the finals with big semi-final…

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WSCLA Regular Season Closing Out

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July 13, 2016

Only two games remain in the WCSLA regular season schedule, and although it would set up to be a much more dramatic night if both games had major implications in how the playoff landscape will shape up, it won’t be that way. The North Shore Indians are riding a wave of form that hasn’t been matched by many teams in BC’s Senior B circuit. They have won six straight after…

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Around the WCSLA: North Shore’s Run Led by Bold

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June 29, 2016

North Shore’s improbable playoff push was given another boost on the weekend, after the Indians came up with two big wins over the Langley Warriors and Coquitlam Adanacs. On the tails of signing former NLL Goalie of the Year Aaron Bold to backstop them to potential provincial glory, Shore is now 4-7 and just a game back of Victoria and Coquitlam in the WCSLA standings. They squeaked out a 10-9…

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Around the WLA: Timbermen More Confident, Burrards Get Talent Boost

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June 18, 2016

The WLA season is fully underway and while there have been some surprises, some controversy and some bad optics, the product on the floor has looked good so far through the season. A lot of that can be attributed to the league’s seven teams getting stronger as a whole. There isn’t a team that looks terribly out of place like there may have been in year’s past. Although the MLL…

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WSCLA Power Rankings: Ladner Locked on Top

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June 17, 2016

1. Ladner Pioneers (LW – 1) – 7-1-0 Last Week: W vs. Langley, 8-7 (OT); L @ North Shore, 14-5 This Week: Saturday, June 18 vs. Victoria; Sunday, June 19 vs. Nanaimo Despite a big overtime win over the Langley Warriors early in the week, the Pioneers’ undefeated season came to an abrupt halt against a North Shore team buoyed by some recent free-agent signings. Sam Clare scored a pair…

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WLA Draft: Grading the Teams

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February 17, 2016

The WLA Draft took place in Vancouver on Wednesday, Feb. 10 with all seven teams making selections. There were some interesting strategies employed by some teams – Coquitlam was the only club making a selection in rounds 11 through 17, for instance. A lot of good talent was selected in this draft and could help propel some teams in their hunt to dethrone the Victoria Shamrocks. Here is a quick…

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Mann Cup Diaries: Wrapping Up

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September 17, 2015

Well, here I am back home, and reflecting on the past week in Victoria, BC, at the Mann Cup. What an experience. The Victoria Shamrocks reclaimed the Mann Cup for the WLA, the first time since 2005. They did it in probably the hardest fought, closest series there has ever been. My team lost, and that still stings and will for awhile, but I made a lot of good memories…

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Shamrocks Back on Top After Ten Years

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September 16, 2015

Ten years later and the Victoria Shamrocks are back on top of the lacrosse world. The WLA champion Shamrocks are now Mann Cup champions after defeating the Peterborough Lakers in six games to win the 2015 title. After losing the cup to the Six Nations Chiefs in 2013 and 2014, it was extra sweet for the Shamrocks to beat the Lakers, the team they defeated in 2005, the last time…

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