World Lax: Israel holds off Finland to keep spot in top world group

October 1, 2019

The fifth place game at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships was just as important as the bronze or gold medal games, with a lot on the line. They may not get a medal, but the winning team gets to count themselves amongst the world’s elite as members of the top group in the next tournament. So when Israel faced off against Finland on Saturday afternoon, the players held nothing back….

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World Lax: England shocks Israel in quarterfinal at WILC

September 26, 2019

If Canada and Iroquois was the best game of the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship group round, Israel and England were a close second. Israel took their initial meeting 8-7 in overtime. The two clubs met again in the quarter finals, and it was just as intense as the first time. But thanks to some stellar saves by goaltender Frankie Scigliano, England was the team moving on to face Canada…

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World Lax: Canada opens with consecutive wins

September 21, 2019

Team Canada is on track to defend their gold medal at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, taking place in Langley, BC this month. Canada opened the tournament with two big wins over the USA and England. In their opening game, Canada defeated Team USA 16-6. They led 7-2 after a first quarter in which they chased goaltender David Mather after their sixth goal. The USA never challenged the strong hometown…

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NLL: Tyson Gibson selected first overall by New York Riptide in Entry Draft

September 18, 2019

Tyson Gibson became the New York Riptide’s first ever entry draft pick on Tuesday night, going first overall to the NLL expansion club. Gibson is a power forward who is coming off a successful season with the WLA’s Victoria Shamrocks. In his second senior season, he led the Shamrocks in scoring during the recently completed Mann Cup with five goals and 10 assists in five games, while finishing fourth in…

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MSL: Lakers and Chiefs MSL Final series tied at 2

August 27, 2019

The Peterborough Lakers and Six Nations Chiefs are playing yet another classic MSL Final series. The common foes are facing off for the fifth time in six years to determine who will represent Major Series Lacrosse for the Mann Cup, to be held this year in Victoria, BC after the Shamrocks ousted the defending WLA champion Maple Ridge Burrards in five games. The Lakers and Chiefs are tied at two…

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World Lax: Team Kenya, U19 tournament darlings, finish round-robin play at 1-3

August 6, 2019

Team Kenya finished up round-robin play at the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championships with a 15-5 loss to Team China, putting them at 1-3. They didn’t make the Round of 16 but will face off against Israel on Tuesday and Belgium on Thursday as they compete for as high a finish as possible in their first year of competition. The African nation is the first to participate in a…

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World Lax: Haudenosaunee women deserve their spot in lacrosse

August 1, 2019

Last night’s opening ceremonies of the 2019 World Lacrosse U19 Women’s Lacrosse Championships honoured the origins of the sport within Indigenous nations as Canada hosts this tournament for the second time. The event officially opened on Tuesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at Justin Chiu Stadium at Trent University with the first games taking place the morning of August 1st. Over the next 10 days, 22 nations – including the…

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MSL: Cobourg Kodiaks knocked out of playoff contention

July 25, 2019

The 2019 MSL playoff picture is almost set after a 10-6 loss to the Brooklin Lacrosse Club knocked the Cobourg Kodiaks out of contention for fourth spot on Wednesday night. The Kodiaks were all but mathematically eliminated going into the game after dropping eight-straight games midseason. They would have needed to win both their remaining games by large margins to squeak by either the Brampton Excelsiors or Oakville Rock. The…

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ALL: 2019 award winners announced

July 24, 2019

The Arena Lacrosse League recently handed out their year-end awards including MVP, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-Rookie team and All-Star teams. John St. John of the Oshawa Outlaws was named the league’s MVP after winning the scoring race with 79 points that included 29 goals and 50 assists. He earned a practice roster spot with the Colorado Mammoth after the ALL season ended. Also nominated were…

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World Lax: U19 families ready for August Worlds

July 18, 2019

This summer, Peterborough is not only welcoming 23 international lacrosse teams to the U19 women’s world championships. They are welcoming families. A family can be a team and a team can be a family. Lacrosse teammates don’t share blood – although it can be spilled on the field – but they share a strong bond. They fight for one another and work towards a common goal. One of the greatest…

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