Mann Cup: Peterborough Lakers win fourth consecutive national title

October 15, 2022

The Mann Cup Canadian championship returned this year after a two-year Covid-19 absence, and it was a series for the ages.  The Peterborough Lakers of Major Series Lacrosse – defending champs – and the Langley Thunder of the Western Lacrosse Association met in Peterborough in early September to battle for the national title. The hometown Lakers were victorious, winning the series in a nail biting seven-game series. The Lakers came…

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Minto Cup: Edmonton Miners top Victoria Shamrocks for semi-final berth

August 25, 2022

The Edmonton Miners (Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League) are moving on to the Minto Cup semifinals after a 10-8 win over the Victoria Shamrocks (British Columbia Jr. A Lacrosse League) on Wednesday afternoon at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario. Both teams entered the game with 0-2 records in the round robin, each losing to the Toronto Beaches and Whitby Warriors. That meant their tournament lives were on the line. Winner…

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Minto Cup: Ontario teams victorious on opening day

August 23, 2022

Ontario teams were victorious in overtime on the opening day of the 2022 Minto Cup in Brampton, Ontario. The Toronto Beaches defeated the Victoria Shamrocks 9-7, and the Whitby Warriors defeated the Edmonton Miners 11-9. Each team plays each other once. After the round robin, the fourth place team is eliminated, the first place team gets a bye to the final, and seeds two and three play each other in…

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MSL: Lakers, Chiefs will meet for seventh consecutive year in league final

August 12, 2022

It wasn’t without a lot of bumps and bruises but Major Series Lacrosse will send a champion to the Mann Cup for the first time since 2019. With the Covid-19 pandemic raging, the Canadian Lacrosse Association opted to cancel the national championship in 2020 and 2021. This year the winner of the Western Lacrosse Association will be hosted by the winner of Ontario’s Major Series Lacrosse circuit. In the MSL…

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World Lax: U.S. claims fourth consecutive gold at Worlds; England takes bronze

July 15, 2022

Women’s field lacrosse is a hell of a sport, and it doesn’t get the coverage it deserves from us. I hope to rectify that someday with more staff and resources. Women’s field is a vastly different sport from the men’s game, with its own rules and nuances, and should be appreciated as such. The athletes are strong, talented and inspiring and I encourage you to check out a game near…

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Editorial: Summer lacrosse is in full swing… almost

May 30, 2022

Memorial Day weekend is here and that means that summer ball is underway! The National Lacrosse League is heading into its final round of playoffs and the NCAA has crowned their champions. The Premier Lacrosse League kicked off training camp this weekend, the Western Lacrosse Association held their first games, and then of course, Ontario’s junior and senior leagues have already been playing for a few weeks. But, there’s one…

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NLL: McLaughlin’s 12 points leads Mammoth to NLL Finals

May 30, 2022

The Colorado Mammoth have a date with the Buffalo Bandits next Saturday, June 4th, as they kick off the 2022 NLL Finals in Banditland. It is their first appearance in the league finals since 2006. The Mammoth defeated the San Diego Seals on Saturday evening 15-13 at Pechanga Arena, which was full with 7114 fans screaming their heads off. It was the loudest it’s ever been at a Seals game…

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NLL: Jeff Teat becomes the new all-time rookie assists and points leader

April 26, 2022

It’s Jeff Teat’s world, and the rest of us are just living in it. Teat made NLL history on Saturday night, breaking both the all-time rookie assists and points records. He has one game left in the season to add onto his current totals to set the final mark to beat for the next generation. With numbers like these, though, the records will stand for a very long time. It’s…

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NLL: Records fall but so do the Riptide as postseason bid ends

April 25, 2022

Records fell on Saturday night, but so too did the New York Riptide. Their bid for a postseason berth came to an end at the hands of the Halifax Thunderbirds in a 16-13 loss at Nassau Coliseum. The Riptide’s record sits at 6-11, although they have one more game to play against Albany next Saturday. During the game, Jeff Teat broke the all-time rookie records for assists and points, and…

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NLL: Rochester shocks Calgary 15-7 for fourth win of season

April 23, 2022

Woah. Where did these Rochester Knighthawks come from and where have they been all season? Friday night the Knighthawks picked up their best win over the season – and just fourth overall – 15-7 over the Calgary Roughnecks, who had come into Blue Cross Arena on a five-game winning streak. Calgary had been looking to sew up a home playoff game but will have to wait until next week to…

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