ALL: Arena League experiments with 4-on-4 format

February 6, 2020

The Arena Lacrosse League entered week five with the Whitby Steelhawks still undefeated, but tied for wins atop the standings with the Paris RiverWolves. With a winter storm forecast, a major change on the floor, and the kickoff of the Women’s Division the week would prove to be one to watch. On the men’s side winter weather would ultimately postpone the Saturday night game between the St. Catharines Shockwave and…

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NLL Draft: Top 10 picks all from north of the border

September 23, 2019

The NLL’s growth in the United States continued this week with the 2019 draft at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia. It was the second consecutive draft held in the city of the league’s headquarters, boosted with the return of the Wings in 2018. Prior to 2018, the draft had been held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, with a large number of draftees hailing from the Canadian province of…

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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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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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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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PHOTOS: Brampton Excelsiors @ Cobourg Kodiaks

July 16, 2019

Photos from the Brampton Excelsiors’ 9-3 win over the Cobourg Kodiaks at the Cobourg Community Centre on July 14, 2019. Rookie Clarke Petterson led the Excelsiors with a hat trick and two assists, while captain Mike Burke scored a pair of goals and had three assists. The win moved the Excels into sole possession of third place in the MSL, but after the Oakville Rock defeated Cobourg 14-9 on Monday,…

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World Lax: CLA reveals 2019 WILC roster

July 16, 2019

Ottawa, ON—The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) and the men’s indoor national team coaching staff are excited to reveal the final roster for the Canadian Men’s Indoor Lacrosse Team. This team will be defending their 2015 gold medal at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC) in Langley, BC, from Sept. 19-28. “Selecting the 23 man roster for Canada is always a challenge because of the depth of talent within our nation. We…

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World Lax: Canada announces U19 roster

July 14, 2019

Ottawa, ON—The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) and the U19 women’s national team coaching staff are thrilled to announce the final roster for the Canadian Women’s U19 Field Lacrosse Team. This team will be defending their 2015 gold medal at the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Peterborough, ON, from Aug. 1-10. “We are excited to have such a talented group of athletes with tremendous depth to represent Canada this year,”…

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MSL: Fifth-straight loss for Kodiaks following Sunday defeat to Brooklin

July 9, 2019

The Cobourg Kodiaks, once at the top of the MSL standings, are winless in their last five games, the last defeat coming at the hands of the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (2-9) on Sunday by a score of 12-7. The Kodiaks started the season 5-1 but have failed to win a game since June 18 and now sit in a three-way tie for fourth place with Brampton and Oakville. Sunday’s game…

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