ALL West: Sea Spray capture inaugural championship over Grizzlies

March 28, 2022

In what very well could be the biggest goal he has ever scored, Keegan Bell admitted he did not see the ball go into the net. With the score tied, just over a minute remaining to play in game three and the shot clock winding down, Bell whipped the ball at the Grizzlies goal, truthfully hoping to either just earn his team a shot-clock reset and another possession or to…

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ALL: Black Fish goaltender Justin Geddie makes splash with NLL’s Seals

January 16, 2022

It was a whirlwind week for Justin Geddie. On Saturday (January 8), Geddie backstopped the Black Fish Lacrosse Club to their first win of the young Arena Lacrosse League West Division season, making 41 saves and earning first star honours in a 12-8 victory at Langley Events Centre. Less than one week later, the 20-year-old goaltender from Victoria was playing in front of 6,999 fans at Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre on…

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ALL: Grizzlies defeat Black Fish in inaugural ALL West game

December 14, 2021

Some words of pre-game wisdom – combined with a deadly power play and lights-out goaltending – helped the Grizzlies go into the history books on Saturday night as winners of the inaugural Arena Lacrosse League West Division game. The Grizzlies scored three times with the man advantage while their goaltenders combined to stop 43 of 48 shots in their team’s 13-5 win over the Black Fish as the Arena Lacrosse…

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ALL: West Division completes draft, sets schedule for inaugural season

November 27, 2021

Mark it down for the history books: the first-ever player selected in the Arena Lacrosse League West Division draft was Matteo Tack. The goaltender from Burnaby was chosen by the Sea Spray at Saturday’s ALL West Draft, which was held on Saturday afternoon at Langley Events Centre as the four teams shaped their rosters ahead of the league’s inaugural season in British Columbia. Tack was humbled by his selection. “It…

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NLL: League announces partnership with Ontario Junior Lacrosse League

November 17, 2021

National Lacrosse League Announces Partnership with Ontario Junior Lacrosse League Player, coach, and official development and collaboration PHILADELPHIA, November 8, 2021 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, announced a partnership with the Ontario Junior Lacrosse League (@TheOJLL) of the Ontario Lacrosse Association, focusing on game-related matters, from coaching and officiating development to marketing and sponsorship initiatives. Although details of…

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ALL: Team names connect to west coast and local Indigenous culture

November 17, 2021

When the time came to choose names for the new teams for the inaugural season of the Arena Lacrosse League’s West Division, the goal was to create names with connections to both the west coast and the area’s Indigenous culture. “It is really about representing the water, land, mountains and sky,” explained Tewanee Joseph, a member of the Squamish Nation who aided in the team-naming process. “And those names are…

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Editorial: Lacrosse needs more Andrew Suitors

November 4, 2021

NLL games will be a little less meaningful this season without Andrew Suitor on the floor. The heart-and-soul player announced his retirement from the game last month. Suitor scored 58 goals and 63 assists throughout his 10-year-career – pretty good for a defenseman who wasn’t expected to be a big contributor on the scoreboard. He had a knack for transition-style highlight-reel goals that made him memorable. He might have won…

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ALL: West Division recruits Ken Buchan, Kevin Hill in leadership roles

October 27, 2021

Two familiar faces in Lower Mainland lacrosse circles will serve in a pair of key roles for the new West Division of the Arena Lacrosse League. Ken Buchan has been appointed Commissioner while Kevin Hill will act in a scouting/management role for the West Division. “The Arena Lacrosse League is excited to add Ken and Kevin in their respective roles. They both have extensive resumes in the sport and will…

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Sr. C: Lakefield Rage capture Nobile Cup

October 16, 2021

The Lakefield Rage won the Ontario Sr. C lacrosse championship on home turf this year, victorious with an 11-0 season record to capture the Nobile Cup back in August. The SSL (Senior Series Lacrosse) has seven teams based in cities from North Bay to Fort Erie and in between. The league started play in 2019, was shuttered by Covid in 2020, and so this was only the league’s second championship….

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NLL: Calgary Roughnecks will miss Dobbie’s heart and spark

September 15, 2021

When news broke that Dane Dobbie had signed with the San Diego Seals, I have to admit it caught me completely by surprise. Dane Dobbie gone. It didn’t happen in a blockbuster trade or an expansion draft, or even in a public breakup with the team. It just happened. Quietly, behind the scenes and in the middle of summer. This, of course, was not the first time the Roughnecks had…

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