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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OJLL: St. Catharines Athletics capture Iroquois Trophy

August 23, 2021

Canadian Junior A lacrosse fans went 18 months without lacrosse. And then they were treated to all the lacrosse. The Ontario Junior Lacrosse League returned from their pandemic-caused hiatus with a vengeance featuring a new brand, new commissioner, 22-year-olds, and a packed schedule of 47 games spread over three weekends (six playing days) at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre. The schedule also featured two divisions – East (Whitby, Mimico, Toronto,…

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MSL: Hope for Brampton fans as OLA grants appeal from Excelsiors Lacrosse Legacy Association

August 21, 2021

Not so fast, Owen Sound, says the Ontario Lacrosse Association. According to a document obtained by In Lacrosse We Trust, the OLA will no longer sanction the “Owen Sound Lacrosse Club” in Major Series Lacrosse activities until the Brampton Excelsior Lacrosse Club (BELC) and Mr. Norton can prove that the sale and relocation of the Brampton Major Excelsiors were carried out in accordance with all BELC, OLA and province of…

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Caruk: OJLL season provided a sense of healing

August 17, 2021

Lacrosse is back, and nature is healing. Those were the words Pat Gregoire said to me as we finished our Ontario Junior Lacrosse League (OJLL) Futures’ Division Final broadcast (a 13-10 win for Peterborough Lakers win over Burlington), my final game providing play-by-play. It wasn’t until then I realized, after 18 months off, how much I missed live games, and how much I needed them back. Over three weekends, as…

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