NLL: Ninety-three players selected during 2020 draft party

September 18, 2020

It’s finally official – Jeff Teat is a member of the New York Riptide. Jim Veltman made the announcement shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday night as the NLL hosted its first virtual draft. Ninety-three players were selected over six rounds. Though the NLL doesn’t have a return to play date yet, things are already in motion to prepare for the next season. The draft was the first major step…

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NLL: Wild draft night set for Thursday; who goes after Teat?

September 16, 2020

In a world and time of unknowns, there are three certainties: death, taxes and that Jeff Teat is about to become a first overall pick. Teat’s Brampton Excelsiors Junior A numbers were not only historic, they were the best since the mid-1970s (eight all time in assists, 14th all time in points). He proved quite quickly he can play with men unanimously winning the Major Series Lacrosse Rookie of the…

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ILWT Feature: Orangeville home to the best of the past, present and future generations of lacrosse

August 27, 2020

Orangeville, Ontario is a small town approximately 80 km (that’s 40 miles for our American friends) outside of Toronto. It is not a huge area, home to around 29,000 people. It is a pretty little town similar in many ways to other Canadian towns. Most people outside of the lacrosse world probably wouldn’t give it a second thought; however, lacrosse greats of the past and the present are changing that….

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ILWT Memories: Orangeville Northmen win the 2012 Minto Cup

May 23, 2020

In these complex times of postponed sports, fans have been taking to social media with their favourite games and memories. The lacrosse world is no different. A quick scroll through any fan’s timeline will show pictures from player’s youth, coaching, throwback games and, yes, father/daughter TikTok dance battles. It is with all this in mind we ask your indulgence as we personally look back on some of our favourite games…

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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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WLA: Del Bianco goes first to Coquitlam

February 9, 2019

This past Thursday, the Langley Events Centre played host to the 2019 Western Lacrosse Association Draft. Each one of the seven WLA teams were looking to stock their club with the best junior players in the province in an attempt in making a run at Senior A’s top prize – the Mann Cup. With Commissioner Paul Del Monte presiding over the evening it came as no surprise when he announced…

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Minto Cup: Photo gallery

November 14, 2018

The Coquitlam Adanacs captured the 2018 Minto Cup on August 25th, winning the best of five series over the Brampton Excelsiors in four games. Adanacs’ goaltender Christian Del Bianco was named the tournament’s MVP. Enjoy these outstanding photos from the tournament, courtesy of our Cliff McCaig.

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Minto Cup: Game two finally goes to the Adanacs

August 24, 2018

Would they play, or wouldn’t they? That was the question the lacrosse world waited to have answered on Thursday after game two of the Minto Cup final was cancelled when the referees refused to officiate after the Canadian Lacrosse Association overturned a suspension to Brampton’s star player Jeff Teat stemming from an alleged abuse of official incident in game one on Tuesday night. First the 3 p.m. deadline passed, then…

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Minto Cup: Adanacs take game one

August 22, 2018

Bolstered by a big third period, the Coquitlam Adanacs defeated the Brampton Excelsiors 11-9 to take game 1 of the Minto Cup on Tuesday night. The Adanacs seized momentum, scoring six times in the last frame, and then leaned on Christian Del Bianco to bring home the victory. The final minutes of the third ended with some bad blood after Brampton defender Robbie Stovel was given a five-minute charging penalty…

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Minto Cup: Excelsiors vs. Adanacs in final

August 21, 2018

After four days of competition, the two teams set to compete for Canada’s top junior lacrosse prize have been determined. The Brampton Excelsiors will take on the Coquitlam Adanacs in a best-of-five series starting tonight to determine this year’s winner of the Minto Cup taking place in Calgary. Brampton earned their way to the finals by going a perfect 3-0 in round-robin play. The Excels’ offense was rolling, putting up…

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