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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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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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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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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MSL: League returns to play with MSL Classic

July 29, 2021

Ontario’s Major Series Lacrosse, home to many NLL players during the off-season, has returned to play this summer with a 20-game schedule. All games are being played at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, home of the Oakville Rock. Games will be played from Tuesday-Thursday until August 26. Five teams are taking part. In addition to Oakville, the Classic features the Brooklin Lacrosse Club, Cobourg Kodiaks, Six Nations Chiefs…

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Press Release: OLA approves Excelsiors move to Owen Sound

March 4, 2021

On Wednesday evening, the Ontario Lacrosse Association approved the move of the Major Series Lacrosse Brampton Excelsiors to Owen Sound. The franchise, owned by Joe Norton, will play out of the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre when the 2021 MSL season hopes to begin play. “At last night’s Board of Governors meeting, the move of Brampton to Owen Sound finally has been resolved,” MSL commissioner Doug Luey said. “I couldn’t…

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ILWT Feature: Medicine Game was therapeutic process for author Delby Powless

December 11, 2020

Books written about lacrosse are few and far between. When they are, you know they’re going to be good because how many people would write about lacrosse unless they had a passion for the game? Today we get to do something fun and chat with the author of one of the best new books of the season, and of course it’s about lacrosse. Medicine Game is written by Delby Powless,…

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REVIEW: Powless’ Medicine Game should be under every lacrosse fan’s Christmas tree

December 10, 2020

My first job was at Chapters, which was the family business as I grew up. I am a book snob. I have no problem admitting that. While the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” has generally come to mean “don’t judge a person by their looks,” I absolutely judge actual books by their covers. I mean, you can take one look at a romance novel and know everything…

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MSL: Excelsiors head coach supports fight to keep team in Brampton

December 2, 2020

In all the back-and-forth regarding the relocation of the Brampton Excelsiors, one voice that hasn’t been heard is one that probably most embodies the spirit of the team and the city. After a successful run with the Jr. A Excelsiors, Dan Teat was promoted to head coach of the MSL club in 2019. Though he’s only coached them through one season, he’s been part of the organization for 45 years….

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MSL: Excelsiors Board of Directors not contesting move to Owen Sound

November 24, 2020

A firestorm started on Lacrosse Twitter last week is coming to an end. The Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club will not be contesting the move of the Major Excelsiors to Owen Sound. The BELC Board of Directors released a statement this afternoon rebuffing a popular theory on the social media platform that the 2018 transfer of the team to Joe Norton was done without authorization from the board. In part, the…

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