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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President’s Cup: Ladner Pioneers win coveted Sr. B trophy

October 5, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the President’s Cup tournament returned to Edmonton where seven teams from across Canada competed for the crown of top Senior B team in the nation. The Edmonton Miners – winners of the last three President’s Cup’s – played host at the 1,600 seat Bill Hunter Arena. The teams that qualified for the tournament were: Edmonton Miners (RMLL), Akwesasne Bucks (CanAm), Six Nations Rivermen (OLA), Capital Region…

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Minto Cup: Edmonton Miners top Victoria Shamrocks for semi-final berth

August 25, 2022

The Edmonton Miners (Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League) are moving on to the Minto Cup semifinals after a 10-8 win over the Victoria Shamrocks (British Columbia Jr. A Lacrosse League) on Wednesday afternoon at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario. Both teams entered the game with 0-2 records in the round robin, each losing to the Toronto Beaches and Whitby Warriors. That meant their tournament lives were on the line. Winner…

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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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OJLL: Jr. A playoffs provide plenty of storylines

August 4, 2022

EDITOR’S NOTE: With a delay between writing and publishing, the Whitby Warriors defeated the Toronto Beaches for the OJLL Iroquois Trophy, winning the first two games of the best-of-three series and capturing the trophy on home floor. Both teams will now take a break and prepare for the Minto Cup later in August. —- On the eve of the Iroquois Trophy Finals between the Whitby Warriors and Toronto Beaches Tuesday…

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OJLL: Mimico leads playoff bound teams into first postseason since 2019

July 13, 2022

The Ontario Junior Lacrosse League (OJLL) playoffs begin on Wednesday. Ontario’s first full Junior A season since 2019 featured four players with one hundred points or more, and a chance for two separate three-way ties in the standings. The final three seeds were decided by the fourth league tie breaker. Here’s how the first round of the playoffs will matchup, and what to expect.  (1) Mimico Mountaineers (16-4) vs (8)…

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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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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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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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