Dave Huntley posthumously honoured with Lester B. Pearson Award

November 23, 2018

Story by Alain Brouillette, Canadian Lacrosse Association   OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is proud to announce that the late Dave Huntley, a man who dedicated his life to growing the sport of lacrosse and the Canadian national team program, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Lester B. Pearson Award, one of the highest honours bestowed by this country’s lacrosse community. The Lester B. Pearson…

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World Lax: 21 teams confirmed for 2019 women’s U19

August 4, 2018

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO – One year from today, the city of Peterborough will be humming with at least 21 visiting lacrosse teams from six continents, as the under-19 World Women’s Lacrosse Championship begins. Eleven years after hosting the wildly successful world women’s field lacrosse championship, the same team of volunteers will host the same event — but with more than twice as many teams — in Peterborough in 2019. The 2019…

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World Lax: USA wins controversial gold

July 23, 2018

Team USA took home gold versus Team Canada at the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships on Saturday, but the victory will always have an asterisk beside it. Tom Schreiber, aka Captain America, scored the game-winning goal despite a moving pick and shot-clock issues in the dying seconds of the game. In the final minute, the U.S. had three consecutive shots go high of the cage. After the last one, Rob…

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World Lax: Canada defeats Australia, looks to semi-finals

July 19, 2018

NETANYA, ISRAEL – Canada earned a gutsy 13-7 win over Australia to finish the preliminary round at the 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship in Netanya, Israel on Tuesday. Canada (4-1) advances directly to the semi-finals, where they will face the Iroquois Nationals, winner of a quarterfinal matchup over Puerto Rico, for a second time this tournament. After playing their fifth game in as many days, including a late-night matchup…

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World Lax: USA holds on to beat Canada

July 17, 2018

Team USA managed to stay in the lead and defeat Team Canada 11-10 despite an obvious penalty late in the fourth quarter of their game on Sunday at the World Field Lacrosse Championships in Netanya, Israel. The USA takes first place in the top pool of play with a 3-0 record while Canada falls to 2-1. Canada trailed 7-4 in the third quarter but fought back to take a 10-9…

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World Lax: Canada dominates Scotland 22-3

July 15, 2018

Team Canada moved to 2-0 at the World Field Lacrosse Championships after a 22-3 win over Team Scotland on Saturday in blue group play. Canada dominated the first three quarters of play, building a 17-0 lead. Scotland had a strong fourth, scoring three times as they began to look ahead to an easier test against England on Sunday. Curtis Dickson and Mark Cockerton led Canada with four goals each while…

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World Lax: Canada opens with win over England

July 14, 2018

NETANYA, ISRAEL – Canada kicked off the 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship in Netanya, Israel with a 12-6 win over England on Friday night, marking the first step towards claiming a second consecutive gold medal. Jeff Teat (3g, 2a) and Mark Matthews (1g, 4a) paced the offense with five points each under the lights at the Wingate Institute, Israel’s national sport centre. Curtis Dickson (3g, 1a) added four points…

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Press Release: Canada finalizes roster for Worlds

June 21, 2018

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) and the senior men’s national team coaching staff are proud to announce the 23-player roster that will represent Canada and defend our World Championship title at next month’s 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship in Netanya, Israel. “We are really excited with the roster that we have selected and as a coaching staff are honoured to have the chance to lead this team at the 2018 World Championships,” said head coach Randy Mearns. “Canadian lacrosse talent…

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Press Release: CLA and national teams reach tentative agreement

June 13, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is excited to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between the Canada Lacrosse Association (CLA) and National Lacrosse Team Players’ Association (NLTPA) that permits Canada to defend its world championship title at the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship in Netanya, Israel, July 12-21. The agreement between the players and member federation is confidential and was reached on June 8th. The differences between the elite players of the NLTPA and the CLA have been settled with a…

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Press Release: Canada trims world championship player pool to 34

February 8, 2018

OTTAWA, ON – Canada’s coaching staff have trimmed the senior men’s national team player pool by a dozen, leaving 34 players on the training roster and in contention for the squad that will compete at this summer’s 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championships in Netanya, Israel. “It has been a difficult task to get to this point, but we feel confident that our national team training roster checks all the…

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