World Lax: USA takes bronze at WILC over surging English team

October 7, 2019

Team USA won the bronze medal for the fifth consecutive time at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships following their 11-8 victory over a tough England team at the Langley Events Centre in Langley, British Columbia. When these teams met in pool play back on September 23rd, Team USA made it look easy with a 22-3 domination of England. But after that, England defeated Finland 15-6 and Israel 9-7 before a…

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World Lax: Canada remains undefeated at WILC

October 6, 2019

After 10 days of superb competition, the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships concluded last Saturday with the marquee matchup that everybody had been predicting: Team Canada versus the Iroquois Nationals. The game did not disappoint as fans were treated to lacrosse at the very highest level. In the end, Team Canada powered their way to a 19-12 victory and their fifth consecutive World Indoor title. “Both teams battled real hard. Nobody…

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PHOTOS: WILC 2019 – Switzerland vs. Hong Kong

October 4, 2019

Photos from Switzerland’s 16-14 win over Hong Kong in the placement bracket at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Lukas Heri led Switzerland with six goals and three assists while Alexander Meier made 30 saves in goal. Evan Mok-Lamme scored three goals and six assists and Jordan Wong four goals and three assists to lead Hong Kong.

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World Lax: Gold medal an honour for Canadian goaltender Poulin

October 1, 2019

Canadian goaltender Mike Poulin’s on a hot streak! After winning the Mike Kelley Award as Mann Cup MVP, he backstopped Canada to a gold medal performance over the Iroquois Nationals at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. *Note: the 2023 WILC will be in the Czech Republic, according to World Lacrosse president Sue Redfern’s closing ceremonies remarks. Ireland will host the 2020 men’s U19 field games.

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World Lax: Israel holds off Finland to keep spot in top world group

October 1, 2019

The fifth place game at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships was just as important as the bronze or gold medal games, with a lot on the line. They may not get a medal, but the winning team gets to count themselves amongst the world’s elite as members of the top group in the next tournament. So when Israel faced off against Finland on Saturday afternoon, the players held nothing back….

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World Lax: Canada will defend WILC title against the Iroquois

September 28, 2019

For 50 glorious seconds, it looked like we might be witnessing the lacrosse version of “Miracle on Ice.” Team England exploded out of the gates with two quick goals against the powerhouse Canadian squad. English Coach Walt Christianson joked that he should’ve stuffed all five of his players into the net for the rest of the game to block the Canadian attack. Unfortunately for England, once the hometown team got…

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World Lax: USA falls to Iroquois again; will play for bronze

September 28, 2019

Once again, Team USA came close to knocking off the Iroquois Nationals at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. After a 12-10 loss in group play, Thursday’s semifinal seemed to be even closer with the teams playing to a 2-2 tie at the half. But the Iroquois outscored the USA 7-5 in the second half to escape with the win and move into the gold medal game vs Canada. The…

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World Lax: Interview with Walt Christianson

September 27, 2019

Cliff McCaig sat down with Team England head coach Walt Christianson after their quarterfinal game against Team Israel. Give a listen for his thoughts on the game and how England’s tournament has gone overall – his thoughts on the semifinal might surprise you!  

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