Canadian Lacrosse Association

    Lacrosse Nova Scotia is Seeking an Executive Director (Halifax Region)

    Date:09/17/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    Position Title: Executive Director of Lacrosse Nova Scotia   Lacrosse Nova Scotia (LNS) is seeking a motivated and hard-working individual with experience in program development and management in sport to lead the small team at LNS into and through our next stage of growth.   The Executive Director is the senior staff member at LNS and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of ...


    Apply: Programs and Communications Intern at the Canadian Lacrosse Association

    Date:09/03/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is seeking a candidate to fill the Programs and Communications Intern position at its head office in Ottawa for the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 terms. Please note that this position is only open to students who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary program and required to complete an internship as part of their studies.     ABOUT THE...


    Team Canada Captains Announced

    Date:08/30/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Ottawa, ON—The captains for the Canadian Men’s Box Lacrosse Team have been selected. Chris Corbeil will be Team Canada’s captain, with Kyle Rubisch and Dhane Smith as assistant captains. Steve Priolo and Mark Matthews will also have a role in the leadership group.   "All of these players are leaders with their respective club teams and understand the responsib...


    Orangeville Northmen Win 2019 Minto Cup

    Date:08/29/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      The 2019 Minto Cup Junior A National Championship was held Aug. 15-26 at Langley Events Centre. The Orangeville Northmen and the Victoria Shamrocks faced off in the best-of-five finals. It was the Orangeville Northmen who went home with the Minto Cup, winning the first three games in the finals.   Orangeville Northmen player, Jonathan Donville, had a strong championship, leading in ...


    Team Ontario and Team BC Win at Minor Box Nationals

    Date:08/28/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      The Minor Box Nationals—peewee, bantam and midget for boys, and bantam and midget for females—took place Aug. 18-24 in Coquitlam, BC.   Team Ontario had a strong week, taking home gold in the boy’s peewee, bantam and midget divisions. Team BC’s female midget and bantam teams both came in first place.   The female bantam division saw the closest gold-...


    Calgary Shamrocks Win 2019 Founders’ Cup

    Date:08/23/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Winnipeg, MB—It was another exciting year at the Founders’ Cup, held in Winnipeg, MB from Aug. 12-18. The Calgary Shamrocks came away as this year’s national champions, beating the Six Nations Rebels 16-15.   “To be honest, our team has been planning this moment for 365 days. When we lost on a tie breaker in 2018, our coaching staff never felt more helpless. ...


    Team Ontario Wins Canadian Women’s U19 National Field Lacrosse Championship

    Date:08/22/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    (Photo courtesy of OLA) Peterborough, ON—It has been an exciting August for Women’s Field Lacrosse in Canada. The Canadian Women’s U19 National Field Lacrosse Championship returned this summer after a 22-year hiatus. The last time this national championship was held, was in 1997. Between this time, national invitationals have been held, and in 2019 British Columbia won the invit...


    Canada to Attend Team USA Fall Classic

    Date:08/21/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Ottawa, ON—Canada will be sending a men’s senior lacrosse team and a women’s senior lacrosse team to the 2019 Team USA Fall Classic. This annual event is being held from Oct. 18-20 in Maryland. The U.S. men’s and women’s national teams will be competing, along with the reigning NCAA champions—Maryland (women) and Virginia (men).   “We want t...


    Canada Wins Silver at the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship

    Date:08/10/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    (Photo by Clifford Skarstedt) Peterborough, ON—The championship game against Canada and the USA took place today at 3 p.m. at Trent University. The USA had a strong game, winning 13-3. Team Canada came away as silver medalists at the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship.   In the second quarter, Bianca Chevarie and Annabel Child scored Canada’s first two goals, st...


    Women’s U19 National Field Lacrosse Championship Scoring Issue

    Date:08/09/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      The Canadian Women’s U19 National Field Lacrosse Championship took place Aug. 5-6 in Peterborough, Ontario. Unfortunately, due to a configuration issue with the new Pointstreak website, the scores and statistics were not able to be displayed on the website for this event.   The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) was actively working on getting this issue resolved with Points...


    Lester B. Pearson Award 2019 Presented to Cheryl MacNeill

    Date:08/09/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) recognizes an international official, Team Canada alumni goalie and promoter of the sport all in one today by presenting the 2019 Lester B. Pearson Award to Cheryl MacNeill.   Fittingly, today’s presentation was made during the Team Canada reunion at the World Lacrosse U19 Women’s Lacrosse Championship, which MacNeill is co-chairin...


    Canada Comes From Behind to Win Semi-finals Against England 10-7

    Date:08/08/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Peterborough, ON—It was a nerve-racking game against England as Canada played in the semi-final game tonight at the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship. This means Canada will advance to the gold medal game against the USA on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.   Canada led the game with 2-0 against England in the first quarter, and England responded with two goals to tie th...


    Canada Wins Quarter-Finals Against Germany 21-1

    Date:08/07/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Peterborough, ON—Today Canada entered the quarter finals against Team Germany. It was the first time Canada played Germany in the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship. Canada came out with a win of 21-1.   “We were firing on all cylinders. On offense we got into a good rhythm that started from the draw. We gained possession, Jordyn was controlling the draw ...


    Canada Wins Against Korea 21-2

    Date:08/06/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Peterborough, ON—At 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday Aug. 6, it started to rain as Team Canada played Team Korea. The rain did not stop Canada from having a strong performance, with a final score of 21-2 for Canada.   “We did a nice job offensively—controlling the tempo and running through our systematics at a high speed,” said Allison Daley, associate head coach of Team...


    Player Profile: Skylar McArthur—Hometown Hero

    Date:08/05/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Skylar McArthur is the only athlete competing in the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship who calls Peterborough home. Peterborough last hosted the Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship back in 2007.   Skylar spent five years of her childhood in Germany, where her father was playing professional hockey. One of his teammates, Brad Self, introduced Skylar to lacr...


    Canada and USA Face Off

    Date:08/04/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Peterborough, ON—Tonight was the big night for Team Canada. They played their third game of the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship against the USA. The USA won 13-5.   This was an important game because it determined whether Canada would be seed one or seed two in Pool A. Canada had defeated England 18-8 on Aug. 2 and beat Australia 7-5 on Aug. 3. Both Canada a...


    Player Profile: Annabel Child – Building Community in the Game

    Date:08/04/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Annabel Child’s tryout experience was different than most of the other girls who were aiming to be on the current U19 Canadian Women’s Field National Team. Prior to the tryouts, she had a serious injury that resulted in her being unable to attend the first two evaluation camps. Instead, she was invited to be evaluated alongside the other 25 girls who were invited back for ...


    Canada and Australia Play Strong Defensive Game

    Date:08/03/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Peterborough, ON—Team Canada played their second game tonight at the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship. It was an exciting game with tough defence on both sides. Canada finished the game with a 7-5 win over Australia.    Shonly Wallace had a strong game, scoring three impressive goals for Canada. Raegan Wilson, Charlotte Smith and Kylea Dobson also scored...


    Player Profile: Brooklyn Walker-Welch—Box Lacrosse to Field Lacrosse

    Date:08/03/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      In 2017, Brooklyn Walker-Welch had a background in boys field and box lacrosse, but she had never touched a girls field lacrosse stick before. Now at 16 years old, she is a member of the 2019 Canadian Women’s U19 Field Lacrosse Team.   When Brooklyn Walker-Welch was four, her grandfather wanted to sign her up for lacrosse. Brooklyn’s mother told him that he would need to...


    Canada Opens 2019 World Championship with 18-8 Win Over England

    Date:08/02/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Peterborough, ON—The 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championships kicked off for Team Canada today as the team played their first game against England. Canada won 18-8, starting off strong as they defend their 2015 gold medal.   Eve Hritzuk lead the way with five goals, scoring the first goal of the game. Kylea Dobson scored four goals including one in the last minute o...


    Player Profile: Jordan Dean—Youngest Team Canada Player

    Date:08/02/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Jordan Dean, 16, is the youngest player on the 2019 Team Canada roster. She is a defence player who grew up involved in hockey and lacrosse.    With a father who played lacrosse and who played hockey in the OHL, it was natural for Jordan to take up those sports as well. Jordan started playing box lacrosse before transitioning to field lacrosse with the Oshawa Lady Blue Knights....


    Canada Prepares for First Game of World Cup

    Date:08/02/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      The athletes on the Canadian Women’s Field Lacrosse U19 Team started their World Cup journey at a training camp in Oakville on July 27. The team arrived in Peterborough for the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship on July 29.   There are 18 athletes on the final roster who will be defending Canada’s gold medal.   An exhibition game against Japan was ...


    Player Profile: Eve Hritzuk—From the Slopes to the Field

    Date:08/01/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Eve Hritzuk, 18, learned to ski at three years old and went on to compete in slopestyle snowboarding. When she’s not on the ski hill, you can find her playing lacrosse.   Ten years ago, Eve got tired of watching her brother play box lacrosse—so she decided to try it herself. She played girls box lacrosse with the Sherwood Park Titans up until her second year of midget, p...


    Player Profile: Jordyn Sabourin – The Importance of Teamwork

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Jordyn Sabourin’s father played in the NHL, but Jordyn found her passion in lacrosse. She started playing when she was in second grade. Now at 18 years old, Jordyn plays for Georgetown University where she is entering her second year studying government.   “My dad is Canadian and he has played a huge role in athletics in my life,” Jordyn expressed. “He played...


    Player Profile: Cassidy Eckert—From a Long Line of Goalies

    Date:07/30/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Cassidy Eckert is following in her father’s footsteps as a Team Canada lacrosse goalie.   “I don’t think there was anything else but the camp tryouts on my mind ever since the first application forms came out. I had cried a numerous amount of times prior to the tryout just because I wanted to make the team so bad. I never thought that Team Canada would even be a po...


    Player Profile: Olivia Toll—Family of Lacrosse Royalty

    Date:07/29/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Olivia Toll has taken her place on Team Canada, following in the steps of her mother and father who are both Team Canada alumni. Her mother and father met while her dad was on the Canadian Men’s Field Lacrosse Team and her mom was on the Canadian Women’s Field Lacrosse Team. This likely makes Olivia the first Team Canada athlete to have a mother and father who were both on Team...


    Team Canada Captains Chosen

    Date:07/28/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    (Bianca Chevarie, Charlotte Smith, Mackenzie Beam)   On Saturday July 27, the Canadian U19 Women’s Field Lacrosse Team gathered in Oakville to prepare for the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship. At this practice, the three team captains were announced: Bianca Chevarie, Mackenzie Beam, and Charlotte Smith.   “There were two main factors when choosing the te...


    Player Profile: Shonly Wallace—A Puppy Love Start to Lacrosse

    Date:07/27/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Picture Shonly Wallace at eight years old, using her dad’s lacrosse stick to play fetch with the new family puppy. Within a week, Shonly and her younger brothers, Davey and Sam, were signed up to play lacrosse. In their first box lacrosse game, the three siblings got to play on the same U8 team. Ten years later and Shonly is an 18-year-old player on the Canadian Women’s U19 Fi...


    Player Profile: Nicole Perroni—An 18th Birthday to Remember

    Date:07/26/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Nicole Perroni was one of the preschoolers who played a mini lacrosse game during the 2007 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship. Since that moment it was her dream to play on Team Canada. In less than a week, her dream will come true as she steps onto the field as a Team Canada athlete this time. It will be an extra special week as Nicole celebrates her 18th birthday at the 2019 ...


    Job Posting: Finance and Administration Coordinator

    Date:07/25/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      The Canadian Lacrosse Association is seeking a candidate to fill the full-time position of Finance and Administration Coordinator at the head office in Ottawa, ON. The anticipated start date for the chosen candidate is September 23, 2019.   ABOUT THE CANADIAN LACROSSE ASSOCIATION Founded in 1867, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspe...