Canadian Lacrosse Association

    CLA Membership Update: Canadian Senior Men's Field Team Selection Process

    Date:05/10/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) Board of Directors is updating membership and stakeholders on Canada’s participation at the 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship. Our intent is to share the approach we have taken with a view of continuing to manage the situation in a fair, transparent and forward-looking manner.    Based on recent communications with the NLTPA,...


    Seneca Nation Welcomes 2018 Founders' Cup Junior B Lacrosse Championship

    Date:05/01/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON - The Seneca War Chiefs are proud to announce that the 2018 Founders Cup, the Junior B box lacrosse national championship, will be held on Seneca Nation First Nations Territory for the first time since the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) inaugurated the Founder’s Trophy in 1972. This year the highly anticipated competition will be held August 13 to 19, 2018 on the Allegany Ter...


    Volunteer Opportunities for 2019 FIL U19 Women's Lacrosse World Championship

    Date:03/27/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    The host organizing committe for the 2019 FIL U19 Women's Lacrosse World Championship is searching for volunteers for next summer's event, which will take place in Peterborough, Ontario, from August 1-10, 2019. If you are interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities, complete the sign-up form below. For more information on the event itself, visit www.2019u...


    Nominations Being Accepted for Chair of Men's Field and Women's Field Sectors

    Date:03/27/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Lacrosse Association is currently accepting nominations for a pair of volunteer  leadership positions within the organization - Chair, Men’s Field Sector and Chair, Women’s Field Sector. Each position has a two-year term. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 30, 2018.   - Nomination Form for CLA Board Members and Sector Chairs ...


    2018 FIL World Championship Schedule Released

    Date:03/20/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON – Canada’s path to a second consecutive World Championship title was made a bit more clear last week with the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) releasing the schedule for this summer’s 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship in Netanya, Israel.    A record 48 teams, grouped into 15 divisions, will play a total of 175 games at this year&rs...


    ‘Honour Our Game' Campaign Launched by Indigeous Development Committee

    Date:03/13/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Lacrosse Association’s Indigenous Development Committee (IDC) is proud to launch the Honour Our Game campaign, which will see the helmets of athletes and officials from across the country adorned with an Honour Our Game sticker beginning with the 2018 season.   The promotional campaign, which was made possible thanks to the generous financial support of the C...


    Calgary Joins Whitby, Saskatoon and Halifax as 2018 Box Lacrosse Nationals Hosts

    Date:02/23/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON - The Alberta Lacrosse Association is slated to host the 2018 CLA Midget Box Lacrosse National Championship from August 12 to 18 in Calgary, Alberta, joining Whitby, Ont., Saskatoon, Sask. and Halifax, N.S. as host cities for the 2018 box lacrosse national championships.   "From August 12 to 18, we will welcome the finest midget box lacrosse players from around the country t...


    Nominate a Volunteer for the CLA's Lester B. Pearson Award

    Date:02/21/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is currently accepting nominations for the Lester B. Pearson Award, one of the highest honours in the Canadian lacrosse community. The deadline to submit a nomination is March 1, 2018.   The Lester B. Pearson Award, which has been handed out 21 times since its creation in 1973, is presented by the CLA to an individual in recognition...


    Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations for Class of 2018

    Date:02/19/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the organization tasked with preserving our national summer sport's history, is currently accepting nominations for its 2018 induction class. The deadline for this year's nominations is March 1, 2018.   Contrary to popular belief, the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame does not itself nominate people or teams to join the ranks of its hono...


    CLA Accepting Applications for General Manager of Indoor National Team Program

    Date:02/15/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Lacrosse Association is now accepting applications for the volunteer position of National Team General Manager, Indoor. The application deadline is March 2, 2018.    The term for this position runs until the conclusion of the current FIL World Championship quadrennial (2019 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship), with the opportunity for a rene...


    United States to host 2021 FIL Women’s World Cup at Towson University

    Date:02/14/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    NEW YORK - The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has announced that US Lacrosse will host the 2021 FIL Women’s World Cup from July 7-17, 2021. The event will be held at Towson University in Towson, Md.   “On behalf of the FIL board and our 60 member nations, I would like to congratulate US Lacrosse on their winning bid to host the 2021 FIL Women’s ...


    CLA Accepting Applications for General Manager of Women's Field National Team Program

    Date:02/14/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Lacrosse Association is now accepting applications for the volunteer position of National Team General Manager, Women’s Field. The application deadline is March 2, 2018.    The term for this position runs until the conclusion of the current FIL World Championship quadrennial (2021 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup), with the opportunity...


    CLA Welcomes James Buhlman as Program Coordinator

    Date:02/13/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is pleased to announce that James Buhlman has been hired as Program Coordinator.   A passionate coach and educator, James’ journey in amateur sport has taken him across Canada and around the world.   His most recent role was overseas with Raysports, a leading sports consultancy and education company based in China, wher...


    Canada Trims Player Pool Ahead of 2018 World Championship

    Date:02/08/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    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 check...


    Minto Cup Returns to Alberta in 2018

    Date:01/30/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association and Alberta Lacrosse Association are excited to announce that the 2018 Minto Cup, Canada’s Junior A box lacrosse national championship, will be hosted in Calgary, Alberta, from August 16 to 26.   “We are excited to bring the historic Minto Cup back to Alberta,” said Joey Harris, president of the Canadian Lacrosse Associa...


    Canadian Lacrosse Officials and Assessors Selected for 2018 World Championship

    Date:01/26/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON - A total of 21 Canadian lacrosse officials and assessors have been selected by the Canadian Lacrosse Association to participate at next summer’s 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship in Netanya, Israel.   “On behalf of all Canadian lacrosse officials, I would like to congratulate the individuals that were selected to participate in the 2018 World Champions...


    Super Channel Original Documentary Lacrosse: A Nation’s Game Premieres January 29

    Date:01/25/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    EDMONTON, AB - Super Channel is pleased to announce the premiere of a new, one-hour Super Channel original documentary which takes a look at the history of the national summer sport of Canada. Produced by Nüman Films, Lacrosse: A Nation’s Game, premieres on Monday, January 29 at 8:00PM ET (SC2), and will also be available on Super Channel On Demand the following day. Featuring intervi...


    Canadian Lacrosse Association Partners with NormaTec to Enhance Athlete Recovery

    Date:01/11/2018   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Lacrosse Association is proud to announce that NormaTec Recovery Systems has been named an official supplier of its men’s and women’s national teams.   NormaTec, a leader in rapid recovery, offers dynamic air compression devices designed to help elite athletes recover faster between training sessions and after high level competitions. Designed by medica...


    Brent McCauley Named Referee in Chief for 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

    Date:12/21/2017   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    NEW YORK—The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has selected veteran Canadian men’s lacrosse official Brent McCauley to be the referee in chief (RIC) for the 2019 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC). Canada will host the quadrennial event Sep. 19-28, 2019, at the Langley Events Centre in Langley, British Columbia.   “I would like to thank the FIL for the ...


    Job Posting: CLA Hiring Program Coordinator

    Date:12/20/2017   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    The Canadian Lacrosse Association is seeking a candidate to fill the full time position of Program Coordinator at the head office in Ottawa, Ontario.    The Program Coordinator will communicate and collaborate with all CLA partners to effectively administer and deliver both ongoing and new programs, events and projects that will foster increased national development in the sport of lac...


    Canadian Lacrosse Community Mourns the Passing of Dave Huntley

    Date:12/19/2017   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian lacrosse community lost a truly influential figure on Monday, as Dave Huntley, 60, a man that impacted an entire generation of players and coaches, passed away in Florida.    It is with heavy hearts that we extend our sincerest condolences in this difficult time to his wife, Nancy, and two children, Kevin and Michelle, as well as his extended family and ...


    Watch Gaylord Powless' Induction Into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame on Sportsnet

    Date:11/23/2017   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON – Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Celebrations, where legendary Canadian lacrosse player Gaylord Powless was honoured with one of the country's highest sporting honour, will be broadcast twice this week on Sportsnet.   Powless, along with the eight others that make up the Class of 2017, were officially inducted during a ceremony on November 9, 2017 ...


    Statement from the CLA Board of Directors on the Organization's Charitable Status

    Date:11/21/2017   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON - It has recently come back into the public’s attention that the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) had its Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (RCAAA) status revoked back in 2010. The CLA Board of Directors believes that it would be beneficial to its members, and to the Canadian lacrosse community as a whole, to re-address the situation in an effort to provide some ...


    CLA Board Accepts Resignation of Three National Team Program Volunteers

    Date:11/17/2017   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Lacrosse Association’s Board of Directors have accepted the resignation of three members of its National Team Program - Dean French, Chairman; Dave Huntley, Director, Men’s Field Lacrosse; and Johnny Mouradian, Director, Box Lacrosse - effective immediately.   These individuals tendered their resignation to the Board in writing on October 22, 2017, and...


    Re-Experience The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration With "Our Country and Our Game" Video

    Date:11/08/2017   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON – The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration, a once-in-a-lifetime event held in Montreal, Quebec in June 2017, can now be re-experienced through the video Our Country and Our Game: The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse, which was released today by the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.   “Our Country and Our Game: The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse is a 30-minute video that...


    Duane Bratt Wins National NCCP Coach Developer Award

    Date:11/03/2017   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    CALGARY, AB - Canada’s most deserving and influential coaches and sports administrators will be honoured this evening at the 2017 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala, a group that includes longtime lacrosse volunteer Duane Bratt, winner of this year’s Investors Group National NCCP Coach Developer Award.   Hosted by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), the Gala recogni...


    Heritage Cup: A Look Back on a Great Night of Box Lacrosse in Hamilton

    Date:10/27/2017   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    OTTAWA, ON – The 2017 Heritage Cup, an international box lacrosse event held at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre on October 21, brought the Canadian national team to fans in southern Ontario for the first time since 2003. Those in attendance were lucky enough to be a part of a successful showing on the floor, with the U17 team earning a 25-7 win over the Iroquois Nationals in the underca...


    Canada Claims Heritage Cup Box Lacrosse Game with 19-6 Win Over U.S.

    Date:10/22/2017   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    HAMILTON, ON - The Canadian national box lacrosse team earned an impressive 19-6 win over the U.S. at the 2017 Heritage Cup game in Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday night. The four-time defending world champions kept their unbeaten streak alive, improving to 24-0 on the international stage since 2003.   Mark Matthews led the charge with three goals and five assists, while Curtis Dickson added ...


    Canada Dominates Iroquois Nationals 25-7 in Groundbreaking U17 Game To Open Heritage Cup

    Date:10/22/2017   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    Photo by Kevin MacInnes   HAMILTON, ON – The undercard for the Heritage Cup on Saturday featured the future stars of Canada and the Haudenosaunee. In the U17 Showcase, Team Canada defeated the Iroquois Nationals, 25-7, at the FirstOntario Centre in downtown Hamilton, Ontario.   The victory was the first of two for Canada, as the senior men’s team took care of Team USA 19-...


    CBC Sports and @LacrosseCanada on Twitter to Live Stream Heritage Cup Box Lacrosse Game Between Canada and U.S.

    Date:10/18/2017   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Lacrosse Association is excited to announce that this Saturday’s Heritage Cup international indoor box lacrosse game will be live streamed online by CBC Sports and through our @LacrosseCanada Twitter account, using Periscope Producer. The October 21 matchup between the Canadian and American senior national teams, which&nb...