KAHNAWAKE, QUEBEC - The Canadian Lacrosse Association and the Kahnawake Mohawks are pleased to announce that the 2019 President’s Cup, Canada’s Senior B box lacrosse national championship, will be held in Kahnawake from August 26 to September 1.
The tournament will be held at the Kahnawake Sports Complex for the third time in its history. The Mohawks, who play out of the Quebec Senior Lacrosse League (QSLL), have previously hosted the national championship in 2000 and 2013.
“The Kahnawake Mohawks are excited to have the opportunity to once again host the President’s Cup here in our community,” said Greg Horn, General Manager, Kahnawake Mohawks. “We hosted a very successful tournament in 2013 and our goal is to provide local lacrosse fans with some unprecedented lacrosse action.”
The President’s Cup brings the champions of each Senior B provincial lacrosse league together under one roof to determine a national champion. The host Mohawks have captured the silver medal in 2016, 2013, 2004, 1979 and 1968.
"The Canadian Lacrosse Association is excited to return to Kahnawake and the hospitality of the Kahnawake Mohawk organization,” said AJ Jomha, Director of National Championships, Canadian Lacrosse Association. “In the past they have put on a first-class tournament and we have full confidence that they will step up again to make the President’s Cup a memorable event for all of those who attend."
Last year’s tournament was hosted in Nanaimo, British Columbia and saw the St. Albert Miners win their third consecutive national title with an overtime win over the host Nanaimo Timbermen.
About the Canadian Lacrosse Association
Founded in 1867, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. The CLA's mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. The CLA oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). The CLA is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - New Balance Athletics, Warrior Sports, NormaTec Recovery Systems, Canadian Red Cross, Westjet, and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation. For more information on Canadian Lacrosse Association and the sport of lacrosse, visit our website at www.lacrosse.ca
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