Canadian Lacrosse Association

    Canadian Lacrosse Association Receives Charitable Status

    Date:01/07/2020   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Ottawa, ON— The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is excited to announce that the CRA has granted the CLA charitable status. In December 2019, the CLA was informed that it had met the requirements for tax-exempt status as a registered Canadian amateur athletic association (RCAAA) under the Income Tax Act.    This means that those who make donations to the CLA can receiv...


    Team Canada Men’s U19 Field Lacrosse Top 32 Players

    Date:01/03/2020   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Ottawa, ON — The top 32 players moving on to the second evaluation camp for the 2020 Canadian Men’s U19 Field Lacrosse Team have been announced.    “After a highly competitive evaluation camp at the end of October, we have chosen this group of 32 players to move forward in our process,” said Matt Brown, head coach of the 2020 Canadian Men’s U1...


    Interim Officiating Committee Chairperson: Bruce Paton

    Date:12/11/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Today it was announced that Bruce Paton has been appointed as interim Officiating Committee Chairperson by the CLA Board of Directors.   Andrew Corbould will be stepping down as of January 31, 2020 and Bruce will assume the position until elections can be held at the CLA’s semi-annual meeting in May of 2020.   Bruce brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Off...


    Age Division Name Changes for Lacrosse

    Date:12/03/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Ottawa, ON— This year, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) has changed the age division names for box lacrosse and men’s field lacrosse.     At the CLA’s semi-annual meeting in May, the CLA passed approval for age division name changes to the men’s field lacrosse sector. The men’s f...


    Canadian Lacrosse Association Implements Harassment Training as part of the Safe Sport Initiatives

    Date:11/22/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association has joined the safe sport movement and implemented Harassment Training with Respect Group. Respect Group is a forward-thinking organization founded by former NHLer turned victims’ rights crusader Sheldon Kennedy to deliver training to equip employees with the education and skills needed to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and di...


    CLA Welcomes New Board Members at 2019 AGM

    Date:11/22/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Ottawa, ON— At the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s annual meeting in November, five individuals were elected to the CLA’s board of directors.   Shawn Williams, who served on the board of directors for many years in various roles, was elected as president of the Canadian Lacrosse Association. Williams has a long history in the lacrosse community and involvement in t...


    CLA Wins 2019 Sheila Robertson Award

    Date:11/08/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    The Sheila Robertson Award    The mission of the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is to promote, develop, and preserve the sport of lacrosse and its heritage as Canada’s national sport.   In support of this mission, the Association has done significant work to strengthen lacrosse coaching education across Canada.   In the fall of 2018, its National Coaching Cert...


    Men’s U19 Field Lacrosse Evaluation Camp Begins

    Date:10/25/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      This weekend, 73 of Canada’s top U19 men’s field lacrosse players will be attending the first evaluation camp in Oshawa, ON. These athletes are looking to play for Team Canada at the 2020 World Lacrosse Men’s Field U19 World Championship in Limerick, Ireland.   The evaluation camp begins with an evening practice on Friday Oct. 25 at the Oshawa Civic Recreation Comp...


    Canada at the 2019 Fall Classic Recap

    Date:10/21/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      From Oct. 18-20, the Canadian Women’s Field Lacrosse Team and the Canadian Men’s Field Lacrosse Team competed in the Fall Classic. This was a momentous weekend for Team Canada because it was the first time the men and women’s teams were together at the same competition. It was also the first time international teams, Canada and the U.S., played a game using the Olympic tr...


    2022 World Lacrosse Men’s World Championship To Move From Coquitlam

    Date:10/18/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      The Organizing Committee for the 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s World Championship has announced it is withdrawing its bid to host the event in Coquitlam in July of 2022. An official letter providing the notice of withdrawal as host of the event has been sent to World Lacrosse, the international federation for men’s and women's lacrosse, and the Canadian Lacrosse Association, wh...


    Team Canada Fall Classic Rosters Announced

    Date:10/16/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Ottawa, ON—The rosters for the Canadian Men’s Senior Field Lacrosse Team and the Canadian Women’s Senior Field Lacrosse Team that will be attending the Fall Classic have been announced. These two highly skilled teams will be playing multiple games over the upcoming weekend against Team USA and the NCAA Division I champion teams in Baltimore, Maryland.   Lax Sports ...


    CLA Welcomes Ashley Welock as Finance and Administration Coordinator

    Date:10/07/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is pleased to announce Ashley Welock will be joining the team as the finance and administration coordinator. As the finance and administration coordinator, Ashley will assist the executive director in ensuring that all aspects of office administration are working effectively, provide day-to-day bookkeeping services, conduct t...


    Players Invited to the Team Canada U19 Men’s Field Lacrosse Evaluation Camp

    Date:10/01/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Amended Release   Ottawa, ON—The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) and the Team Canada coaching staff is excited to announce the 73 athletes invited to attend the first U19 Men’s Field Lacrosse evaluation camp. The camp will take place in Oshawa from Oct. 25-27.   The final Canadian U19 Men’s Field Lacrosse team will compete at the World Lacrosse Men&rsqu...


    Canada remains victorious at Men’s World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

    Date:09/29/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Langley BC – Canada captured its fifth consecutive championship title after a 19-12 win against Team Iroquois. It was a night of celebration for Team Canada, but not without tough competition from its opponent.   Within the first 19 seconds of play, Team Iroquois scored the first goal of the night. Canada quickly retaliated with a goal of its own minutes later.   The ga...


    Canada Wins Semi-Finals to Play Iroquois in the Finals

    Date:09/27/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Langley, BC— Canada won their semi-final game against England 21-4, meaning that Canada is moving on to the finals on Saturday against Team Iroquois.   The game against England started off with two quick goals by England. Canada made a comeback with the next seven goals in the first quarter. At halftime, Canada was leading 12-3.   Mark Matthews and Ben McIntosh had a ...


    Canada Wins 19-12 Against Iroquois at World Indoors

    Date:09/24/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Langley, BC— This was the matchup that everyone was waiting for: Team Canada vs Team Iroquois. It was an exciting game, with Canada down one at the half. Canada made a strong comeback in the second half and won 19-12. This was the last game in the round robin and Canada will be moving on to the semi-finals as first place in the blue pool.   Dhane Smith, who was celebrating hi...


    Canada Wins Game Three at World Indoors Against Israel

    Date:09/23/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

    Langley, BC— On Saturday evening, Team Canada played Team Israel and came away with a 17-5 win. This was Canada’s third game at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Langley, BC. Canada beat the USA in game one 16-6 and England in game two 18-5.   The first quarter was low scoring, with Canada leading 3-1. In the second quarter, it starting picking up with Canada scoring si...


    Canada Beats England in Game Two at World Indoors

    Date:09/21/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Langley, BC— Team Canada played their second game at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship this evening in Langley, BC and came away with a decisive 18-5 win against England.   Eli McLaughlin scored the first goal of the game for Canada. England quickly responded and tied the game. McLaughlin, Zach Currier and Dane Dobbie scored again for Canada, ending the first quarter wit...


    Canada Wins First Game at World Indoors Against USA

    Date:09/20/2019   Source:Canadian Lacrosse Association  

      Langley, BC— Team Canada played their first game at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship this evening in Langley, BC. Canada came away with a 16—6 win against Team USA in their 7:30 p.m. PDT game.   Canada’s Ben McIntosh, #90, scored the first goal of the game, assisted by #17 Curtis Dickson and #44 Dane Dobbie. While the USA quickly tied it up, #91 Robert Churc...


    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...