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Canadian Lacrosse Association – OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is pleased to announce the list of players who have been selected to represent Canada at the U17 box lacrosse showcase against the Iroquois Nationals that will take place at during the 2017 Heritage Cup on October 21 in Hamilton, Ontario.

A total of 20 midget aged athletes from across the country, who were all members of their respective provincial teams at the 2017 CLA National Championship, were selected by the national team coaching staff, who were on-site to evaluate them throughout tournament.

Five provinces are represented on Team Canada’s roster, which includes nine players from Ontario, eight from Alberta, and one each from British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

“We are confident this group of young men will represent Canada well,” said head coach Josh Sanderson, who captured gold at the 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Prague and also played in the inaugural Heritage Cup in 2002.

The U17 game will be played at the FirstOntario Centre prior to the Canadian senior team’s showdown versus the U.S., making for a full evening of exciting lacrosse action. It will mark only the third international U17 event, with Canada and the Haudenosaunee having previously played one another at the 2013 Heritage Cup in Montreal, as well in a pair of games during the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship on the Onondaga Nation.

“This is a great opportunity for the young players selected to compete with and against some of the best under-17 lacrosse talent in the world,” said Dean French, Chairman, Team Canada. “The U17 game is also an opportunity for the national team program to emphasize that playing high level box lacrosse is key to developing the complete lacrosse player.” 

Tickets for the Heritage Cup can be purchased online through Ticketmaster. All group sales requests (8+ tickets) must be made to Toni Hayward (905-546-2391 or groupsales@coreentertainment.ca).

Please see below the full list of players, in alphabetical order of last name, named to the final roster:

First Name

Last Name

Hometown

Position

Club Team

David

Anderson

Cambridge, ON

Offence

Guelph Regals

Drew

Andre

Pitt Meadows, BC

Offence

Ridge Meadows Burrards

Jacob

Bowen

Edmonton, AB

Offence

Edmonton Posse

Jack

Bruzell-Friesz

Calgary, AB

Goalie

Calgary Sabrecats

Mathis

Couillard

Blainville, QC

Offence

Kodiaks Rive-Nord

Trent

Dicicco

Guelph, ON

Defense

Guelph Regals

Kyle

Dziwenka

Edmonton, AB

Defense

West Edmonton Blues

Mattias

Flammenspeck

Heritage Pointe, AB

Transition

Okotoks Raiders

Jonathan

Gagliardi

Oakville, ON

Transition

Oakville Hawks

Curtis

Goddard

Oakville, ON

Offence

Oakville Hawks

Samuel

Haines

Glen Williams, ON

Goalie

Halton Hills Bulldogs

Reed

Kurtz

Puslinch, ON

Transition

Guelph Regals

Ethan

Landymore

Okotoks, AB

Transition

Okotoks Raiders

Malcolm

MacInnes

Calgary, AB

Transition

Calgary Sabrecats

Liam

Mcgrath

Halifax, NS

Offence

Mi’kmaq Warriors

Johnathan

Peshko

Etobicoke, ON

Offence

Mimico Mountaineers

Kyle

Playsted

Calgary, AB

Offence

Calgary Axemen

Roman

Smoot

Sherwood Park, AB

Offence

Sherwood Park Titans

Justin

Sykes

Oakville, ON

Offence

Oakville Hawks

Matthew

Wright

Oakville, ON

Defense

Oakville Hawks

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 80,000 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. We strive to accomplish this while adhering to our core values of health, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork. 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, 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 and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, please contact:
 

Alain Brouillette

Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Canadian Lacrosse Association
Phone: 613-260-2028 ext. 302
Email: alain@lacrosse.ca