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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 Championships in Israel,” said Andrew Corbould, Chair of Officiating, Canadian Lacrosse Association. “We know that they will represent Canada proudly and display professionalism at all times, both on and off the field of play.” 

Canada will send 17 on-field officials to Israel, four that will officiate in the top tiered Blue Division, where Canada will play, and 13 that will officiate one tier lower in the Red Division. Four assessors, the individuals responsible for evaluating the performance of the officials during the tournament, will also make the trip.

“The level of officiating in Canada is very high, and for that reason we were asked by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) to send a large contingent of officials and assessors to work the event,” added Corbould.

The officials were selected based on their performance at one of three tryout camps held across the country in 2017. Candidates complete a written test to judge their knowledge of the rules, a fitness test to determine if they met the international standard, and also had their on-field performance and in-game decision making abilities evaluated while officiating men’s field games.

“I extend my thanks to all those that applied and tried out at our evaluation camps but were not successful this time. I hope that you will continue to hone your craft at the club, provincial and national levels,” added Corbould. “We are pleased to see the development of so many officials, and that development would not happen without the support of Member Associations and local clubs.”

Please see below the full list of officials and assessors, in alphabetical order of last name:

First Name

Last Name

Hometown

Role

Nathan

Adams

Kindersley, SK

Official, Red Division

Lee

Brien

Burnaby, BC

Official, Red Division

Brent

Coloumbe

St. Catharines, ON

Assessor

Robert

Cook

Victoria, BC

Official, Red Division

Adam

Crowe

Edmonton, AB

Official, Blue Division

Mike

Drake

Newcastle, ON

Official, Blue Division

Ryan

Dutkus

Welland, ON

Official, Red Division

Marty

Gaffney

Okotoks, AB

Official, Red Division

Brad

Gerrow

Lindsay, ON

Official, Red Division

Matt

Grzebinski

Vancouver, BC

Official, Red Division

Frank

Lawrence

St. Catharines, ON

Assessor

Neil

MacDonald

Brantford, ON

Official, Red Division

Cam

McCulloch

Coquitlam, BC

Official, Red Division

Scott

McMullen

Dartmouth, NS

Official, Red Division

Kody

Moleschi

Delta, BC

Official, Red Division

Ryan

Nose

Delta, BC

Official, Blue Division

Steve

O’Shaughnessy

Frederickton, NB

Official, Red Division

Al

Sleightholme

Surrey, BC

Assessor

Brent

White

Winnipeg, MB

Official, Red Division

Ian

Wilson

Saskatoon, SK

Official, Blue Division

Lawrence

Zdrill

Edmonton, AB

Assessor

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. 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, NormaTec Recovery Systems, 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.

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For more information, please contact:
 

Alain Brouillette

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