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Canadian Lacrosse Association – Ottawa, ON—The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) and the men’s indoor national team coaching staff are excited to reveal the final roster for the Canadian Men’s Indoor Lacrosse Team. This team will be defending their 2015 gold medal at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC) in Langley, BC, from Sept. 19-28.

“Selecting the 23 man roster for Canada is always a challenge because of the depth of talent within our nation. We are very excited about the roster choices and feel that this group will represent our country well. The talent and character that will be on display during the WILC will make our country proud,” said Glenn Clark, head coach of the Canadian Men’s Indoor Lacrosse Team.

Canada is the undefeated champion of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. They first won gold in 2003, at the inaugural WILC. This year’s team, filled with National Lacrosse League players and Team Canada alumni, is ready to defend Canada’s championship title in Langley.

The coaching and support staff that will lead the 2019 Team Canada includes: Glenn Clark (head coach), Sean Ferris (team coordinator)Pat Coyle (assistant coach), Curt Malawsky (assistant coach), Mike Hasen (assistant coach), Mike McKay (scout) and Ted Cordingley (equipment manager).

“As always, selecting the team that will represent Canada at the world indoor lacrosse championships is a very difficult task. This year was no exception,” said Eddie Comeau, General Manager of the Canadian Men’s Box Lacrosse National Team.

“The coaching staff spent many hours reviewing the pool of candidates we believe we have found a very good mix of players that will help us compete against the top countries in the world this September in Langley. We look forward to seeing these players represent Canada at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.”

Come cheer on Team Canada this September as they compete for another gold medal on home soil! Please see below for the full list of players named to the final roster:

Name

Position

NLL Team

Summer Team

Nombre

Dillon Ward

Goalie

Colorado Mammoth

Six Nations Chiefs – MSL

45

Christian Del Bianco

Goalie

Calgary Roughnecks

Coquitlam Adanacs – WLA

35

Mike Poulin

Goalie

Georgia Swarm

Peterborough Lakers – MSL

30

Dane Dobbie

Offence

Calgary Roughnecks

Langley Thunder – WLA

44

Eli McLaughlin

Offence

Colorado Mammoth

Burnaby Lakers – WLA

51

Shayne Jackson

Offence

Georgia Swarm

 

32

Mark Matthews

Offence

Saskatchewan Rush

 

42

Dhane Smith

Offence

 Buffalo Bandits

Six Nations Chiefs – MSL

92

Robert Church

Offence

Saskatchewan Rush

Burnaby Lakers – WLA

91

Ben McIntosh

Offence

Saskatchewan Rush

Maple Ridge Burrards – WLA

90

Curtis Dickson

Offence

Calgary Roughnecks

Maple Ridge Burrards – WLA

17

Steve Priolo

Defence

Buffalo Bandits

Victoria Shamrocks – WLA

23

Kyle Rubisch

Defence

Saskatchewan Rush

Brooklin LC – MSL

8

Jake Withers

Defence

Halifax Thunderbirds

Peterborough Lakers – MSL

10

Challen Rogers

Defence

Toronto Rock

Oakville Rock – MSL

68

Dan Coates

Defence

Colorado Mammoth

Six Nations Chiefs – MSL

37

Matt Beers

Defence

Vancouver Warriors

 

2

Chris Corbeil

Defence

Saskatchewan Rush 

 

 

16

Graeme Hossack

Defence

Halifax Thunderbirds

Victoria Shamrocks – WLA

4

Robert Hope

Defence

Colorado Mammoth

Peterborough Lakers – MSL

18

Jason Noble

Defence

Georgia Swarm

Oakville Rock – MSL

22

Zach Currier

Defence

Calgary Roughnecks

Peterborough Lakers – MSL

77

Bryan Cole

Defence

Georgia Swarm

 

55

                

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, RockTape, OPRO 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 FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

For more information, please contact:
 

Victoria Klassen

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