HERITAGE CUP: A LOOK BACK ON A GREAT NIGHT OF BOX LACROSSE IN HAMILTON
The Canadian Lacrosse Association – OTTAWA, ON – The 2017 Heritage Cup, an international box lacrosse event held at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre on October 21, brought the Canadian national team to fans in southern Ontario for the first time since 2003. Those in attendance were lucky enough to be a part of a successful showing on the floor, with the U17 team earning a 25-7 win over the Iroquois Nationals in the undercard and the senior team winning 19-5 over the U.S. in the main event.
We invite you to watch, and read, what people from across the lacrosse world had to say about the biggest indoor game on this year’s calendar.
· CBC Sports has archived the broadcast of the game, allowing those that were unable to watch the action live can do so at their convenience and giving hardcore lacrosse fans the chance to re-watch the game over and over again.
· If you don’t have time to watch the game in full, check out this highlight pack put together by US Lacrosse.
· A recap of both games, the U17 team’s 25-7 defeat of the Iroquois and the senior team’s 19-6 win over the U.S., were posted on the Canadian Lacrosse Association website.
· US Lacrosse Magazine followed up their recap of Canada’s dominant 19-6 win with a story of how the U.S. national team remains optimistic despite losing at the Heritage Cup. The game was part of the blueprint, laid out by head coach Regy Thorpe and his staff, that will hopefully lead to better things in Langley, British Columbia at the 2019 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.
· Tyson Geick of NLL Productions caught up with some of that league’s biggest stars to get an idea of what it means to wear the maple leaf for Canadians and what representing the red, white and blue means to their American counterparts.
· Connor Wilson of Lacrosse All-Stars penned one of the most in-depth recaps of the game, going into detail on what the main takeaways were for both national teams, as well as some overall takes on the game itself.
· In Anna Taylor’s article for In Lacrosse We Trust, Canadian veteran Dan Dawson explains how playing “the Canadian way” helped them dominate. He also confidently states that many more American’s have the skill to follow in the footsteps of Tom Schreiber when it comes to playing indoors.
· The Waterloo Region Record tells the story of local lacrosse player David Anderson, who is following in footsteps of his famous grandfather, the legendary Gaylord Powless. Anderson was on Canada’s U17 roster for the Heritage Cup, and was also part of the pre-game ceremony were his grandfather, a member of the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2017 induction class, was honoured.
· Graeme Perrow of NLL Chatter gives a bit of history on the Heritage Cup event before diving into some analysis on this year’s game.
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.
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