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[ Photo: Coquitlam Adanacs Facebook] The Coquitlam Adanacs winning the B.C. Junior A championship again is an example of their dedication to excellence, but is this dominance in B.C. and other provinces good for the overall health of lacrosse?  Another summer of Canadian lacrosse has come down to the nitty-gritty as we get closer to crowning our champions. Again we saw the flurry of activity just before the playoffs by teams with hierarchy shuffling their decks by raiding the rosters of their lesser competitors. At its highest levels, this is what Canadian lacrosse has become and the smoking gun is...

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The lacrosse world seems like it’s going through tumultuous times with the upheaval of separate entities all within the cluster of about a year. In print and in discussion I’ve seen countless sources lament what a bad year it has been for Canadian lacrosse and the black eyes we are wearing. 

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This past weekend I caught a commercial for a new Christmas holiday movie Concussion. The whole world is being made aware of the issues with head injuries from sports to re-evaluate their own risk. The impending storm the NHL is facing looks grim. Without question, it will land it right where the NFL is, in the midst of a major lawsuit. The NLL need not worry about this right now. I do suspect in a few years there will be ex-players recounting their time in lacrosse while dealing with some symptoms of post traumatic head injury. It’s inevitable.  All of...

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Junior, Minor, Opinion, Senior -

The whole Canadian Lacrosse world has been working through the evolution of the regulations of our sport the past couple of years. New rules for goaltending equipment and net sizes hit us up a few years back. These days, face masks or head gear have become the centerpiece of an ongoing dilemma of what the rank and file has been asked to endure. I need to make something clear. I design and manufacturer lacrosse equipment and have been doing so for 25 years. I designed the face mask that revolutionized box lacrosse face masks back in 1999-2000 that is still...

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The Coquitlam Adanacs are the 2016 Minto Cup champions. A standout performance from goaltender Christian Del Bianco, who was named tournament MVP, helped guide them to a 6-5 overtime victory over the Orangeville Northmen in the deciding game of the best-of-five series.  Del Bianco, who played in the professional ranks with the NLL's Calgary Roughnecks this year, was far and above the best player on the floor. He turned away 60 shots and finished the tournament with a 5.49 GAA and .891 SV%.  While he made some unbelievable saves, his most talked about play will surely be the floor length shot that barely...

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