WLA Finals Was Great Lacrosse, But Rules Need Consistency and Enforcing
[Photo: Victoria Shamrocks Social Media] Since Stephen Stamp is giving tight coverage of the Eastern playoffs, I made a point to catch all of the WLA finals to report my findings from out West as the Mann Cup approaches. The momentum the Victoria Shamrocks were able to build in each and every outing of their best-of-seven WLA finals with Maple Ridge enabled them to hang on for three overtime victories to clinch the series in a surprising 5 games. Victoria out lasted Maple Ridge for a tight 7-6 0T victory at home in Game 1, which became a theme throughout...
Gap Between Contenders and Pretenders is Damaging Lacrosse in Canada
[ 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...
Expansion Analysis Uncovers Plenty of Fertile Ground In West
Picking up where we last left off in our expansion overview, we head West into less charted NLL waters.
Vote for Ontario Jr A Commissioner is an Important Challenge and Opportunity for Lacrosse
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.
For NLL Expansion, There Are Plenty of Eager Eastern Markets
The latest round of expansion to San Diego and Philadelphia nudges the National Lacrosse League forward in its evolution and brings up the discussion of expansion once more.