Click this link to view and download: CANADIAN LACROSSE ALMANAC 2023
First compiled and self-published in 2002 as a 102-page softcover book with a print-run of 200 copies, the Canadian Lacrosse Almanac was inspired by Jim Hendy [1905-1961] and his pioneering work The Hockey Guide which first hit the shelves in 1933 and remained in yearly production until 1951.
The almanac’s initial focus was primarily on the statistical history of British Columbia lacrosse leagues – namely, annual league standings along with post-season play. It was the first publication to research and examine the pre-1932 era in British Columbia, which until that time had never been documented at any statistical level.
Over time, further research uncovered new data and new material was made available to the author. Cost and production issues made the author switch from a print format to releasing it in a digital PDF format – made available for free – when he completed a second edition in 2005. Annual digital copies have been released every year since 2007.
With the current 2023 edition now at 952 pages (containing 81 additional pages of new content compared to the 2022 edition), the almanac has expanded over the years to cover not only the Canadian lacrosse scene, but also American NCAA collegiate, major and minor professional leagues, international competitions, the women’s game, and foreign domestic leagues where such information is available.
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