Category: Trophies

Mann Cup History

It was donated in 1910 by Sir Donald Mann; prior to then, the Minto Cup was the senior amateur championship trophy. The Mann Cup was originally a challenge trophy, but in 1925 the champion New Westminster Salmonbellies turned the trophy over to the Canadian Lacrosse Association who instituted a national playoff system.

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The Minto Cup: Before the Juniors

The Governor-General of Canada, Sir Gilbert John Murray Kynynmond Elliot, 4th Earl of Minto, the Minto Cup was awarded to the senior amateur lacrosse champions of Canada. Lord and Lady Minto enjoyed such outdoor recreation and activities as ice skating and bicycling during their stay in Canada – and, apparently, in the summer months, Lord Minto also liked to play lacrosse.

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Lally Trophy

.Why not, then, establish an annual series between Canada and the U.S. under the auspices of the Canadian Lacrosse Association and the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association? CLA president Joe Lally (1363 – 1956), a true-blue lacrosse nut from Cornwall and brother of Lally stick factory founder Frank Lally, donated a trophy of an.original bronze base-relief of lacrosse players in action, mounted upon an ebony background.

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