Category: Trophies

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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