In July of 1978, Canada pulled off a miraculous upset by defeating the United States to win the World Field Lacrosse Championship in Stockport, England. Following are a few of my recollections of that experience.Read More
This book begins with Irish legend and quickly moves to interesting Canadian-Irish connections in the History of Lacrosse including an array of fascinating historical photos from the early days of lacrosse in both Ireland and Canada.Read More
Women’s field lacrosse in Canada had very humble beginnings. There were two small programs operating out of British Columbia and Ontario. The women who played in these programs were mainly versed in box lacrosse. One day, a huge opportunity presented itself. Brine had stepped up to sponsor the first Women’s World Lacrosse Championship.Read More
The newspaper headlines lamented “Canada’s Field Lacrosse Team” Suffers Humiliation from U.S.” and “Americans Massacre Canadians”.
There was little doubt that the 28-4 drubbing was potentially a grave looking to be filled. But, just one week later, the media exulted in one of the greatest comebacks ever in international lacrosse competition – Canada had captured the 1978 World Championship with a 17-16 double overtime victory over a stunned U.S. team.
The team was predicted to finish last in a six team field. The Canadians were considered unorthodox in their style of play by their international opponents. Their box lacrosse style of play was frowned upon.
Join us in this next part, as these proud Canadians enter the tournament as massive underdogs. The historic result is a surprising one.Read More
This summer, World Lacrosse, in conjunction with USA Lacrosse, will be hosting the largest senior Women’s Field Lacrosse World Championship ever held. Teams from 30 countries will be competing for top spot in the world, with Team Canada looking to “change the colour” of their medal, having won silver in 2017.
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With all of these obstacles, it really was a miracle that Canada was able to field a team for the world lacrosse tournament in 1982. We have always had the athletes ready to play, but rarely any support to develop those athletes.
To all my 1982 teammates and coaching staff: Enjoy this journey back in time! Thank you for sharing your memories and memorabilia with me! Most importantly, thank you for what you have done for the growth of girls and women’s lacrosse in Canada!Read More