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Team Canada 1978 World Lacrosse Championship

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.

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1928 Olympic Gold – New Westminster Salmonbellies

They were short of cash, but long on determination.
To claim the pot of gold, the New Westminster Salmonbellies chased the rainbow across a continent and an ocean, literally working their way to the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. It did not matter that field lacrosse was classed as only a demonstration sport — the Bellies were the Canadian representative team, this was the Olympics, and gold medals and a world title were the coveted prizes.

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