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Post-war Revival and the End of an Era 1918-1924

Post war revival – The Mainland Lacrosse Association was formed in 1918 with New Westminster and Vancouver as a pro league replacement to the inactive British Columbia Lacrosse Association.

However a year later at the BCLA Annual Meetings held on May 8 and 15, 1919, the Minto Cup Trustees and British Columbia Lacrosse Association refused to recognise the results of the Mainland Lacrosse Association series as being official.

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Lacrosse Balls or Horse Buns

The evolution of lacrosse has provided an interesting chapter in Canadian sports history. Baggataway transformed into field lacrosse which, in turn, morphed into the indoor, seven-man box game. Later, the rover position was eliminated and today’s six-man version of box lacrosse was established. But, wait — what about lacrosse on horseback?

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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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