2019 Junior Men's (Box Lacrosse) Minto Cup at LEC in 2019

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    On August 15-26, 2019 - the historic Minto Cup championship tournament will be hosted by the BC Junior A Lacrosse Association, held at the Langley Events Centre (LEC).

    Top Junior A teams from BC, Alberta and Ontario will compete in round robin play. \1st place team will play the winner of the 2nd & 3rd place teams in the final. As host, BC will have 2 teams in the tournament (champion and runner-up team), against the Alberta & Ontario champions.

    MINTO CUP TO BE PLAYED AT LANGLEY EVENTS CENTRE IN 2019
     
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    Where does Lacrosse sit these days in terms of youth sports interest/participation?
     
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    Youth lacrosse struggles, a poor cousin to hockey as one of Canada's official sports. Registration numbers fluctuate depending on the year and kind of trend with youth sports generally I believe.

    Field LAX is pretty popular in the US with good growth in high schools & as being added to many university/college sports programs.

    Growth will take more pro-level exposure like.the new PLL (men) this year with it's inaugural season in summer. The PLL partnered with the WPLL (women, a small group started year before, mostly in northeast US) & NBC Sports will be providing coverage if the PLL . Meanwhile, the NLL (ala Vancouver Warriors) has been expanding in US and will give boxla increased North American visibility.

    Both field & box LAX continue to grow internationally (see FIL) and lobbying to get back in the Olympics, which will help but that's still a work in progress.
     
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    Interesting thread. My son plays field lacrosse for a Vancouver high school. Nobody watches, except a few parents / girlfriends. School website promotes basketball and football like crazy, but soccer and Lax get virtually zero coverage: no scores, etc. If even those inside the circle don’t really care, it’s going to be a tough road ahead for recognition / interest to grow. It’s quite disheartening to see these student athletes unsupported.
     
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    Langley plays host to nation’s best junior lacrosse players

    [BCLocalNews.com]
    This year's edition of the storied Minto Cup runs at Langley Events Centre Aug. 16 to 26
    Aug. 15, 2019 12:00 a.m. SPORTS
    "The four-team tournament gets underway August 16 and runs until August 26, should the best-of-five championship series go the full distance.

    The championship pits the winners of the provincial leagues, the BC Junior A Lacrosse League’s Coquitlam Adanacs, the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League’s Okotoks Raiders and the Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League’s Orangeville Northmen. The trio are joined by the Victoria Shamrocks, the BCJALL finalists, who earned the second berth into the four-team event with B.C. serving as this year’s Minto Cup host"
     
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    Aug 11, 2019 - World Junior Lacrosse Championship Game in Mississauga, ON

    Results: Iroquois 10-13 Canada, Canada wins Gold, Iroquois takes Silver, USA 13-12 Israel in Bronze game.

    (Game was streamed -- the very end of the game was mucked up unfortunately)
     
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