TORONTO. - As you are reading this editorial, we are coming to the last games of the Major Series Lacrosse tournament - MSLClassic. A tournament that was put together in five days, that gave us starving lacrosse fans four live games per week for over a month. In these games we watched a lot of the future of the game mixed with the veterans, showing us that the game is in good hands for many years to come.
TORONTO. - Let's begin this editorial by congratulating the St. Catharines Athletics for winning the 2021 OJLL Championship last weekend 14-13 over an equally deserving team in the Brampton Excelsiors. The entire tournament/season was run absolutely flawlessly from controlling who watched, to the concession stands, to having top notch competition, to having fantastic media/video coverage of all 44 games.
TORONTO. - During the recent International Olympic Committee (IOC) meetings, just ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, it was announced that full recognition status would be granted to World Lacrosse. An absolutely historic moment for the international federation of a sport last featured on the Olympic platform 73 years ago.
TORONTO. - For the first time since the Orangeville Northmen won the Minto Cup in the summer of 2019, the Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League (OJALL) is playing League games again this weekend. With the stringent lockdowns Ontarians have endured, this day seemed to be too far out of reach, but lo and behold, the government has allowed indoor games to take place under Covid-19 protocols.
TORONTO. - The National Lacrosse League (NLL) announced a historic partnership with TSN last week, to bring games to Canadians across broadcast and live streaming platforms for the first time since 2016
TORONTO. - Since the inception of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) it has continued to move forward both on and off the field, for players and for fans alike. The league was founded by pro lacrosse player Paul Rabil and his brother Mike. Investors include The Chernin Group, The Raine Group and Joe Tsai (Owner of the San Diego Seals of the NLL, Brooklyn Nets of the NBA, Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL, and co-founder and executive vice chair of Alibaba).
TORONTO. - The National Lacrosse League (NLL) held there expansion draft on Tuesday night, in which the expansion team from Fort Worth was going to pick one player from each of the other thirteen teams to build a foundation for their 2021/21 team.