TORONTO. - The lacrosse world was shook to its knees last week with the passing of player, coach, builder, and supporter, Rob McDougall. Rob's body was found Friday, after going missing without a trace Thursday afternoon in Oakville. Police haven't released details, but the sports world in general is reeling.
TORONTO. - With the announcement of the retirement of player, and co-founder of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) Paul Rabil, I thought this week I would look back at his career playing the Creator's game.
TORONTO. - The one thing very noticeable in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) draft was the lopsided picking of players in the east, compared to players in the west. There are a number of factors in play, but exposure, or lack there of, is top of the list. How do we get these kids noticed when they have a window of only a few months to play at top levels?
TORONTO. - If you have ever listened to me, you know that I have been saying (until I'm blue in the face) that lacrosse on all levels need to stop keeping the greatest secret on the face of the earth, and let the world see "the fastest game on two feet". With all the social media, and cable channels available, surely someone or something could put this sport in the public eye.
TORONTO. - Last Saturday night the National Lacrosse League (NLL) had their yearly entry draft answering the dreams of many aspiring lacrosse players from all over the world. Elite players like Jonathan Donville, Tehoka Nanticoke, Nathan Grenon, and many others have now been chosen to play in the most elite box lacrosse league in the world, and for most of them, success is not far away.
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.