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.
TORONTO. - The National Lacrosse League continues to make headlines even though there hasn't been a game in fifteen months. A few weeks back it was announced that Las Vegas was going to be the next expansion city for the league with Billionaire Joe Tsai owning his second team in the league. That in itself is newsworthy, however, as of last Monday it is now known who the entire ownership group is, and believe me when I say this is a game changer.
TORONTO. - The start of June has been flooded with teams re-signing their players. With free agency for the former team not beginning until July, and league wide free agency not until August, why so many signings so early?
TORONTO. - This past week the NLL Inducted lacrosse greats into the hall of fame (HoF) for the first time since 2016, when Josh Sanderson, Tracey Kelusky, and John Tavares had entered. This would also be the fifteenth anniversary of the existence of the Hall which was started back in 2006.