2007 ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

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2007 ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Canada
Dates May 14–20, 2007
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Iroquois Iroquois
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  United States
Fourth place  England
Matches played 21
2003
2011

The 2007 ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was the 2nd ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, an international box lacrosse tournament that is held every four years and is sponsored by the Federation of International Lacrosse. It took place between 14 May and 20 May 2007 in Halifax, Canada. The games were played at the Halifax Metro Centre. The Canadian team was the defending champion. Eight nations took part in this event, the six nations from the WILC 2003 together with two newcomers - England and Ireland.

Venue[edit]

Halifax
Host city of the 2007 ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Nova Scotia, Canada
Halifax Metro Centre
48°38′54″N 63°34′36″W / 48.64833°N 63.57667°W / 48.64833; -63.57667 (Halifax)
Capacity: 10,595
Halifaxmetrocentre06aa.jpg

Preliminary round[edit]

Eight participating teams were placed in the following two groups. After playing a round-robin, the first place team in each group advanced to the semi-finals, the second and third placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals, and the fourth place team advanced to the 7th place playoff.

As it has been predicted, both Canada and Iroquois went through round-robin with three comfortable wins. Both Ireland and the Czech Republic finish winless, but especially Czechs showed a lot of enthusiasm and had two very narrow defeats against England and Scotland. By contrast, Scotland failed to repeat the fantastic results from 2003.

Pool A[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA DIF PTS Advanced to
 Canada 3 3 0 67 10 +57 3 Semi-finals
 United States 3 2 1 44 27 +17 2 Quarter-finals
 Australia 3 1 2 27 41 −14 1 Quarter-finals
 Ireland 3 0 3 9 59 −50 0 7th place playoff

All times are local (UTC-4).

United States  19–9
 Australia Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Ireland  1–25
 Canada Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Ireland  0–20
 United States Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Canada  24–4
 Australia Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Australia  14–8
 Ireland Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Canada  18–5
 United States Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax

Pool B[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA DIF PTS Advanced to
Iroquois Iroquois 3 3 0 70 16 +54 3 Semi-finals
 England 3 2 1 32 41 -9 2 Quarter-finals
 Scotland 3 1 2 22 43 −21 1 Quarter-finals
 Czech Republic 3 0 3 20 44 −24 0 7th round playoff

All times are local (UTC-4).

14 May 2007
13:00
Iroquois Iroquois 27–8
 England Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
14 May 2007 Scotland  11–9
 Czech Republic Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
15 May 2007 England  15–7
 Scotland Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
15 May 2007
20:00
Czech Republic  4–24
Iroquois Iroquois Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
16 May 2007 England  9–7
 Czech Republic Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
16 May 2007
17:00
Iroquois Iroquois 19–4
 Scotland Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax

Final round[edit]

  Quarter-finals     Semi-finals     Gold medal game
                           
        A1   Canada 24  
  B2   England 15     QF1W   England 9    
  A3   Australia 11         SF1W   Canada 15
      SF2W  Iroquois Iroquois 14
        B1  Iroquois Iroquois 14    
  A2   United States 17     QF2W   United States 4   Bronze medal game
  B3   Scotland 9   SF1L   United States 17
  SF2L   England 10

All times are local (UTC-4).

Quarter-finals[edit]

18 May 2007 England  15–11
 Australia Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
18 May 2007 United States  17–9
 Scotland Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax

Semi-finals[edit]

19 May 2007 Canada  24–9
 England Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
19 May 2007 Iroquois Iroquois 14–4
 United States Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax

7th place playoff[edit]

18 May 2007 Czech Republic  22–5
 Ireland Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax

5th place playoff[edit]

19 May 2007 Australia  8–14
 Scotland Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax

Bronze medal game[edit]

20 May 2007 United States  17–10
 England Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax

Gold medal game[edit]

20 May 2007 Canada  15–14 OT
(4–2, 3–6, 2–2, 5–4)
Iroquois Iroquois Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax

The final, with a predictable line-up of Canada against Iroquois was one of the most amazing matches in box lacrosse history. Although Canada went through the first period with a 4–2 lead, Iroquois were able to reverse the score in next period. Both teams were heading to final quarter with score 9–10 to Iroquois. Three early Canada goals brought them again in front, but they were quickly answered by another three Iroquois goals. John Grant, Jr. then scored to goals and the victory for Canada was so close. But Dean Hill than scored the equalizer in the final minute of the game to tie it at 14–14. An overtime had to be called for, to decide the championship. Thirty seconds later, Jeff Zywicki claimed his first goal in this match, ending the overtime and making it 15–14 for Canada. It meant that Canadians became the world champions again.

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to the ILF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Canada
Silver medal icon.svg Iroquois Iroquois
Bronze medal icon.svg  United States
4  England
5  Scotland
6  Australia
7  Czech Republic
8  Ireland