Canada national indoor lacrosse team

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Canada national indoor lacrosse team
Medal record
World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
Gold 2003 Toronto
Gold 2007 Halifax
Gold 2011 Prague

Canada national indoor lacrosse team is one of the best national lacrosse teams in the world. They proved it already in 2003, on the first World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, held in Canada. Their biggest rival are probably Iroquois Nationals, who finished second after Canada. The same results repeated on World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in 2007. Team Canada consists of professional players, who are members of National Lacrosse League. A lot of players also play in MLL, and are members of field lacrosse national team, but World Lacrosse Championship is not so successful sport event for Canada.

World Indoor Lacrosse Championship[edit]

WILC 2003[edit]

The first World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was held right in Canada, so their player wanted to show their skills as much as possible. Canada entered the tournament as the most predicted winner. They went through the six-team group without any loss. In Semifinals they beat Team USA, so they were heading in the Gold Medal match. Team, led by captain Jim Veltman, won this match against Iroquois Nationals 21-4 and became the first World Indoor Lacrosse Champion ever.

WILC 2007[edit]

The second World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was held in Canada again, this time in Halifax. Team Canada was again the main candidate for a victory in this tournament, but Iroquois Nationals and USA were also thinking about the most valuable medal. This time, tournament was firstly divided in two groups of four teams. Canada met subsequently Ireland, Australia and USA. They prevailed in all three matches so they got to the Semifinals, where they would met England. Canada won in this match 24-8, so they moved to the Final, where they met Iroquois Nationals again. But this time, the match was much more closer. Canada was losing during the second and third quarter, but thanks to two goals of John Grant, Jr., they reverse the result. Iroquois proved to equalize, so the match had to be decided in overtime. After thirty seconds, Jeff Zywicki scored his first goal in this match, so Team Canada could be crowned as the World Champion again.

WILC 2011[edit]

In 2011,the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was held outside of North America for the first time. Czech Republic was selected as the venue. The system of the tournament remained and Canadians met in their group teams Australia, England and Slovakia. Canada went through unbeaten again. They got to the Final over Team USA in a very close game, with result 15-10. In the Final, they met with Iroquois players again, but this time the game was not as close as four years ago and Canada won 13-6.


2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship roster[edit]

# Pos. Player Team
44 G Anthony Cosmo United States Boston Blazers
48 G Matt Vinc United States Rochester Knighthawks
0 G Tyler Richards United States Washington Stealth
3 D Jeff Moleski Canada Calgary Roughnecks
19 D Bill Greer Canada Edmonton Rush
4 D Kyle Rubisch United States Boston Blazers
12 D Pat Merrill Canada Toronto Rock
16 D Mike Carnegie Canada Calgary Roughnecks
50 D Ryan Cousins United States Minnesota Swarm
2 D Brett Mydske Canada Edmonton Rush
5 D Sandy Chapman Canada Toronto Rock
42 D [[Rory Smith]] United States Minnesota Swarm
17 T Brodie Merrill Canada Edmonton Rush
20 T Jordan Hall United States Rochester Knighthawks
9 T Mark Steenhuis United States Buffalo Bandits
24 F John Grant, Jr. United States Colorado Mammoth
7 F Colin Doyle (C) Canada Toronto Rock
6 F Dan Dawson United States Boston Blazers
91 F Josh Sanderson United States Boston Blazers
10 F Rhys Duch United States Washington Stealth
15 F Shawn Evans United States Rochester Knighthawks
67 F Jeff Zywicki Canada Washington Stealth
86 F Stephan LeBlanc Canada Toronto Rock

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