Heritage Cup (box lacrosse)

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The Heritage Cup is an international box lacrosse tournament that formerly took place every two years. The games featured mostly players that were members of National Lacrosse League teams.

2002 Heritage Cup[edit]

The inaugural Heritage Cup was played on October 2, 2002 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, and featured Team USA against Team Canada. Team USA won the game 21-16.[1]

Rosters[edit]

UNITED STATES

Name Pos NLL team
Jake Bergey F Philadelphia
Richard Brzeski D Philadelphia
Roy Colsey F New Jersey
Hugh Donovan D Colorado
Kevin Finneran F Philadelphia
Jamie Hanford D New Jersey
Peter Jacobs D Philadelphia
Jay Jalbert D Philadelphia
Dwight Maetche G Vancouver
Pat McCabe D New York
Erik Miller G Colorado
Mark Millon F Philadelphia
Chris Panos F Calgary
Brian Reese D Colorado
Mike Regan F Albany
Tom Ryan F Philadelphia
Tom Slate D Philadelphia
Dave Stilley D Philadelphia
Tim Soudan F Rochester
Regy Thorpe D Rochester

Head Coaches: Darris Kilgour (Buffalo), Tony Resch (Philadelphia).

CANADA

Name Pos NLL team
Rob Blasdell G Albany
Glenn Clark D Toronto
Anthony Cosmo G Toronto
Pat Coyle D Toronto
Colin Doyle F Toronto
Gary Gait F Colorado
John Grant Jr. F Rochester
Tracey Kelusky F Montreal
Curt Malawsky F Rochester
Blaine Manning F Toronto
Jim Moss D Albany
Gavin Prout F New York
Josh Sanderson F Albany
Dan Stroup F Toronto
Dan Teat F Albany
Steve Toll F Toronto
John Tavares F Buffalo
Jim Veltman F Toronto
Bob Watson G Toronto
Cam Woods D Albany

Head Coach: Les Bartley (Toronto).

2004 Heritage Cup[edit]

The 2004 Heritage Cup was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on October 13, 2004. The game once again featured Team USA against Team Canada, but this time Team Canada came out on top, winning 17-8.[2]

Rosters[edit]

UNITED STATES

# Name Pos Sh Age NLL team Ht. Wt.
1 Dwight Maetche G R 41 Vancouver 6'0" 195
2 Erik Miller G R 33 Colorado 6'5" 235
4 Josh Sims F L 26 Colorado 6'2" 200
5 Jamie Hanford D R 29 Colorado 6'2" 215
6 Brian Langtry F R 28 Colorado 5'11" 180
9 Keith Cromwell F L 25 Philadelphia 6'1" 195
10 Jay Jalbert D R 27 Colorado 6'2" 210
71 Regy Thorpe D R 33 Rochester 6'1" 240
11 Kevin Finneran F L 37 None 6'2" 200
13 John Rosa D L 34 Anaheim 6'2" 213
15 Jeff Sonke D L 25 Colorado 6'2" 200
20 Scott Stapleford D L 23 Colorado 6'0" 185
21 Mike Regan F R 26 San Jose 5'10" 190
22 Ryan Powell F R 26 Anaheim 6'1" 195
27 Dan Marohl F R 26 Philadelphia 6'1" 190
32 Shawn Nadelen D L 25 Philadelphia 6'0" 200
34 Brian Reese D R 28 Colorado 6'3" 210
41 Nicky Polanco D R 24 None 6'4" 215
55 Chris Panos F L 30 Anaheim 6'0" 195
77 Dave Stilley D R 30 Colorado 6'2" 220

Head Coach: Tony Resch
Assistant Coach: Jamie Batley
Assistant Coach: Jimmy Rogers
General Manager: Steve Govett

CANADA

# Name Pos Sh Age NLL team Ht. Wt.
6 Dan Dawson F R 23 Arizona 6'5" 225
7 Colin Doyle F L 27 Toronto 6'3" 215
9 Kaleb Toth F R 27 Calgary 6'0" 190
10 Gavin Prout F R 26 Colorado 5'10" 185
11 John Tavares F L 36 Buffalo 5'11" 175
15 Rob Kirkby D R 25 Calgary 6'3" 200
16 Blaine Manning F R 25 Toronto 6'1" 205
17 Steve Toll F R 30 San Jose 6'0" 187
22 Gary Gait F L 37 Colorado 6'2" 210
23 Cam Woods D R 28 San Jose 6'3" 205
24 John Grant Jr. F R 29 Rochester 6'2" 224
27 Peter Lough F R 29 Arizona 6'2" 210
32 Jim Veltman F L 38 Toronto 6'2" 185
38 Gee Nash G L 26 Colorado 6'0" 190
39 Pat O'Toole G R 33 Rochester 6'0" 215
40 Ian Rubel D L 26 Toronto 6'0" 200
44 Anthony Cosmo G L 27 Toronto 6'2" 205
45 Taylor Wray D R 23 Calgary 6'2" 225
55 Jim Moss D R 27 San Jose 6'0" 180
71 Tracey Kelusky F R 29 Calgary 5'10" 180

Head Coach: Les Bartley
Assistant Coach: Walt Christianson
Assistant Coach: Ed Comeau
Assistant Coach: Bob McMahon
General Manager: Johnny Mouradian

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe, Fee (October 5, 2002). "American outburst rocks Canadians in Heritage Cup". Outsider's Guide. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  2. ^ Philly, R.A. (October 16, 2004). "Canadians swipe Heritage Cup, 17-8". Outsider's Guide. Retrieved 2008-11-04.