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) Halifax Metro Centre
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Iroquois
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  United States
Fourth place  England
Matches played 20
2003
2011

The 2007 ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was the second 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 and 20 May 2007 in Halifax, Canada at the Halifax Metro Centre. The Canadian team was the defending champion. Eight nations took part in this event, the six nations from the 2003 WILC together with two newcomers - England and Ireland. There was an estimated 850,000 television viewers of the tournament in Canada and the games were streamed live in Europe.[1][2]

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 the Czechs showed a lot of enthusiasm and had two very narrow defeats against England and Scotland. By contrast, Scotland failed to repeat their impressive 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 51 −24 1 Quarter-finals
 Ireland 3 0 3 9 59 −50 0 7th place playoff
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 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 place playoff
14 May 2007
13:00
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 Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
16 May 2007 England  9–7
 Czech Republic Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
16 May 2007
17:00
Iroquois  19–4
 Scotland Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax

Final round[edit]

The final, with a predictable line-up of Canada against Iroquois, was one of the most amazing matches in box lacrosse history.[citation needed] Although Canada went through the first quarter with a 4–2 lead, Iroquois were able to come back in the second. The Iroquois were up 10-9 at the start of the fourth quarter. Three early Canada goals brought them again in front, but they were quickly answered by another three Iroquois goals. John Grant, Jr. then scored two goals and the victory for Canada was almost secured. But Dean Hill scored the equalizer in the final minute of the game to make it 14–14, sending the championship into overtime. Thirty seconds later, Jeff Zywicki claimed his first goal in the match, ending the overtime and making it 15–14 for Canada.[3]

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

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  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 Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax

Final standings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warrior 2007 ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championship - Final Report" (PDF). www.lacrosse.cz. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "B2 Networks To Broadcast 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship" (Press release). European Lacrosse Magazine. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Shanahan, Brian (November 5, 2013). "Blog from the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship". Inside Lacrosse. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 

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