2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

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2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesMay 14–20
Teams8
Venue(s)Halifax Metro Centre
Final positions
Gold Gold medal blank.svg Canada (2nd title)
Silver Silver medal blank.svg Iroquois
Bronze Bronze medal blank.svg United States
Fourth place England
Matches played20
2003
2011

The 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was the second World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, an international box lacrosse tournament organized by the Federation of International Lacrosse every four years. It took place between May 14 and 20 at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Canada was the defending champion and again beat the Iroquois Nationals in the final, this time 15-14 in overtime.[1] Eight nations took part in this event, the six nations from the 2003 WILC and 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.[2][3]

Venue[edit]

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax is located in Nova Scotia
Halifax
Halifax
2007 WILC in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Halifax Metro Centre
Capacity: 10,595
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44°38′54″N 63°34′36″W / 44.64833°N 63.57667°W / 44.64833; -63.57667 (Halifax)Coordinates: 44°38′54″N 63°34′36″W / 44.64833°N 63.57667°W / 44.64833; -63.57667 (Halifax)

Pool play[edit]

England vs. Australia

The eight participating teams were placed in 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 teams advanced to the 7th place game.

As predicted, both Canada and Iroquois went through the round-robin with three comfortable wins.[4] Both Ireland and the Czech Republic finished winless, but 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 games
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 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 games
14 May 2007 Iroquois  27–8
England England Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
14 May 2007 Scotland  11–9
 Czech Republic Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
15 May 2007 England England 15–7
 Scotland Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
15 May 2007 Czech Republic  4–24
 Iroquois Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
16 May 2007 England England 9–7
 Czech Republic Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
16 May 2007 Iroquois  19–4
 Scotland Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax

Championship bracket[edit]

USA vs. Scotland

The final, with the expected pairing of Canada against the Iroquois Nationals, was one of the best games in box lacrosse history.[5] Team Canada went through the first quarter with a 4–2 lead, then the Nationals were able to come back in the second and third. The Iroquois were up 10-9 at the start of the fourth quarter. Three quick Canadian goals put them in front again, but they were answered by another three goals by the Nationals. Then John Grant, Jr. scored two goals and the victory for Canada was almost secured. But Dean Hill scored in the final minute of regulation to tie it at 14, sending the championship into overtime. Thirty seconds into overtime, Jeff Zywicki scored his first goal of the game, making it 15–14 for Canada's second gold medal.[5]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal game
   
 Canada 24  
EnglandEngland 15  
England England 9    
 Australia 11  
   Canada 15
 
     Iroquois 14
 Iroquois 14
 United States 17  
 United States 4  
 Scotland 9  
Bronze medal game
 
 United States 17
England England 10

7th place game[edit]

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

Quarter-finals[edit]

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

5th place game[edit]

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

Semi-finals[edit]

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

Bronze medal game[edit]

20 May 2007 United States  17–10
England 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]

1st, gold medalist(s)  Canada
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Iroquois
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United States
4 England England
5  Scotland
6  Australia
7  Czech Republic
8  Ireland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada captures world indoor lacrosse title". CBC Sports. May 20, 2007. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "Warrior 2007 ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championship - Final Report" (PDF). www.lacrosse.cz. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  3. ^ "B2 Networks To Broadcast 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship" (Press release). European Lacrosse Magazine. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Canada demolishes Australia at world indoor lacrosse". Toronto Star. Canadian Press. May 16, 2007.
  5. ^ a b Shanahan, Brian (November 5, 2013). "Blog from the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship". Inside Lacrosse. Retrieved 18 November 2017.

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