Canada men's national lacrosse team

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AssociationCanadian Lacrosse Association
Head coachRandy Mearns
World Championship
Appearances12 (first in 1967)
Best resultChampions (1978, 2006, 2014)

The Canadian men's national lacrosse team participates in international competitions. The team is governed by the Canadian Lacrosse Association which itself is a member of the Federation of International Lacrosse, the international governing body for lacrosse. Traditionally Canada has been one of the leading nations in international play, placing among the top three at the World Lacrosse Championship every year since the tournament's inaugural year in 1967. Canada has a long-standing rivalry with the United States national lacrosse team as they both frequently find themselves facing off against each other.

The team is primarily made up of professional players who compete in Major League Lacrosse. However, many players also play in the National Lacrosse League and are members of Canada national indoor lacrosse team.

Past Team Canada squads have included lacrosse greats such as Gary Gait, Paul Gait and Tom Marechek.

Competition achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Canada had two representatives during the 1904 Summer Olympics which included a club team from Winnipeg, Manitoba and another team made up of players from the Mohawk nation.

Games Representative Finish Ref.
1904 St. Louis Winnipeg Shamrock Lacrosse Team  Gold [1]
1904 St. Louis Mohawk Indians  Bronze [1]
1908 London -  Gold [1]

World Championships[edit]

Year Location Result
1967 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Bronze
1974 Melbourne, Australia Silver
1978 Stockport, England Gold
1982 Baltimore, USA Bronze
1986 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Silver
1990 Perth, Australia Silver
1994 Manchester, England Bronze
1998 Baltimore, USA Silver
2002 Perth, Australia Silver
2006 London,Ontario, Canada Gold
2010 Manchester, England Silver
2014 Commerce City, USA Gold

Current roster[edit]

2018 FIL World Championship[edit]

The following 34 players have been named to Canada's preliminary roster for the 2018 World Lacrosse Championship[2]

Player Hometown College Graduation year MLL Team NLL Team
Tyson Bell St. Catharines, ON Onondaga Community College 2015 Atlanta Blaze Calgary Roughnecks
Wesley Berg Coquitlam, BC University of Denver 2015 Denver Outlaws Calgary Roughnecks
Joshua Byrne New Westminster, BC Hofstra University 2017 Buffalo Bandits
Mark Cockerton Oshawa, ON University of Virginia 2014 Ohio Machine New England Black Wolves
Kevin Crowley New Westminster, BC Stony Brook University 2011 Charlotte Hounds New England Black Wolves
Zach Currier Peterborough, ON Princeton University 2017 Denver Outlaws Calgary Roughnecks
Curtis Dickson Port Coquitlam, BC University of Delaware 2010 New York Lizards Calgary Roughnecks
Brennan Donville Oakville, ON Cornell University 2016
Connor Fields Buffalo, NY, USA University at Albany 2018
Matt Gilray Oshawa, ON Bucknell University 2018
Zack Greer Whitby, ON Duke University 2008 Denver Outlaws Colorado Mammoth
Latrell Harris St. Catharines, ON Brock University 2021 Toronto Rock
Graeme Hossack Port Perry, ON Lindenwood University 2015 Atlanta Blaze Rochester Knighthawks
Matthew Hossack Port Perry, ON Rochester Institute of Technology 2017 Atlanta Baze Saskatchewan Rush
Jesse King Victoria, BC Ohio State University 2015 Atlanta Blaze Georgia Swarm
Tre Leclaire Surrey, BC Ohio State University 2020
Jordan MacIntosh Oakville, ON Rochester Institute of Technology 2011 Dallas Rattlers Georgia Swarm
Ian MacKay Port Elgin, ON University of Vermont 2018
Mark Matthews Oshawa, ON University of Denver 2012 Atlanta Blaze Saskatchewan Rush
Ben McIntosh Coquitlam, BC Drexel University 2014 Saskatchewan Rush
Brodie Merrill Orangeville, ON Georgetown University 2005 Boston Cannons Toronto Rock
Jason Noble Orangeville, ON Cornell University 2013 Chesapeake Bayhawks Georgia Swarm
Jeremy Noble Orangeville, ON University of Denver 2014 Atlanta Blaze Colorado Mammoth
Ryland Rees Port Coquitlam, BC Stony Brook University 2019
Kevin Rice Skaneateles, NY, USA Syracuse University 2015 Atlanta Blaze
Dhane Smith Kitchener, ON Dallas Rattlers Buffalo Bandits
Geoff Snider Calgary, AB University of Denver 2006
Jeff Teat Brampton, ON Cornell University 2020
Joel Tinney Cambridge, Ontario Johns Hopkins University 2018
Alec Tulett Toronto, ON Brown University 2017 Florida Launch Toronto Rock
Matt Vinc St. Catharine's, ON Canisius College 2005 Rochester Knighthawks
Dillon Ward Orangeville, ON Bellarmine University 2013 Denver Outlaws Colorado Mammoth
Jason Weber Whitby, ON University of Detroit Mercy 2017
Jake Withers Peterborough, ON Ohio State University 2017 Atlanta Blaze Rochester Knighthawks

The following players were included in the original 46 man squad, but not included after the first round of cuts.[3]

Player Hometown College Graduation Year MLL Team NLL Team
Chris Cloutier Kitchener, ON University of North Carolina 2018
Dan Coates St. Catharines, ON Canisius College 2011 Colorado Mammoth
Chris Corbeil Oakville, ON Saskatchewan Rush
Bennett Drake Newcastle, ON University at Albany 2017
Shawn Evans Peterborough, ON Bellarmine University N/A Chesapeake Bayhawks New England Black Wolves
Chase Fraser Aldergrove, BC Neumann University 2017
Tyrell Hamer-Jackson Kamloops, BC
Cameron Holding Whitby, ON Grand Valley State University 2011 Colorado Mammoth
Tate Jozokos Wolfeboro, NH, USA University of North Carolina 2017 Atlanta Blaze
Harrison Matsuoka Calgary, AB Stony Brook University 2020
Michael Messenger Surrey, BC Limestone College 2016 Ohio Machine Saskatchewan Rush
Tyler Pace Coquitlam, BC University of Denver 2017 Calgary Roughnecks
Clarke Petterson Toronto, ON Cornell University 2019
Chas South Mississauga, ON Bryant University 2018

Starting attack in first game versus US (7/10/14)[edit]

Name Previous nat'l team College MLL* NLL** Note
Wesley Berg Denver '15 NA NA In college, on the 2012 Under 19 Canada team[4]
Curtis Dickson Delaware '10 Denver Outlaws Calgary Roughnecks Started in 10 of 15 games in his freshman year at Delaware in 2007 when team lost in final four to Hopkins,[5] 2011 NLL Rookie of the Year[6][7]
Mark Matthews Denver '11 Rochester Rattlers Edmonton Rush

* MLL = Major League Lacrosse, outdoor/field lacrosse, season from April to August, roster as of July 2014
**NLL = National Lacrosse League, indoor lacrosse, season from December to April, roster as of July 2014

Starting defense in first game versus US (7/10/14)[edit]

Name Previous nat'l team College MLL NLL Note
Brodie Merrill 2006, 2010[8] Georgetown '05 Boston Cannons Philadelphia Wings MLL Defenseman of the Year for six straight seasons (2006–11),[9] head coach of The Hill Academy Men's Lacrosse team,[10] 1st team All-American in 2004 and 2005, head coach of the 2012 Canada U19 Men's team[11]
Dillon Roy Denver '10 Denver Outlaws
Kyle Rubisch Dowling '10 Edmonton Rush 1st team DII All-American in 2010

Remaining roster[edit]

Name Previous nat'l team College MLL NLL Note
Dan Coates, D Canisius '11 Colorado Mammoth
Kevin Crowley, M Stony Brook '11 Florida Launch Philadelphia Wings First overall pick in both MLL and NLL drafts in 2011,[12] 1st team All-American in 2010 and 2011
Angus Dineley, G 2010 Canisius '06 Rochester Philadelphia Wings
Brendan Donville, G Cornell '16 NA NA On the 2012 Under 19 Canada team[4]
David Earl, M Notre Dame '11 Minnesota Swarm 1st team All-American in 2011
Cameron Flint, M/A Denver '13 Denver Outlaws Minnesota Swarm 1st team All-American in 2013
Jesse Gamble, A Cornell '11
Zack Greer, A 2010 Duke '08/Bryant '09 Denver Outlaws Edmonton Rush 1st team All-American in 2007 and 2008
Jordan Hall 2010 Delaware '07 Florida Launch Philadelphia Wings
Cameron Holding, M Grand Valley State (GSVU) '08, '09; Florida Southern '10, GSVU '11 Denver Outlaws Colorado Mammouth
Adam Jones, M Canisius '11 Colorado Mammouth
Jesse King, M Ohio State '15 NA NA On the 2012 Under 19 Canada team,[4] named to U-19 All-World Team after 2012 tournament[13]
Jordan MacIntosh Rochester Institute of Technology '11 Rochester Rattlers Minnesota Swarm PG lacrosse head coach at The Hill Academy[14]
Jason Noble, D Cornell '13 Florida Launch Minnesota Swarm Went to The Hill Academy, 1st team All-American in 2013, twin brother of Jeremy, PG lacrosse assistant coach at The Hill Academy[14]
Jeremy Noble, M Denver '14 Denver Outlaws NA (in college) Went to The Hill Academy, twin brother of Jason
Geoff Snider, Faceoff 2010 Denver '06 Charlotte Hounds Calgary Roughnecks On the Canada national team in 2006 and 2010,[15] faceoff coach of the 2012 Canada U19 Men's team[11]
Matt Vinc, G 2010 Canisius '05 Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse coach at Dennis Morris Catholic High School in St. Catharines, Canada
Dillon Ward, G Bellarmine '13 Colorado Mammouth Would win MVP of 2014 World Championships

2014 coaches[edit]

Head coach Randy Mearns: head coach of Canisius College for 17 years
Assistant coach Matt Brown: offensive coordinator at the University of Denver.

2010 World Lacrosse Championship roster[edit]

Roster for the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship.

Pos. No. Player Team
G 1 Angus Dineley United States New York Titans
G 30 Evan Kirk United States Hobart College Statesmen
D 24 Brodie Merrill Canada Toronto Nationals
D 6 Curtis Manning Canada New Westminster Salmonbellies
D 2 Matt Vinc Canada Toronto Nationals
D 2 Phillip Sanderson Canada Toronto Nationals
D 5 Jon Sullivan Canada Toronto Nationals
M 7 Billy Dee Smith United States Buffalo Bandits
M 10 Simon Lysyk Canada Toronto Nationals
M 25 Geoff Snider Canada Toronto Nationals
M 14 Jordan Hall Canada Toronto Nationals
M 11 Mac Allen United States Rochester Knighthawks
M 9 Rhys Duch United States Washington Stealth
M 23 Ryan McClelland United States Colgate University
M 12 Shawn Williams Canada Toronto Nationals
M 18 Patrick Merrill Canada Toronto Nationals
A 11 Kevin Huntley United States Washington Bayhawks
A 15 Mark Steenhuis Canada Toronto Nationals
A 18 Zack Greer United States Long Island Lizards
A 11 Garrett Billings Canada Toronto Nationals
A 15 John Grant, Jr. Canada Toronto Nationals
A 15 Corey Small Canada Toronto Nationals


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