Canada national indoor lacrosse team

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Canada national indoor lacrosse team
Medal record
World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
Gold medal – first place 2003 Toronto
Gold medal – first place 2007 Halifax
Gold medal – first place 2011 Prague
Gold medal – first place 2015 Onondaga Nation

Canada national indoor lacrosse team represents Canada in international tournaments of indoor lacrosse. It is one of the best national lacrosse teams in the world, having won all four World Indoor Lacrosse Championships held starting with the 2003 ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championship held in Canada. Their biggest rivals are the Iroquois Nationals, who finished in second place in all four tournaments.

Team Canada consists of primarily of professional players from the National Lacrosse League. Many players also play field lacrosse in MLL, and are members of Canada men's field lacrosse national team.

World Indoor Lacrosse Championship[edit]

WILC 2003[edit]

The first World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Canada entered the tournament as the favourite to win. They went through the six-team group without any losses. In the semifinals they beat Team USA. Team Canada, led by captain Jim Veltman, won the gold medal match against Iroquois Nationals 21-4 and became the first World Indoor Lacrosse Champions.

WILC 2007[edit]

The second World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was held in Canada again, this time in Halifax. 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 to reach the Semifinals, where they would met England. Canada won in this match 24-8 to move to the Final, where they met Iroquois Nationals again. Canada was losing during the second and third quarters, but thanks to two goals of John Grant, Jr., they ended up taking the game to overtime. After thirty seconds, Jeff Zywicki scored his first goal in the 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 beat Team USA with result of 15-10. In the Final, they met with Iroquois players again, and won 13-6.

WILC 2015[edit]

The Onondaga Nation near Syracuse, New York hosted the 2015 tournament. Once again, the Canadian team went undefeated and took gold while the Iroquois took the silver and the USA bronze.

Roster[edit]

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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