Montreal Lacrosse Club

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Montreal Lacrosse Club, 1867

The Montreal Lacrosse Club was a lacrosse club in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Club is notable in the history of lacrosse as it was responsible for establishing the first set of written rules of the game.[1]

The Club was established in 1856 by the Montreal dentist, Dr. William George Beers. One of Dr. Beers's innovations, the replacement of the a hair-stuffed deerskin ball with a hard rubber ball, continues to this day.[2]

In 1881, the Montreal Lacrosse Club was a founding member of the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association.[3]

A new Montreal Lacrosse Club was founded in 2006 and plays in the Quebec Senior Field Lacrosse League.


  1. ^ "History of Lacrosse". Retrieved 2007-03-26.
  2. ^ "The Birth of Modern North American Lacrosse 1850-1900". Archived from the original on 2000-04-08. Retrieved 2007-03-26.
  3. ^ "Westmount Rugby Club - History/Histoire". Westmount Rugby Club. Retrieved 2007-03-26.