Archive for May, 2011


Fight Club: Scott Watson vs. Jack Donnelly

Big dust up last week when the K-W Braves took a 10-8 win over the Toronto Beaches, the Braves’ Scott Watson and Beach Boy & Penn State bound Jack Donnelly going buckets in a tilly that had some big bombs and got pretty bloody too. Check out the dance above and let us know who you think won the fight after the jump. READ MORE »


Adams tears ACL with U of Detroit Mercy, surgery successful but misses A’s season

After an impressive freshman season with Detroit Mercy, Adams will be sidelined this summer after successful knee surgery.
After an impressive freshman season with Detroit Mercy, Adams will be sidelined this summer after successful knee surgery.

IL Indoor has confirmed that St. Catharines Ahtletics forward Shayne Adams, who led all freshman NCAA DI goal scorers during his first season at the University of Detroit Mercy this past spring, will be out for the entire Junior ‘A’ season after tearing his ACL and meniscus while playing for the Titans during their MAAC semi-final win over Canisius College. Detroit won the game 9-8 before falling to Siena in the division finals. READ MORE »


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Adam Jones working to rehab injured knee in time for NLL draft, plus the lacrosse links

Adam Jones won't be bored, even without lacrosse. (Photo: Cristian Anderson)
Adam Jones won't be bored, even without lacrosse. (Photo: Cristian Anderson)

Like just about every lacrosse player we write about here, Adam Jones is rarely bored in the summer. In 2008 and 2009, he was busy helping the Orangeville Northmen win back-to-back Minto Cups. Last season, he led the team to the finals. Before this past NCAA lacrosse season, Jones was named the pre-season MAAC Player of the Year at Canisius College, a team coached by former NLL baller Randy Mearns. It was all looking good, rolling along toward what would be his first MSL season with the Brooklin Redmen and, perhaps, the No. 1 overall draft pick of the National Lacrosse League this fall. But a torn ACL took care of that during a Canisius practice and now, Jones is faced with something unfamiliar: A summer off. “I don’t think I’ve had a summer off since I was six or seven,” Jones told the Owen Sound Sun-Times. “It’s going to be weird.” READ MORE »


Last Night: Junior ‘A’ Athletics, Chiefs and Lakers all Monday winners

University of Virginia won yesterday's biggest game, beating Maryland in the NCAA National Championship 9-7.
University of Virginia won yesterday's biggest game, beating Maryland in the NCAA National Championship 9-7.

With all eyes on the Virginia Cavaliers and Maryland Terps during yesterday’s NCAA DI National Championship, the Cavs and their Canadian born players Mark Cockerton, Matt Cockerton and Garrett Ince taking the title 9-7, it was a pretty quiet night across the board in Senior and Junior ‘A’  lacorsse on the other side of the boarder. The St. Catharines Athletics, Burlington Chiefs and Peterborough Lakers all moved their W column up to 5 after wins over the Toronto Beaches, K-W Braves and Barrie Lakeshore respectively. The Chiefs got goals from 11 different scorers as the crippled the Braves 19-4, Danny Lomas and Tyler Albrecht both netting hat-tricks. After the jump check out last night’s finals complete with some box score linkage. READ MORE »


2015 WILC bid appears to be joint with Iroquois & USA, HSBC & Turning Stone likely venues

The Turning Stone Events Centre in Verona, hosted the 2011 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game. (Larry Palumbo)
The Turning Stone Events Centre in Verona, hosted the 2011 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game. (Larry Palumbo)

While no one connected to either organization was able to officially confirm, sources close to both the Iroquois Nationals and Team USA have indicated to IL Indoor that the two groups are in the process of putting together a joint bid for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, 2011’s edition of course won by Canada in Prague, Czech Republic this past Saturday. The 2015 games would mark the fourth edition of the international box lacrosse tournament, the first two hosted in Canada (Southern Ontario – 2003 and Halifax – 2007) and then Prague hosting a successful tourney over the past week. READ MORE »


Last Night: Six Nations Arrows too strong for Northmen late, stay perfect with 11-7 W

Johnny Powless scored a pivotal third period goal against the Northmen last night at the ILA. (Photo: Ward Laforme Jr.)
Johnny Powless scored a pivotal third period goal against the Northmen last night at the ILA. (Photo: Ward Laforme Jr.)

The shift in the OLA Junior ‘A’ loop continues, the Six Nations Arrows dumping the three-time defending provincial champion (and recent back-to-back Minto Cup winners) Orangeville Northmen 11-7 last night, thanks in large part to a clutch third period that saw the now 6-0 Arrows outscore the Horn Heads 5-2. The Northmen, who are still not at full strength with a few high profile names still at school in the US, are just 2-3 coming out of the gates in 2011. The last time Orangeville lost 3 times in the regular season? They just barely had 3 in 2008 when they went 19-3 during the entire regular season, easily finishing first and later winning the Minto too. The Northmen weren’t the only recent provincial leaders to lose lat night either, the reigning three-time WLA champion New Westminster Salmonbellies losing to the Maple Ridge Burrards 9-7, and last year’s Mann Cup winning Peterborough Lakers beat by the Brooklin Redmen 12-8. The rest of last night’s results after the jump. READ MORE »


Canada reflects on WILC gold, “This was the greatest team ever put on a lacrosse floor”

Shawn Evans won World Indoor Lacrosse Championship gold with a Team Canada roster that many are saying might be the best box lacrosse team ever put together. (Photo: Larry Palumbo)
Shawn Evans won World Indoor Lacrosse Championship gold with a Team Canada roster that many are saying might be the best box lacrosse team ever put together. (Photo: Larry Palumbo)

Canada’s team carted it all the way to the capital of the Czech Republic, and they brought it all the way back home. READ MORE »


“Chippy is exactly how I like it.” – Team USA’s Brian Langtry from bronze medal win

Above, Team USA’s Brian Langtry, who played in what is likely his last game for Team USA when the Americans won the bronze yesterday, talks about this year’s WILC and the team’s win over the Czechs, and US defender Scott Ditzell with his post-tournament thoughts after the jump. READ MORE »


Powell named WILC MVP, plus Dawson, Smith, Rubisch, Jamieson & Vinc All-World

Casey Powell was named the WILC's MVP and also landed a spot on the tournament's All-World Team. (Larry Palumbo)
Casey Powell was named the WILC's MVP and also landed a spot on the tournament's All-World Team. (Larry Palumbo)

Team USA forward Casey Powell has been named the Most Valuable Player of the 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Prague. Powell was also named to the All-World Team as he led the Americans’ offense with 16 goals and 15 assists in five games.

In the 16-7 bronze medal game win over the Czech Republic today, he scored three goals and added three assists. The indoor games were the first for the Team USA alternate captain and former Syracuse University standout. READ MORE »


Fourth is best finish for Czech team at WILC

The Czech Republic finished fourth thanks to their stunning win over England earlier in the tournament. (Larry Palumbo)
The Czech Republic finished fourth thanks to their stunning win over England earlier in the tournament. (Larry Palumbo)

The host Czech Republic finished fourth in the world indoor lacrosse tournament and its Canadian goalie, Kurtis Wagar of Whitby, Ont., loved every minute of it.

“It was probably the best experience of my life,’’ said Wagar.

The Czech team fell 16-7 to the United States in the game for bronze Saturday and local fans wouldn’t stop with the chants and cheers for the players when it ended.

“It’s a lot different than back home but the passion and the intensity is the same,’’ said Wagar. “I can hardly understand what some of the guys on the team are saying but I loved it. This is the best they’ve ever done and hopefully four years from now we can do even better.’’ READ MORE »