Report: WLA governors unanimous in opposition to new CLA rules on fighting

The Western Lacrosse Association board of governors voted to officially oppose the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s crackdown on fighting in lacrosse, according to a report from Burnaby Now. The report says the vote by the WLA governors was unanimous. Earlier this week, the CLA announced more stringent rules, assessing a game misconduct to anyone who fights. In a case of there being a clear instigator in the fight, the non-aggressor would not be ejected. None of the governors would comment publicly as the CLA works on its response to the WLA vote, according to the report. “I’m not happy for the fans, the players, and it’s not good for the game,” said one governor, speaking anonymously. “I’m very, very upset the CLA has gone down this road.”

Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at or go to

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