Canadian Lacrosse League looking to make a big impression in Cobourg today


CLax has already had a big year: teams relocated into St. Catharines and Toronto and an expansion franchise opened up in Barrie. Now the league is hoping to create a buzz for what could well be the next team in the loop when it plays a game at the Cobourg Community Centre today at 2 pm. Cobourg’s Northumberland Nemesis minor lacrosse program is a feel-good story, starting up with over 450 players in 2012 after the game had been absent from the area for years. Hosting a CLax game is a natural next step in the continuing evolution of lacrosse in Cobourg, Nemesis president John Webb suggests to Northumberland Today.

Young players will get to see the game at a high level, says Brampton Inferno Head Coach Brian Biesel, whose team will be the official hosts when they play the Durham Turfdogs today. “The fans are going to see the most up-tempo game that they have ever experienced,” he said. “They will also leave with the understanding that a lot of these players have NLL (National Lacrosse League) talent and are just waiting for their shot.”

Game time is 2 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children, students and adults 60 and over, and $30 for a family pass for two adults and two kids.

Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at stamplax@hotmail.com.

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