It’s coming down to the short strokes for the Canadian senior lacrosse championship. The Western Lacrosse Association champion Victoria Shamrocks and Major Series Lacrosse champion Six Nations Chiefs will commence the battle for the Mann Cup this Friday, September 6 at Bear Mountain Arena. It’s always a challenge to compare teams from the WLA and MSL, playing thousands of miles apart and never meeting until the national championship series in September. Until the last 10 years, it had proved very difficult for teams to win the Mann Cup on the road. The Peterborough Lakers changed all that in 2007 when they downed the Adanacs in Coquitlam. Since then, it’s been all MSL. The Lakers have won another pair of titles and the Brampton Excelsiors have taken three.
Many observers, though, felt like this just may be the year for a team to bring the Mann back to the west coast. Most, though, seemed to think it would be the Langley Thunder who would do so. With the Shamrocks having taken the Thunder out in six games in the WLA finals, it’s Victoria who will be the team with a chance to win the WLA’s first Mann Cup since the ‘Rocks did so back in 2005.
IL Indoor’s question for you today is, who do you think will be hoisting the hardware somewhere between September 10 and 14?
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