Langley Events Centre set to host Minto Cup national junior lacrosse championship

Play begins Saturday and features elite junior boxla teams from Coquitlam, Delta, Calgary, and Orangeville, Ontario.

The 73rd Minto Cup, the Canadian Junior A Lacrosse Championship, gets underway this weekend at the Langley Events Centre (LEC).

This marks the second time in three years that the LEC was selected to become the host of the championship tournament.

This is a four team tournament that features the top two teams from B.C. (the Coquitlam Adanacs and Delta Islanders), and the top teams from Alberta (the Calgary Mountaineers) and Ontario (the Orangeville Northmen).

The last five winners have come from Ontario, with the Six Nations Arrows repeating as back to back champions in 2014 and 2015.

“The BCJALL will ensure the 2016 event will be one of the best ever having our top two teams playing in the four team tournament, which gives us a great opportunity to have one if not both teams in the best of 5 final after the round robin,” said BCJALL president and commissioner Karl Christiansen.

“The LEC were hosts in 2014 and did an amazing job,”

The tournament kicks off this Saturday with a double-header; the Orangeville Northmen take on the Coquitlam Adanacs at 5 p.m. while the Calgary Mountaineers play the Delta Islanders at 8 p.m.

For scheduling information visit the BCJALL’s website.

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