The Six Nations Rebels started defence of their national Junior B lacrosse championship with a resounding 23-6 decision over the Saskatchewan S.W.A.T. on Tuesday (Aug. 19). The Rebels are aiming for their fourth straight national tile.
In other games played on opening day of the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s Founder’s Cup featuring seven teams from across Canada, Team Nova Scotia edged Red Deer Alberta’s TBS Rampage, 10-9; Seneca War Chiefs (Iroquois Lacrosse) topped Quebec, 22-10; and Manitoba Blizzard beat Team Nova Scotia, 9-6.
Wednesday, Six Nations and Seneca play each other in the morning.
The championship tournament is being played in Halifax and will feature 24 games over the course of six days.
“Lacrosse Nova Scotia is honoured to be host of the 2014 Founders’ Cup,” said Mike Hayes, Lacrosse Nova Scotia president. “The Founders’ Cup represents a rich history of great lacrosse being playing throughout the country and is emblematic of the founders of organized Lacrosse. Hosting the 2014 Founders’ Cup in a historic venue such as the Halifax Forum seems like a perfect fit; HaliLAX residents have the opportunity to experience what the great game of lacrosse is all about.”
For more information on the event plus the full schedule, visit: http://founderscup2014.ca