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Roots Box Lacrosse announces USBOXLA-sanctioned Roch Vegas Showdown

By Press Release, 11/07/19, 7:00AM PST


The inaugural Roch Vegas Showdown is powered by Roots Box Lacrosse, the NLL's Rochester Knighthawks, ML8 Events, and USBOXLA. (Photo: Rochester Knighthawks)

Roots Box Lacrosse is proud to present Rochester's top box lacrosse event, the inaugural Roch Vegas Showdown. Powered by the Rochester Knighthawks, ML8 Events and the US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA), the tournament will take place in Rochester, New York, on Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9, 2020. 

Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams from throughout the northeast United States and Canada will make this the most competitive box lacrosse event around.

"I am thrilled to host a box event in conjunction with the Knighthawks," said Roots Box Lacrosse founder and director Brad Gillies. "I am confident this will be an international event with the best box competition in the area. Bringing in great Canadian clubs exposes the American clubs to true box lacrosse, and my goal is to bring that here to Rochester."

All teams are schedule to play four games with the 9th/10th-grade teams having the potential to play games at the Blue Cross Arena on Sunday. As part of the registration fee, every player attending the USBOXLA-sanctioned tournament will receive a ticket to the Rochester Knighthawks vs. Vancouver Warriors game at 2pm on February 9.

For all inquiries, please email Brad Gillies at

February 8 and February 9
5th/6th Grade
7th/8th Grade
9th/10th Grade
Tri-County Sports Complex
856 Walworth Penfield Rd, Macedon, NY 14502
Blue Cross Arena
100 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14614
About Roots Box Lacrosse
Roots Box Lacrosse's mission is to bring Rochester youth lacrosse players the best indoor ("BOX") lacrosse training the area has to offer. Roots is built upon teaching the grass root fundamentals of box by the people that know box best in Rochester. Box lacrosse can greatly impact skill development from beginners to experienced players. To truly gain the benefits of playing box, it has to be done right. Roots Box Lacrosse is built upon authentic box drills that are done by NLL pros on a regular basis. Current NCAA coaches love recruiting players with a box background, evident by the influx of Canadians in the NCAA now, because of the skills box provides. We are dedicated to providing the best and safest box programs the area has to offer.