The Orangeville Northmen, one of the most accomplished clubs in Canada, will be attending Border Wars (Photo: Dave Fryer)
This inaugural USBOXLA-sanctioned event, the association’s first to be held outside of the United States, will be co-hosted with the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Toronto Rock, with games played at the team’s state-of-the-art Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario.
Border Wars, which was announced just last month, generated interest from all over the country, but ultimately five local Ontario-based clubs were selected. These clubs will enter twelve teams across five stacked divisions, providing the Team USBOXLA program with arguably their most challenging competition yet.
“The immediate interest and record-high response we received for this event was beyond what we were anticipating,” said NLL legend, USBOXLA coach, and TRAC Director, Colin Doyle. “We heard from so many clubs, even ones outside of the province, that eagerly wanted to attend Border Wars.
“I believe the caliber of teams taking part in the first-ever Border Wars will make for an extremely skilled and competitive event. It will also provide Team USBOXLA East with competition that will allow them to test themselves against some of Canada’s best youth box lacrosse players competing today.”
Divisions will include:
Guelph, Halton Hills, Orangeville, and Team USBOXLA East
Guelph, Halton Hills, Oakville, Orangeville, and Team USBOXLA East
Guelph, Halton Hills, Mimico, Oakville, Orangeville, and Team USBOXLA East
The 2020 Team USBOXLA East roster will be announced next week. A full schedule for USBOXLA Border Wars will be confirmed in the weeks leading up to the event. For more information on Border Wars please visit usboxla.com/borderwars.
The US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA) is the country’s largest and most recognized box-specific governing body operating today. USBOXLA is a 501(c)3 charitable corporation whose mission is to develop and promote box lacrosse in the United States through a unified organization that provides high-value services, programs, and benefits to its members. Founded in 2010 by current University of Denver Associate Head Coach, Matt Brown, and former National Lacrosse League player, Shaydon Santos, USBOXLA has grown from a small regional association to one that presently serves over 25,000 individual members all over the US, all playing box lacrosse the right way.