Jeff Gombar – BC Lacrosse Association
May 13, 2013, Ottawa, ON (ISN) – Get ready B.C. lacrosse fans, high-energy, high-skilled, intense lacrosse action is coming your way this August as the Minto Cup is returning to British Columbia for the 2013 Minto Cup championship.
Hosted by the British Columbia Lacrosse Association (BCLA) and the BC Junior ‘A’ Lacrosse League (BCJALL), the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s (CLA) Canadian Junior ‘A’ National Championship will operate in its current four-team format. The championship will start with round-robin play on Saturday August 17th at Queens Park Arena in New Westminster, BC. After four days of round-robin play, the championship round will begin Thursday August 22nd with the final two teams competing for the coveted title in a best-of-five playoff series.
“We are ready to put on a great event here in BC” said Ken Wood, BCJALL Commissioner and host organizer of the 2013 Minto Cup. “The BCLA and BCJALL are excited to host the 2013 Minto Cup at Queens Park Arena. We look forward to welcoming the Ontario and Alberta champions to the west coast in August. Trust us when we say that you will not want to miss this – the best of the best in Junior ‘A’ Canadian lacrosse will be here and competition will be fierce.”
“An exciting addition to this year’s Minto Cup schedule is the best-of-five playoff series” said Joey Harris, CLA President. “B.C. lacrosse fans are in for an action-packed 10 days of premier lacrosse. We recently announced changes to the format of the championship that will take effect in 2014 but that will not overshadow this great event. The BCLA and BCJALL have a rich hosting history and know what it takes to put on top-rate national championship” continued Harris.
The Minto Cup features some of the top Junior ‘A’ lacrosse players in the country. It continues to be the “event not to miss” each year, and this year will be no exception – this year’s Minto Cup will be sure to sell out quickly so mark your calendars now.
When: August 17th – 26th, 2013
Where: Queens Park Arena in New Westminster, BC
Ticket information will be made available soon – continue to check www.lacrosse.ca for more information on the 2013 Minto Cup.