Aug 13,2014(ISN) – The National Lacrosse League has announced the second annual Junior NLL
Tournament, which features 21 youth teams representing eight NLL
franchises, will return to Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville,
Ontario from Aug. 29-31.
This year’s tournament, again hosted by the Toronto Rock, has grown
significantly with the addition of Midget competition to the Peewee and
Bantam divisions that battled for supremacy a year ago.
“Last year, we broke ground with the inaugural event,” said Rock owner and
president Jamie Dawick. “It was a great first year, but this year’s event
is bigger and better. We are excited to add more teams, more competition
and more NLL cities.”
In addition to the Rock, the Buffalo Bandits, Colorado Mammoth, Edmonton
Rush, Minnesota Swarm, Rochester Knighthawks and Vancouver Stealth, along
with the Jr. Wings, will be represented across Peewee, Bantam & Midget
teams in the competition. The teams will follow NLL playing rules in a
family-friendly environment with plenty of NLL players, coaches and staff
expected to be in attendance.
Fans will be able to watch select games from the tournament live online at
webcastsports.net, courtesy of JVI Video Production. A full broadcast
schedule will be released prior to the Labor Day weekend event.
The TRAC will also play host to the 2014 NLL Draft on Monday, Sept. 22
along with the Combine from Sept. 20-21 and Season Awards Ceremony on
Sunday, Sept. 21. The TRAC, which also serves as the Rock’s offices and
training facilities, has hosted several league events and NLL preseason
games over the past two years and remains as a hub for indoor lacrosse for
players of all ages and skill levels.