15 Years of “WLL” Ends With Sale Of Sportstown
Les “Wally” Wolanski has been running an off season program consisting of a mix of lacrosse players that had everything from Masters players up to NLL players. Over the last few years he’s also added the kids of the Masters players as well. Two generations playing Wallyball on the floors of Sportstown every year from September to March.
The facility went up for sale a couple years back and is now set for demolition this summer thus ending all the programs running there including the Wally Lacrosse League. A “league” unto itself that included hacks, slashes, crease violations, hand balls and NLL size nets.
If you are one of the lucky ones to have participated then you carry away great memories of great times and of course some great lacrosse that was played there. An end of an era.
Thanks Wally for all the good times!
2015 Box Season Kicks Off Easter Weekend
Its that traditional time of year when the ice gets removed from most arenas and box lacrosse starts up all around the lower mainland. This year the 10th annual Ice Breaker takes place on Friday April 3rd with final games Saturday April 4th.
Taking place in North Vancouver at the Harry Jerome arena the tournament features two divisions. In division 1 it will be the Burnaby Coasters, Burnaby Firefighters, New West O’Keefs and the home team Cowboys. In division 2 the teams featured are the South Fraser Stickmen, Surrey Firefighters, Vancouver Justice and Poco Saints.
For complete schedule see the tournament page.
Registration Closing Soon
Be aware that registration for the upcoming season will be closing out soon. There will be a drop in night April 12 at the Poco Arena followed by a draft night season April 19th. Drop in night is open to all registered players so that some of those can dust off their sticks.
The draft night sessions are so the team captains can evaluate this years group of registered players. Games will be set up in advance based on who you played for last year and those new to the league will be allocated to a team. Schedule to be coming out soon.
As well during the first two weeks of the season the league will be holding a referendum to see if the players want to move the league to a winter season where they will play out of the LEC field house. More on this coming soon.