With an 8-6 win on Monday night on Vancouver Island, the Victoria Shamrocks now hold a 2-1 advantage in the best of seven series over the Six Nations Chiefs. The winner of the series is crowned champion of Senior Men’s Lacrosse in Canada, and gets to hoist the monstrous Mann Cup.
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The Victoria Shamrocks have punched their tickets to the Mann Cup Finals and are set to face The Six Nations Chiefs. Victoria knocked off two-time reigning WLA champions, the Langley Thunder. The Six Nations Chiefs swept the Brooklin Redmen four games to none and have been eagerly awaiting to see who they will do battle with – and they finally have their answer. Six Nations touched down in Victoria yesterday afternoon and are set to begin the series this Friday.
I am always impressed by the stick handling of these players, and although I was 8 years old when this game took place, it still looks like it’s from a different time and place. I guess 25 years IS a different time and place… Maybe it’s just me, but I still think it is amazing how much the game can change, and even more shocking that it can do so in such a short period of time.
This amazing video features the Mississauga Tomahawks playing against the Etobicoke Eclipse in their final season before folding in OLA Jr A lacrosse. John Taveres played for Mississauga, where he took home Rookie of the Year honors in the OLA in 1988.