The WILC is off and running! Exciting times for international box lacrosse. It’s being played in Prague and the field is comprised of 8 different countries, from across the globe. In Group A, we have Canada, England, Australia, and Slovakia. Group B has the Iroquois Nationals, The USA, The Czech Republic, and Ireland. Canada and England are both 1-0, while both the US and the Iroquois are 2-0 in Group B. It’s been mostly blowouts early, but that is soon to change!
And here’s a bonus question… Can you use a longstick in box lacrosse? ( e.g. a stick longer than 42 inches?)
Ireland vs. The Iroquois Nationals
England vs. Australia – just from the photos this looks like a REALLY physical game.
USA vs The Czech Republic – Brian Langtry’s hair gives us all something to aspire to. USA channels their inner 1980 US Hockey team with the uniforms. Super sweet sweaters.
Canada vs. Slovakia – Canada has cool jerseys and what look like the same new Gait gloves that Virginia got for their Elite 8 game. A step in the same direction, but from appearance along, they’re a step up. Canada loves boxla. Winner winner.
USA vs Ireland
The Czech Republic vs The Iroquois Nationals
For full galleries of all the games, you can check out Mr. Eduard Erben’s (CPA Czech Photo) most excellent photographic work. Really great stuff!!! The answer to the bonus question is yes. You can use a stick up to 46″ long. Is Sid Smith is rocking one?