All MLA-Sanctioned Activities Postponed Until Further Notice Due To Concern Over COVID-19

Following the decision of other Provincial and National Sport Organizations, the Manitoba Lacrosse Association has made the difficult decision to postpone all MLA-sanctioned activities until further notice due to concerns over COVID-19. The health and safety of our lacrosse family is our top priority and it is with your protection in mind that the Manitoba Lacrosse Association Board of Directors has decided on taking these measures. All games, practices, programs, camps, and clinics are to be postponed until further notice, effective March 14, 2020.

The MLA recognizes the amount of work that has been put forth by our volunteers and athletes in preparation for the start of the 2020 Box and Field Lacrosse seasons, but at this time, we feel this is the necessary precaution to take in order to do our part in keeping our community safe. Though we cannot provide a timeline on when activities will resume, we assure you that any developments will be communicated with our membership.

Announcing Toba Elite 16U

We are very proud to announce a new High-Performance travel program within the MLA.

Toba elite was put together to unite all parties within the Manitoba Lacrosse Association with the common goal of a strong 16U program for our athletes. This program in 2020 is for athletes born in 2004/2005.

Toba Elite will participate in two travel tournaments:

  • CDP 16U “A” Tournament – Saskatoon, SK April 24-26
  • Canada Day Tournament – Calgary, AB June 26-29

This program will be led by Manitoba’s 2021 Canada Games Boys team/TMADP staff:

  • Cory Henkewich (Head Coach)
  • Brett Morrison (Assistant Coach)
  • Blaze Bezecki (Assistant Coach)

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Manitoba Lacrosse Association Names Henkewich Head Coach Of 2021 Canada Games Team; Announces Full Staff

The Manitoba Lacrosse Association is pleased to announce Cory Henkewich as Head Coach of Manitoba’s 2021 Canada Games boys lacrosse team. Joining Cory on the staff will be Luc Magnan, Brett Morrison, and Blaze Bezecki

Cory, who has gained a wealth of coaching experience in relatively short time over the last 10 years in both box and field lacrosse, has most recently been the head coach of the Manitoba Blizzard Jr. B lacrosse club of the RMLL for the last two seasons. 

Morrison has worked closely with Henkewich in their various coaching endeavours over the years with Team Manitoba, club box and field programs, and development programs such as True Lacrosse and most recently the Team Manitoba Athlete Development Program. Morrison and Henkewich’s names have been synonymous with player development in Manitoba for the last handful of years.

From Pine Falls, MB, Luc Magnan is the only Manitoban playing in the National Lacrosse League. Entering his fifth season in the NLL and first with the newly named Halifax Thunderbirds, Luc will be an integral part of the staff, bringing the coaching experience he has gained as a coach at the Hill Academy and the Toronto Beaches Lacrosse Club in addition to his experience as a professional lacrosse player. 

Bezecki, a 2019 graduate of the Manitoba Blizzard Jr. B Lacrosse Club, was the leading scorer in their division this year as well as team captain. Blaze brings the experience that he has gained through his years on a very successful Manitoba Blizzard team that won back-to-back RMLL championships in 2016 and 2017, as well as a coach with the Team Manitoba Athlete Development Program. 

The 2021 Canada Games will take place August 6th-21st, 2021 in Niagara, Ontario. The box lacrosse tournament will consist of players in the U17 age group which will be players born in 2005 or later. 2021 will be the first year that lacrosse will be included in the Canada Games since 1985.

2017 Provincial Schedule Announced!

Game Optimist East Game Optimist West
Thursday June 8th
5:30 1 GC v WK
Friday June 9th
4:00 2 RE v ESS 3 POW v SEL
5:30 4 SH v GC
7:00 5 ESS v POW 6 RE v SEL
Saturday June 10th
10:00 7 SH v WK
11:30 8 POW v RE 9 ESS v SEL
3:00 10 1st D1 v 1st D2 11 2nd D1 v 3rd D1
Sunday June 11th
10:00 12 2nd D2 v L 10
12:00 13 3rd D2 v 4th  D2
1:30 14 L 11 v W 12
3:00 15 W 10 v W 11

ReLax Senior Lacrosse Tournament Dates Announced!

It’s Time to ReLax!

The 2017 installment of the ReLax Senior Tournament will take place from Wednesday May 23rd to Sunday May 28th. The tournament continues to engage players who have aged out of Midget and who don’t have a viable league to play in. To date, there are 64 registered players and they are looking to add at least twenty more to fill out the rosters.

In addition to the tournament, there will be a Social on the night of Saturday May 27th that is sure to include a variety of good conversation on a variety of topics, not just lacrosse. The ReLax tournament endeavors to be a unique event to keep both Junior and Senior aged players actively involved in the lacrosse game and community.

For more information, please visit their website.