Manitoba Lacrosse Association Announces Staff For 2021 Canada Games Girls Lacrosse Team

The Manitoba Lacrosse Association is pleased to announce Kim Winzoski as Head Coach of Manitoba’s 2021 Canada Games girls lacrosse team. Joining Kim on the staff will be John Harding, Don Jacks, and Daina Ojala.

Kim, who was recently named Volunteer of The Year by the MLA for 2019, has been a longtime coach, manager, and administrator with the North Winnipeg Falcons as well as the Secretary and Registrar for the Red River Lacrosse Association. We look forward to working with Kim as she grows into her new role as Head Coach and builder of the girls program.

Ojala, with her experience as a coach and administrator in the Wizards organization, will be working closely with Kim on the managerial side but also brings experience as a coach in both lacrosse and ringette.

Harding has been coaching box lacrosse in Manitoba for over twenty years since his playing days and will offer a wealth of technical experience to the budding program.

Jacks will play a similar role as Harding, bringing his many years of playing experience at some of the highest levels both nationally and internationally, as well as his years of coaching experience with both Team Manitoba and local club teams.

With lacrosse’s inclusion in the 2021 Canada Games, Manitoba has been gifted an avenue to start sustainable girls-specific lacrosse programs, something that has been missing for too long in the province.

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.

If you are interested in trying girls-only lacrosse or have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Manitoba Lacrosse Association at lacrosse@sportmanitoba.ca and visit https://www.mbgirlslacrosse.ca/ to stay up-to-date.

TMADP Returns January 2020

The Manitoba Lacrosse Association is pleased to announce the return of the Team Manitoba Athlete Development Program.

After a successful inaugural season in 2018/2019, TMADP will run from January 4th, 2020 through March 28th, 2020.

The program will be run by Manitoba’s Canada Games team staff; Cory Henkewich, Brett Morrison, and Blaze Bezecki.

The program will have two tiers of development; a Bantam/Midget Development program, open to players born 2004-2007 (under-age applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis), and a Midget/Junior High-Performance program, open to players born 1999-2005. The High-Performance tier will have an application process for entry.

Early Bird Pricing will be open until November 15th.

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Find the registration form here

Registration Forms should be completed and sent to the MLA office at lacrosse@sportmanitoba.ca.

Any questions or inquiries can be directed to the MLA office at lacrosse@sportmanitoba.ca.

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.

2019 MLA Annual General Meeting

The 2019 MLA AGM will be taking place Sunday, October 20th at Sturgeon Heights C.C. at 5:30 PM. Please follow the link for more information on the event.

Proposed Amendments to the By-Laws are as follows:

https://manitobalacrossecom.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/amendment-001.pdf

https://manitobalacrossecom.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/amendment-002.pdf

https://manitobalacrossecom.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/amendment-003.pdf

https://manitobalacrossecom.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/amendment-004.pdf

https://manitobalacrossecom.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/amendment-005.pdf

https://manitobalacrossecom.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/amendment-006.pdf

https://manitobalacrossecom.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/amendment-007.pdf

https://manitobalacrossecom.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/amendment-008.pdf

https://manitobalacrossecom.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/amendment-009.pdf

https://manitobalacrossecom.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/amendment-010.pdf

https://manitobalacrossecom.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/amendment-011.pdf

We hope to see all our members there!

The Manitoba Lacrosse Association Calls For Applications For 2021 Canada Games Staff

The Manitoba Lacrosse Association is pleased to announce that the application period for prospective staff members of Manitoba’s 2021 Canada Games lacrosse teams is now open. Applications will be accepted from July 12th through August 2nd. Applications received outside of this time frame will not be accepted.

Applicants may apply as Head Coach and/or Assistant Coach of both the girls and/or boys lacrosse teams.

An information session will be held Thursday, July 25th, 6:00 PM at Sport Manitoba for all applicants.

Please review the MLA Canada Games Staff Selection Policy prior to applying.

The 2021 Canada Games will take place August 6-21, 2021 in Niagara, Ontario. See the CLA press release for additional details.

Application forms can be found here. Please send completed applications to lacrosse@sportmanitoba.ca.