Ottawa, ON—Lacrosse Canada announced today the cancellation of the 2021 Minto Cup. This decision follows Lacrosse Canada’s announcement last month of the cancellation of 10 National Championships.
The Minto Cup is the Junior A Lacrosse National Championship, competed in by the provincial champions of the BC Junior A Lacrosse League (BCJALL), the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League (RMLL), and the Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League (OJALL). For around 75 years, this trophy has been presented to Canada’s top junior men’s lacrosse team.
“Lacrosse Canada continues to keep the health and safety of our lacrosse community as a top priority at this time,” said Shawn Williams, Lacrosse Canada President. “We recognize that the Minto Cup is an event that many Junior A players and fans look forward to each year. Lacrosse Canada, the BCJALL, the RMLL and the OJALL look forward to holding an unforgettable Minto Cup event in 2022.”
To clarify, this is not a cancellation of the lacrosse season in Canada. Junior A lacrosse will take place, with the BCJALL, RMLL and OJALL planning modified lacrosse seasons in accordance with their provincial health and safety regulations. The three leagues support their provincial association’s Return to Play guidelines and protocols and are looking to hold competitions within their provinces this summer if allowed.
The BCJALL, RMLL and OJALL expressed their support of the cancellation of the 2021 Minto Cup. The three leagues look forward to competing in the Minto Cup next year.
About Lacrosse Canada
Founded in 1867, Lacrosse Canada is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. Lacrosse Canada’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. Lacrosse Canada oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by World Lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - NormaTec Recovery Systems, RockTape, OPRO, Canadian Red Cross, Westjet, and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.
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