The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced the schedule for its fifth annual Junior NLL Tournament, a weekend-long competition featuring youth clubs representing NLL teams across North America. Teams from three divisions will compete at the Toronto Rock Athletic Center and Glen Abbey Community Center in Oakville, Ontario from Friday, August 25 to Sunday August 27.
Junior clubs for Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, New England Black Wolves, Rochester Knighthawks, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth, along with Junior Edmonton and Junior Philadelphia clubs, will compete with players participating across Peewee, Bantam and Midget age levels. The teams follow modified NLL playing rules to create a safe, yet competitive, environment for the young athletes. Players, coaches and staff from the NLL will take part in the weekend, which will kick off with an opening ceremony and skills competition on Friday August 25.
“The Rock have been incredibly instrumental in supporting this important grassroots programming since its inception and our partnership has solidified the success of the event year-after-year,” said Nick Sakiewicz, Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League. “Growing participation levels of box lacrosse across North America is a key focus for the League, and this event continues to help us reach that goal.”
Full tournament scores and statistics will be available on NLL.com.
“We’re excited and honored to once again open the doors of the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre to youth lacrosse players from across North America for the annual Jr. NLL tournament,” said Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick. “The tournament truly grows and gets better year after year and we’re looking forward to putting on another first-class event at the TRAC in August,” said Jamie Dawick – Owner, President & General Manager of the Toronto Rock.
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About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional indoor lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of nine franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, New England Black Wolves, Rochester Knighthawks, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. The Georgia Swarm