Canada national indoor lacrosse team

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Canada national indoor lacrosse team
Medal record
World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
Gold medal – first place 2003 Toronto
Gold medal – first place 2007 Halifax
Gold medal – first place 2011 Prague
Gold medal – first place 2015 Onondaga Nation

The Canada national indoor lacrosse team represents Canada in international tournaments of indoor lacrosse. It is the best national box lacrosse team in the world, having won all four World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, starting with the 2003 ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championship held in Canada. Team Canada has never lost a game in the tournament. Their biggest rivals are the Iroquois Nationals, who have finished in second place in all four tournaments.

Team Canada consists of primarily of professional players from the National Lacrosse League. Many players also play Major Series Lacrosse or in the Western Lacrosse Association.

World Indoor Lacrosse Championship[edit]


The first World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Canada entered the tournament as the favourite to win. They went through the six-team group without any losses. In the semifinals they beat Team USA. Team Canada, led by captain Jim Veltman, won the gold medal match against Iroquois Nationals 21-4 and became the first World Indoor Lacrosse Champions.


2007 World Indoor Lacross Championship in Halifax

The second World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was held in Canada again, this time in Halifax. The tournament was divided in two groups of four teams. Canada met Ireland, Australia and the United States in group play. They prevailed in all three matches to reach the semifinals, where they would meet England. Canada won 24-8 to move to the final, where they met the Iroquois Nationals again. Canada was down during the second and third quarters, but thanks to two goals from John Grant, Jr., they ended up taking the game to overtime. After thirty seconds, Jeff Zywicki scored his first goal of the game, so Team Canada could be crowned as the World Champion again.


The 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was held in the Czech Republic, the first time the tournament was held outside of Canada. The format of the tournament remained the same and the Canadians met Australia, England and Slovakia in group play. Canada went through unbeaten again. They beat Team USA 15-10 in the semifinal. In the final, they met the Iroquois Nationals again, and won 13-6.


The Onondaga Nation near Syracuse, New York hosted the 2015 WILC. Once again, the Canadian team went undefeated and took gold while the Iroquois took the silver and the United States bronze.


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