2022 Ontario Regional Combine Recap
SIX NATIONS – On Saturday the Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) welcomed players from all corners of Ontario to Six Nations to showcase their skills, athleticism, and lacrosse IQ in front of Canada staff.
Normally held in December and January, this year's Ontario Regional Combine was delayed due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant wave.
Dedicated Ontario players, who did not have prior lacrosse commitments, took part in two sessions at Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Six Nations of the Grand River for the opportunity to be named to a Canada roster for the 2022 IIJL World Junior, World U18, and World U16 Lacrosse Championships.
[PHOTO: Players impressed competing in higher age groups]
Since 2015 the CLL has provided Ontario Junior A, Junior B, and Junior C players with the opportunity to play lacrosse internationally, including winning a World Junior gold medal in 2019 in front of friends and family at Paramount Fine Foods Center in Mississauga, ON.
"Lacrosse players in Ontario continue to lead the way with their lacrosse IQ." praised Chris Fox, President of the CLL. "Having leagues and programs to compete in year-round gives Ontario player more reps than any other province." added Fox.
The CLL and Canada staff now enter the Summer Evaluation Period, during which time players compete exclusively with their Junior and Minor teams. Canada staff will not contact players until players have been eliminated for playoff contention in their respective junior leagues and completed all prior commitments with their minor associations.