2022 Saskatchewan Regional Combine Recap
SASKATOON, SK – On Sunday the Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) welcomed a record number of lacrosse players from across Saskatchewan to showcase their skills, athleticism, and lacrosse IQ in front of Canada staff.
Players took part in two sessions at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, SK for the opportunity to be named to a Canada roster for the 2022 IIJL World Junior, World U18, and World U16 Lacrosse Championships.
The 2022 Saskatchewan Regional Combine was scheduled in coordination with the Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association (SLA) to minimizing any scheduling conflict and provide a maximum number of Saskatchewan players to participate.
[PHOTO: #22 in White Brayden Rieger dives cross-crease on goaltender Ryan Horbay]
Since 2015 the CLL has provided twenty-eight (28) registered SLA players with the opportunity to play lacrosse internationally, including winning a World Junior gold medal in 2018 in front of friends and family at SaskTel Centre, home of the Saskatchewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League (NLL).
"Lacrosse participation in Saskatchewan has skyrocketed over the last 10 years." praised Chris Fox, President of the CLL. "Coaches and executives have taken a 'Player First' approach and the benefits are measurable." added Fox.
Since 2017, six (6) Saskatchewan players have been drafted to the NLL (draft year); Anthony Hallborg (2017), Zach Gould (2018), Colin Berglof (2019), Laine Hruska (2020), Wyatt Haux (2020), and Keagan White (2021) - all of whom have played for Canada at the World Juniors.
The final Regional Combine in preparation for the 2022 international championship calendar will take place in Ontario on Saturday March 26, 2022.