2022 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship Tickets On Sale
WINNIPEG, MB — For the second consecutive year the Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) will host the IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The 2022 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship (2022 WJLC) will take place August 8-14, 2022 welcoming back a full lineup of six countries, Australia, Canada, Haudenosaunee, Israel, Poland, and the United States competing for a gold medal over thirteen games.
Travel restrictions due to the pandemic forced the cancellation then modification of the 2020 and 2021 championships, respectively. The modified 2021 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship featured a three-game cumulative goal series pitting Canada East against Canada West held in a controlled environment, with no fans, during a week-long bubble with zero COVID-19 transmissions.
“Both True North Sports + Entertainment and Tourism Winnipeg have been phenomenal since we began this journey over three years ago.” said Chris Fox, President of the Canadian Lacrosse League. “While last year’s championship was a great success, we are very excited to welcome the other nations to Winnipeg and showcase lacrosse at Canada Life Centre.” added Fox.
“We’re honoured to have the World Junior Lacrosse Championship back at Canada Life Centre this year. We were proud to pull off the event safely last year with just the Canadian athletes, but these events are about bringing people together – bringing together different countries and teams to compete against each other and bringing together fans to cheer them on. We can’t wait to host that kind of atmosphere this August” said Kevin Donnelly, Sr. Vice President of Venues & Entertainment with True North.
The world's best junior lacrosse players will compete in two round-robin groups, with the teams finishing first in each group advancing to the semi-finals, while the second and third place teams in each group will crossover to see which nation advances to the semi-finals.
Tournament organizers are honoured to have the Haudenosaunee, the only Indigenous nation that competes internationally, play lacrosse - the Creator’s Game on Treaty One lands, the original territories of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota, Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Red River Métis.
Schedule for the 2022 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship can be found by visiting worldjuniorlacrossechampionship.com.
Tickets for the 2022 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship are available now exclusively through Ticketmaster.
ABOUT CANADIAN LACROSSE LEAGUE
The Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) was established in 2016 as a Founding Member Nation of International Indoor Junior Lacrosse (IIJL) to compete annually in the IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship (WJLC) as Canada. The CLL is the first major junior lacrosse league in history and will feature intra-league competition between the Ontario Lacrosse League (OLL) and Western Lacrosse League (WLL). For more information about CLL, visit canadianlacrosseleague.com and connect with the CLL on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @CLLlacrosse.
ABOUT IIJL WORLD JUNIOR LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP
Founded in 2015 the IIJL World Junior Championship (WJLC) is an annual international indoor/box lacrosse tournament for teams consisting of players twenty one years of age and younger. For more information visit worldjuniorlacrossechampionship.com and follow the championship on social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using @2022WJLC.