Canada Wins Inaugural IIJL Commonwealth Cup

by CLL

photos courtesy of Luke Hanna* and Craig Templeton^

Canada wins the inaugural 2023 IIJL Commonwealth Cup over Australia by a final score of 10-4. on a beautiful and breezy Saturday night in Altona. That Canada Development Team (CANDT) finished the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record. 

The full championship final game is available above for fans to watch who missed their 5:00 AM to 2:00 AM alarms. If there are any problems watching the championship game a direct link is available here.

[PHOTO: Post game group photo with Australia and Canada^]

Player of the Game went to Swift Current's Shane Friesen who made 28 Saves with a .933 SA% in 43.57 Minutes Player. Friesen finished the championship with 75 Saves, 6.47 Goals Against Average, and a .827 Save Percentage.

[PHOTO: Players of the Game, for Canada #33 Shane Friesen, for Australia #0 Blake Watson^]

Canada handed out the Outback Lacrosse Award to Cole Pottle who played solid defence all tournament and was rock solid in the championship game. 

[PHOTO: Cole Pottle Outback Lacrosse Award] 

The Canada Development Team will hit the floor next in Bratislava, Slovakia on Friday, April 20th, at 8:00 PM local time, before making their way to Prague, Czech Republic to compete in the 2023 E-Box.