Extreme Weather Closes Venue Cuts Quebec Regional Combine Short
MONTREAL, QC – On the evening of Saturday December, 11th forty (40) players from Quebec, who received the blessing to compete from the provincial association, ran through athletic testing prior to the start of a full game all in part to identify potential players for the Canada rosters that will compete at the 2022 IIJL World Junior, World U18, and World U16 Lacrosse Championships and beyond.
Over the course of the evening strong winds left more than 350,000 Hydro-Québec customers without power with gusts reaching 106 km/h at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. With the Quebec Regional Combine taking place at Le Club Dôme du West Island, an inflated-pressurized golf dome, venue operators were forced to evacuate the building.
"For all the obstacles that were thrown at us this weekend, overcoming all of them, only to have the combine cut short because of dangerous winds - well let's just say it's not something you even consider when playing box lacrosse." said Chris Fox, President of the Canadian Lacrosse League. "The support we received this weekend, locally here in Montreal, and across the country speaks to what we started back in 2015 at the first World Juniors and our focus to drive value for players with everything we do." added Fox.
The Canadian Lacrosse League is working with local organizers to complete the 2022 Quebec Regional Combine to ensure that those players who are seeking an opportunity to compete internationally have a platform and are showcased in front of Canada staff.
The next Regional Combine takes place in Langley, British Columbia on Sunday December 15th at the Langley Events Centre Fieldhouse. Invitations to select players have been sent. Any players wishing to express interest to participate can do so by clicking through the link provided here (click).