Lacrosse doesn't stop during the NLL off-season. Here are a few game highlights from Mammoth players who take the turf and the field all year long.
July 24 -- Joey Cupido received the 2018 NLL Transition Player of the Year Award. Cupido previously received the award in 2015. In the 2018 season, Cupido scored the second-most points of all NLL defensemen (27), posting the second-most shorthanded goals in the NLL (5).
FIL World Championship
July 21 -- Team Canada took silver in the FIL World Championship in Netanya, Israel on Saturday, July 21. Team U.S.A won gold, edging past Canada in a 9-8 finish.
At the championship’s conclusion, Dillon Ward, who made 74 saves in seven games (0.65 SV%), was named Outstanding Goalie and made the All-World Team.
Jeremy Noble also played for Team Canada in Netanya, scoring five points (2G, 3A) in Canada’s seven games played.
Major Series Lacrosse
July 24 -- The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers cliched first place in the MSL with a 7-3 win over the Six Nations Chiefs. Robert Hope had one assist.
July 23 -- Steve Fryer, playing for the Oakville Rock against the Coburg Kodiaks, started in the net for the third time this MSL season. Fryer ended the game with an 0.813 save percentage. The Rock fell to the Kodiaks who won 9-7.
July 22 -- Ryan Lee led the Coburg Kodiaks with six points (5G, 1A) against the Brooklin Redmen. The Kodiaks lost to the Redmen who won 11-8.
July 19 -- Ryan Lee led the Coburg Kodiaks with three points (1G, 2A) in a matchup against the Peterborough Lakers. The final score was 10-3 Lakers.
July 18 -- Robert Hope scored his first goal of the Major Series Lacrosse season. Hope’s team, the Peterborough Century 21 Lakers, beat the Brooklin Redmen, 16-7.
Western Lacrosse Association
The WLA Playoffs begin on August 1. New Westminster, Victoria, Maple Ridge and Nanaimo will advance to the postseason.
July 22 -- Brody Eastwood scored two points (1G, 1A) for the Nanaimo Timbermen in a game against the Coquitlam Adanacs. The Timbermen won the game 11-6, clinching a WLA Playoff berth for the first time since 2007.
July 20 -- Brandon Humphrey, started in net for the Maple Ridge Burrards against the Victoria Shamrocks. In his second full game in the net this season, Humphrey had a save percentage of 0.803.
July 19 -- Eli McLaughlin led the Burnaby Lakers with nine points (5G, 4A) in a game against the New Westminster Salmonbellies. The Lakers fell in overtime to the Salmonbellies, 13-12.