It is 1,518 miles from Orangeville, Ontario to Denver, Colorado. If you asked two boys from Orangeville if they thought their friendship would travel that distance, they may not even comprehend your question. However, if you ask Dillon Ward and Jeremy Noble now how far their friendship has traveled, they would answer “1,518 miles”.
In July, Ward and Noble will travel 6,847 more miles; this time to represent their home country. Today, the Canadian Lacrosse Association named Ward and Noble to a 23-man roster that will represent Team Canada, the defending World Champions, in the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championship in Netanya, Israel.
The 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championship will be held in Netanya, Israel on July 12-21, 2018. Canada will be one of 46 countries making a gold medal run.
Ward is no stranger to donning a Canadian jersey on the world stage. When Denver hosted the tournament in 2014, Ward’s “stone wall” goaltending helped propel Canada to their third gold medal win. Ward was named MVP of the tournament, becoming the first goalie to ever receive the honor.
Noble played alongside Ward in 2014, having just played his final season with the University of Denver men’s lacrosse. Noble made one assist in Canada’s gold-medal game against the United States.
This July, as Ward and Noble take the field once again in Netanya, Mammoth General Manager Dan Carey will serve as team coordinator for Canada.
For more information about the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championship, click HERE.