Dear Lacrosse Supporters, As you may have heard, the Jr. A Mounties and the Jr. A Raiders are co-hosting the Canadian Lacrosse Association National Minto Cup Jr A Championship in Calgary this summer. The Minto Committee has been hard at work for months to put together a quality National Championship that will reflect the caliber…
EXPERIENCE CANADA’S PREMIER JUNIOR A NATIONAL LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP
Tickets are now available for the 2018 Minto Cup, Canada’s Junior A National Championship
SHERWOOD PARK, Alberta—Tickets for the 2018 Minto Cup are available now! The Minto Cup returns to Calgary, Alberta and will take place from August 16th to August 26th, 2018. The Minto Cup will feature the top Junior A teams from Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario competing for the prestigious Minto Cup Trophy.
General admission tickets are $15.00 for round-robin games and $20.00 for Semi-Finals and Championship games. All Access Passes for the entire week are available to purchase for $80.00 prior to July 16th, 2018 and will cost $95.00 after the deadline. There are discounts available for Seniors and Youth on All Access Passes and Single Game Tickets, as well as discounts for single-game tickets when purchasing five (5) or more! A full listing of ticket prices is available here.
The Minto Cup is awarded annually to the champion junior men’s box lacrosse team of Canada originally, the competition was between all-star provincial teams formed by adding players to the provincial champion. In 1960 this practice was abandoned, and the trophy has since been competed for by the Junior A provincial champions of British Columbia of the British Columbia Junior A Lacrosse League, Ontario of the Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League and recently Alberta, of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League.
SPONSORSHIP & VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
Click to view and fill out the 2018 Minto Cup Sponsorship Sheet
The sign up for volunteer positions will be done electronically. This site is live now! The website is: Minto Volunteers . Please click on the WORD VOLUNTEERS in the link to be taken directly to the MINTO site.The available slots and job descriptions are outlined on the website. Please click on “VIEW” to see available shifts. (If you have trouble with this link, you can also access the website at: https://signup.com/group/977034161262340031.) We encourage everyone to sign up early and sign up frequently!
In a close, hard fought series that always came down to a couple goals, the Mounties have fallen short to the Okotoks Raiders. Game five was close all the way to the final buzzer, but the Raiders were able to calm the late push and hold on the win to seal the series. The Mounties…
Game three was the first to be played at home for the Mounties in the Peppardome and was a tight battle the whole way through. The Mounties got behind the eight ball early but then kept themselves within two for the majority of the game. As the see-saw game continued, the Raiders were able to…
#26 Malcolm MacInnes
Malcolm was drafted 1st overall in the 2018 draft out of the Calgary Sabrecats organization. It is rare for a player to jump straight from midget to junior A, but Malcolm is a special player with a special pedigree. He played on the Team Alberta Midget team that won the Canadian national championship in 2017; the first Alberta team to ever win gold at the minor nationals. Malcolm can play the full floor: offence, defence, and transition. It is a big learning curve to go from midget to junior A, but Malcolm is learning a lot and getting better every game. The Mounties are optimistic that Malcolm will continue to develop and become a contributor in the road to the 2018 Minto Cup. Illustrating the promise that the Mounties see in Malcolm is that he was given #26, the first player to wear the number since Dan Taylor (Mounties all-time leading scorer and current pro) graduated in 2014.
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A slow start combined with a late breakdown led the Mounties to losing game one of the final series. This game had comebacks and excellent goaltending, making it a great one for the fans. Even though the Mounties outshot the Raiders 48 to 38… they still couldn’t seem to bring home that W. The boys…
Mounties take down game three to sweep the SWAT in the best of five series. With the SWAT playing desperate ball, the Mounties were in for a battle. This was great preparation for the boys as they have their work cut out for them against the Raiders in the finals. The first period was all…
The Mounties played the first two games of playoffs against the SWAT and got down to business. Securing both games put the boys in an excellent position going into next weekend and taking a 2-0 series lead in the best of five. Having two solid games of defence, combined with an offensive overload led to…