The Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association is excited to announce the formation of a new minor “A” Lacrosse league in Saskatchewan that will provide a crucial step forward in helping to grow our National Summer Sport! This league will provide higher competitive play for our more developed athletes allowing them to take their skills to the elite level.
The Saskatchewan “A” Lacrosse League will begin play for the 2019 Lacrosse season. The Pee Wee and Bantam division will have a full league schedule complete with Provincial Championships. The Provincial Championships will also include a Midget division. The inaugural season will house the following four teams:
The first Pee Wee game will take place Wednesday, April 17th at 7:30pm at the Cooperators Arena in Regina between the Regina Barracuda and Saskatoon SWAT while the first Bantam game will take place Thursday, April 18th, also at 7:30pm at the Cooperator’s in Regina between the Regina Barracuda and Saskatoon SWAT.
Please see below for comments from Alex Kratz, Commission of the Saskatchewan “A” Lacrosse League, and Shawn Williams, Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association President.
“The formation of this league is a huge step towards growth of Lacrosse as it will provide more opportunities for competition and growth. The SLA looks forward to watching this league grow and to all the great accomplishments it will bring to Lacrosse in Saskatchewan” - Shawn Williams, SLA President.
The Saskatchewan A Lacrosse League is something lacrosse in this province has been building towards since the second A lacrosse club was formed 3 seasons ago. The Northern LumberJax, Regina Barracuda, Saskatoon SWAT, and Southern Elites are the inaugural teams for the league, bringing elite lacrosse players together from every corner of the province. This is a very exciting time for lacrosse in this province and I am happy to be a part of this growth! - Alex Kratz, Commissioner Sask A Lacrosse League
The league would not have come to fruition if it wasn’t for all the hard work of the volunteers from the different Lacrosse communities that were involved. The SLA is grateful to everyone for their hard work that has helped us take another step in growing the game across Saskatchewan.
For any media who wish to obtain inquiries from the SLA about the formation of the Saskatchewan “A” Lacrosse League please contact the SLA Office at 306.780.9216 ext. 1 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org