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Box lacrosse has been played by both male and female in Ontario for more than 50 years.
Men’s Box Lacrosse
Ontario Senior A players and Rochester Iroquois Seniors (circa1947).
Ontario Senior players would play exhibition games against teams in the Indigenous Senior league (Upper State New York). Players were paid $25 per game (2021 ~$400 Cdn ).
In goal – Bruce Hill OLHOF 1999, centre right (no helmet) – Alvie “Boots” Martin OLHOF 2000, centre – Vince Gilkinson .
Girls’/Women’s Box Lacrosse
Senior A Provincial Championship 1974. West Mall (Etobicoke) defeated SELA to win their first of four consecutive Senior/Intermediate (15-19yrs) championships. The West Mall/Etobicoke team was the dominant club in Ontario from 1974 to 1977 winning 114 games.
Girls/Women began playing box lacrosse in 1970 and continue to date to field numerous teams throughout Ontario.
Left to right – Cindy Taber, Debbie Bissonette, Cheryl Green, Cathy Krasnozon
The Ontario Lacrosse Festival, launched in 2004, is a ten-day lacrosse event hosted in the Durham Region, Ontario. The Festival each summer includes 500 box lacrosse teams and approximately 9,950 athletes, featuring competition for forty-two provincial and national lacrosse championships for 6-21 year-olds.