Minto Cup gets a western home in Langley

The Minto Cup, awarded annually to the champion junior men’s lacrosse team of Canada, will have a Lower Mainland home at the Langley Events Centre starting in 2014, with the championship set for this August.

The Minto Cup alternates between an eastern and western facility every year, and the home facility is traditionally based upon the host team. Beginning in 2014, the LEC will be the host venue for the West so long as the host team resides in the Lower Mainland.

“We are excited to be able to call the LEC home when the event is played on the Mainland and in the West,” BCJALL commissioner Ken Wood said, adding that having a permanent home will help with planning.

This year the 2014 Minto Cup is returning from a four-team tournament format to the more traditional best-of-seven series featuring the top team in the East versus the top team in the West.

The champions from the B.C. Junior ‘A’ Lacrosse League will compete against the champions from the Alberta Junior ‘A’ League for the right to represent the West. This sets the stage for a West versus East (Ontario Junior ‘A’ League) best of seven playoff battle.

The journey to the Cup begins this month, as the Junior ‘A’ season kicks off April 26 in Delta.

For more on the upcoming 2014 Minto Cup visit bcjuniorlacrosse.com.

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