The game is a prelude to the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, which the Iroquois Nationals will host for the first time in the tournament’s history.
“Any time you can get on the floor with the best Native talent is special,” said Rochester Knighthawks star Cody Jamieson. “It’s something I really look forward to.”
The Iroquois team will include players who recently won the bronze medal at the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship in Denver. The list of potential Iroquois players may include Jamieson, Sid Smith, Craig Point, Jeff Shattler, Tom Montour, Alex “Kedoh” Hill, Roger Vyse, and Miles, Ty, Jeremy and Jerome “Hiana” Thompson.
The $20 general admission tickets can be purchased at the First Niagara Center Box Office and online at www.tickets.com.
UPDATE: TEAM USA has withdrawn. The game with now feature the best in Haudensaunee talent.
UPDATE 10/2/14: Saturday’s game has been cancelled. We look forward to posting a rescheduled date.
The Iroquois Nationals Board of Directors is accepting applicants to fill the voluntary positions of General Manager, Head Coach, Assistant Coaches, and Trainers. The Iroquois Nationals 2015 Men’s Indoor Lacrosse application consists of a letter of interest and a resume. The one page letter of interest should briefly address 2 points; first what it means to coach the Haudenosaunee National Team and secondly your lacrosse championship platform. (read more…)
Still dreaming of lacrosse in the Olympics? Another hurdle has been cleared.
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) was named one of three new members of the International World Games Association (IWGA) earlier this month. The IWGA is officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and conducts quadrennial world championships for non-Olympic sports.
The acceptance follows the FIL being accepted as a member of SportAccord in May 2012. SportAccord is the umbrella organization for Olympic and non-Olympic sports.