It’s that time of year again, Everyone. Dust of the ol’ lax sticks, start working out your forearms and bust a move on the lax floor. Registration for the 2017 season is now up!
There are a few things to note: Due to Coronation and Bill Hunter city arenas undergoing extensive renovations over the summer, there is limited floor space with high ceiling heights available. We have had to move the floor to Southside Arena for games and Glengarry Arena for Shinny/Games for both the Men’s and Women’s leagues. As of right now, the first shinny/evaluation will be on April 12, 2017 at Glengarry Arena. We are currently working on getting some floor time elsewhere. Should we be successful in getting an earlier start, we will send out an email.
Due to the weekend that Easter falls on, our first scheduled game is April 23, 2017. But don’t sweat. The Men’s league is also looking at utilizing some Wednesday shinny’s for games. As this is finalized, this will be communicated.
Draft Beer Night. The Men’s league will NOT undergo a draft this year; however, we will be hosting a social event that will feature draft beer and food. This will provide members with the opportunity to meet each before grueling it out on the floor. The date of the social event is April 21, 2017, 7pm. Location: TBD (hoping to book the Armory hall again near Kingsway). During the social event, the Woman’s league WILL be hosting a draft. So men, come have some draft beer and cheer on the women’s draft.
The Executive also voted on capping Men’s teams to 14 plus a goalie per team. What does this mean? Our goal is to grow the league to 6 teams; however, we have to plan for 4 teams with the ability to add more floor time if needed. That being said, the first 56 players to register for the Men’s league will be guaranteed a spot on a team. The intention is to keep the teams the same as much as possible. However, due to the cap, we may have to shuffle some players to keep the playing field as even as possible. If you wish to be on your friend’s team, please email Turtle at: gtilax21@gmail.com.
Now for the facts:
Women’s League:
– Games: Sunday’s @ 6pm, Southside Arena
– Practice: Wednesday’s @ 8pm, Glenngary
– Cost: $180 without a jersey, $210 with a jersey
Men’s League:
– Games: Sundays @ 7pm or 8pm, Southside Arena (Some games on Wednesday’s, time TBD)
– Shinny: Wednesday’s @ Glengarry Arena
– Cost: $250 includes a jersey and shorts.
The 2017 Spring Fling Tournament announcement will also come out this week.
If you have any questions, please email lacrossewomen@gmail.com for the Women’s league and edmmasterslax@gmail.com for the Men’s league.

Thanks and we look forward to another successful year.

Edmonton Masters Lacrosse Executive