Canada’s lacrosse capital?

August 18, 2016   ·   0 Comments

THANKS IN LARGE PART to a single family’s accomplishments, Orangeville seems to be emerging as Canada’s unchallenged lacrosse capital.

The single family, of course, is the Sandersons, so recently immortalized by the erection of a memorial to the late Terry Sanderson.

And this week we’re seeing the town’s Alder Street Recreation Centre host the Founder’s Cup, emblematic of Junior B lacrosse’s national championship, with the Junior B Northmen as both hosts and favoured winners.

And as if this weren’t enough to see Orangeville eclipse places like Peterborough, Brooklin, Owen Sound and Fergus, we are witnessing an amazing local presence in the Toronto Rock franchise, the lone Ontario team in the professional National Lacrosse League.

Less than a month ago, Orangeville’s Matt Sawyer was named the Rock’s new head coach and Bruce Codd was picked as one of two assistant coaches. And now the Rock’s assistant general manager, Josh Sanderson is a nominee for the game’s Hall of Fame.

Surely congratulations are in order.

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