CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse Club would like to congratulate assistant general manager and head coach Curt Malawsky (“muhl-OW-ski”) and eastern scout Brian Beisel (“beez-ull”) on being named to the Team Canada U17 coaching staff for the 2017 Heritage Cup.

The U17 showcase will see the best up-and-coming box lacrosse players from the Canadian Lacrosse Association and Iroquois Nationals face-off on Saturday, October 21, at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre as part of the Heritage Cup.

The fall matchup marks the first time Malawsky will stand behind Team Canada’s bench and the second time for Beisel who previously joined the nation’s U17 coaching staff at the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.

Team Canada U17 Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Josh Sanderson (Orangeville, ON)
Assistant Coach: Brian Beisel (Georgetown, ON)
Assistant Coach: Bruce Codd, (Orangeville, ON)
Assistant Coach: Bill Greer (Oshawa, ON)
Assistant Coach: Todd Lorenz (Richmond, BC)
Assistant Coach: Curt Malawsky (Coquitlam, BC)

Youth athletes from across the country born in 2001 or 2002 are encouraged to apply for the team using the online form at Further details on the process, including eligibility criteria and costs, can be found on the form. The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, September 14.

About the Canadian Lacrosse Association
Founded in 1867, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 80,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. The CLA’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. We strive to accomplish this while adhering to our core values of health, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork. The CLA oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). The CLA is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners – New Balance Athletics, Warrior Sports, Westjet, and Baron Rings – as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.

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