They’re looking for two in a row.
Team Alberta is defending their national championship title on home turf this week, as the Alberta Lacrosse Association hosts the 2018 CLA Midget Box Lacrosse National Championship in Calgary.
This year’s tournament follows Team Alberta’s historic 5-4 victory over Ontario in 2017 to claim their first midget title.
“It was a huge victory for lacrosse in the province,” said a statement on the Midget Nationals website.
“The competitive gap that has existed between Ontario, British Columbia and the rest of Canada for so many years is closing.”
The annual tournament showcases the brightest midget lacrosse players from several provinces. (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia, First Nations, Ontario, and Nova Scotia) And will be played at the Max Bell Arena until Aug. 18.