Know your Mann: Chiefs, Shamrocks square off for Mann Cup

The Victoria Shamrocks credited its crowd as the “sixth man on the floor” throughout the WLA final

The Victoria Shamrocks credited its crowd as the “sixth man on the floor” throughout the Western Lacrosse Association final, helping the team overcome a 2-1 series deficit to defeat the Langley Thunder in six games.

This week Bear Mountain Arena is once again a hallowed ground for the second time in eight years as it hosts the Mann Cup national men’s box lacrosse championship.

Games 1 and 2 are Friday (Sept. 6) and tomorrow night, respectively, starting at 7 p.m.

1 winning the Mann Cup after two straight seasons of losing to the eventual Mann Cup winner in the Major Series Lacrosse championship final.

KNOW YOUR MANN

The Six Nations Chiefs have not visited Victoria before. However, these Chiefs have:

The Chiliwack Chiefs, BCHL hockey team, visited Bear Mountain Arena last year and lost 2-1 to the Victoria Grizzlies.

The Spokane Chiefs, WHL hockey team, visited Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre twice last year winning both games.

Leading the Six Naitons Chiefs is current box lacrosse superstar Cody Jamieson, the reigning back-to-back Champions Cup MVP and winner of the National Lacrosse League’s Champions Cup in 2012 and 2013. This year’s title was won in Langley over the Washington Stealth, which featured a handful of Shamrocks.

There are a few former Six Nations Chiefs on the Shamrocks: Rhys Duch played there last year. Defenceman Tory Gardner also played there previously, and goalie Matt Vinc was also previously on the Chiefs.

The series continues Monday and Tuesday nights. Visit victoriashamrocks.com for tickets.

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