Saturday, January 1, 2011
Iroquois Nationals top lacrosse story of 2010
For lacrosse players, coaches and fans, 2010 was a year of great plays, great victories, defeats and story lines.
If you're trying to pick a story of the year when it comes to this great game, there was certainly lots to pick from, whether it be the Washington Stealth capturing its first NLL championship, the Peterborough Lakers winning yet another Mann Cup, or the Halton Hills Bulldogs stunning the Canadian Jr. B community by capturing the Founders Cup.
But In LaxNetwork's opinion, it was the team that didn't get to compete at all that was the biggest newsmaker of 2010.
The Iroquois Nationals were set to take a very serious run at the FIL World Lacrosse championship before politics got involved. Thanks to a passport issue with the British government, the Iroquois Nationals were forced to withdraw.
This put a black eye on what was supposed to be a great celebration of the game.