- This posting is mostly for Larry Hanna, but I figure I'll see if I
can get anyone else to get a stick and play too! There's a group in
F&I reenactment who do a native impression that includes playing
lacrosse every Saturday evening at events. One of the guys makes
excellent "hoop" style sticks, (like those originally used by the
Ojibway and tribes as far west as the Dakota), and rawhide balls.
The sticks are quite reasonably priced for being handmade, $65.00 USD
with a spare hoop at $5.00 and a ball at $5.00 ( I don't know how he
can make money on the ball at all!)
(Hey Larry, can you remember putting out over $100.00 on a wooden
stick in the '70's? A princely sum in those days!)
when the Great Spirit gave the people his game it had but one rule,
never touch the ball with your hands.
Everything else apparently goes though. Perhaps that's why it was
called Bagataway, which means "little brother of war".
Anyway, for those who are interested....
1009 McCord Rd E4
> And for those interested Lacrosse became Canadas official nationalsport in
> the mid 1930's.And Canada finally beat us in the World Champioship this year for the
first time in nearly 30 years.
1812 Marine Guard
also a Lacrosse Player and Coach from a "Lacrosse family"
More accurately "Box Lacrosse'" is Canada's National sport. Field
Lacrosse is more widely played in the US .
That's why it's an even bigger deal that the Canadian team finally
put it together this year. Unlike the US eastern colleges and
universities we don't have Lacrosse scholarships.
The US is still the team to beat.
an old time "box boy" and major fan of the game no matter how it's
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> And Canada finally beat us in the World Champioship this year for the
> first time in nearly 30 years.
> Congrats Canada
> Best Regards
> Colin Murphy
> 1812 Marine Guard
> also a Lacrosse Player and Coach from a "Lacrosse family"