WLA Releases 2023 Regular Season Schedule
Burnaby, BC; March 2, 2023 – The Western Lacrosse Association - WLALacrosse.com (WLA) announced today its 2023 regular season schedule, a full 18-game per team schedule to be followed by August playoffs with the league champion hosting the Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) Champions from Ontario for the Mann Cup.
“The hard work has begun in preparation for the 2023 season and our players and coaches can’t wait to compete to host the Mann Cup in September,” said WLA Commissioner, Paul Dal Monte.
The season is scheduled to open Wednesday May 24 th when the Burnaby Lakers visit defending WLA Champions, Langley Thunder. 2022 WLA Finalist, Nanaimo Timbermen travel to New Westminster to take on the Salmonbellies at historic Queens Park Arena on Thursday May 25th, followed by a slate of five games on the weekend.
For the complete regular season schedule, visit WLALacrosse.com; the seven teams of the WLA will host their home openers as follows:
● May 24: Langley vs. Burnaby at Langley Events Centre;
● May 25: New Westminster vs. Nanaimo at Queens Park Arena;
● May 26: Burnaby vs. Maple Ridge at Bill Copeland Arena;
● May 26: Victoria vs. Langley at The Q Centre;
● May 27: Coquitlam vs. Nanaimo at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex;
● May 28: Maple Ridge vs. Victoria at Cam Neely Arena;
● June 3: Nanaimo vs. Langley at Frank Crane Arena;
The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) is an amateur league of men’s Senior A box lacrosse sanctioned by the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The WLA consists of seven teams, based in cities throughout southwestern British Columbia, playing an 18-game schedule from late May to the end of July. Each year, the playoff teams battle for the right to compete against the Major Series Lacrosse champion (Ontario) for the Mann Cup every September. The championship is hosted alternately between Ontario (MSL) and British Columbia (WLA) every year.
Paul Dal Monte, WLA Commissioner