WLA Welcomes Rick Lum as Referee-in-Chief
The Western Lacrosse Association is thrilled to announce the hiring of Rick Lum as the Referee-in-Chief starting with the 2017 season.
Mr. Lum's appointment is part of the WLA's ongoing commitment to maintaining the standards of the League and improving both the competitiveness and entertainment value moving into a season in which the WLA Champion will host the 2017 Mann Cup Championship.
With over 40 years experience as a BCLA official, starting in the Minor Directorate in 1972 before being promoted to the Senior Directorate in 1978; Mr. Lum brings an extraordinary volume of experience to the position, including 7 assignments as a Minto Cup referee, and 8 assignments as a Mann Cup referee, also having served as the Referee-in-Chief for both tournaments in the past.
The Western Lacrosse Association season begins Friday, May 19th, when the Langley Thunder head to Victoria to face the Shamrocks in the 2017 season opener. Stay tuned to WLALacrosse.ca for webcast information closer to the season.