New pro lacrosse league to have plenty of local connections

The Six Nations Snipers will in all likelihood have to make due without their captain Rodd Squire (pictured on right) during the upcoming season as he’s expected to play for a new pro franchise, the Jim Thorpe All-Americans.

By Sam Laskaris Writer A new professional box lacrosse league will begin play next month. And one of the entrants in the Professional Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA) – the Jim Thorpe All-Americans – will kick off its regular season locally. The All-Americans are scheduled to play their first game at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) in Hagersville on Dec. 29 against the Syracuse Spark. That will be the only regular season match the All-Americans will play in Canada. But the squad will have plenty of local connections, including Six Nations member Jeff Powless, who will serve as the club’s general manager. Powless is also the president of the Six Nations Rivermen Senior B team. The Rivermen captured the Ontario Series Lacrosse title this past summer and placed third at their…

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