Inaugural provincial youth tournament to be staged at ILA

By Sam Laskaris Writer Local youth lacrosse players will have the opportunity to win a provincial championship close to home. And perhaps more importantly, while showcasing their skills locally, they will have a chance to be recognized and potentially earn a spot to represent the province at this year’s North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). The inaugural Ontario Native Lacrosse Invitational (ONLI) will begin on Mar. 31 and run until Apr. 2 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville. The event will feature youth, both girls and boys, aged 13-19. The tournament will feature three age groupings. For starters, there is just one female division, Under 19, for those born in 2003 and later. While those born in 2003 can compete in the provincial tournament, they will not be eligible to…

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