© Manitoba Blizzard Lacrosse 2017
The Manitoba Blizzard belong to the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League (RMLL), the most competitive Junior B lacrosse league in the prairies, spanning Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Our lacrosse program consists of top shelf coaches from the NLL, NCAA and Team Manitoba; our players come with a high level of skill and competitiveness and recognized as some of the best lacrosse players in Province of Manitoba and Western Canada.
Box lacrosse is a uniquely Canadian sport and is best described as a game of speed and reaction. It is a game based on the skills of passing and ball control.
The game originated in Canada, where it is the most popular version of the game played in contrast to the traditional field lacrosse game. It is played between two teams of six players each, and is traditionally played on an ice hockey rink once the ice has been removed or covered. The playing area is called a box, in contrast to the open playing field of field lacrosse.
At the highest level, box lacrosse is represented by the Senior A divisions of the Canadian Lacrosse Association (Western Lacrosse Association of the British Columbia Lacrosse Association and Major Series Lacrosse of the Ontario Lacrosse Association), and the National Lacrosse League (NLL).
While there are thirty-one total members of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL), only eight nations have competed in international box lacrosse competition. Only Canada, Iroquois Nationals and the United States have finished in the top three places at the ILF World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.
Lacrosse was re-confirmed by Parliament as the National (Summer) Sport of Canada in 1994. Today, more than 150,000 Canadians still adore this sport because it’s a fun and exciting way to stay active. Centuries in the making, lacrosse still remains our game.
Our Commitment to Manitoba Lacrosse is unyielding and apparent in everything we do.
The Manitoba Blizzard work everyday to grow lacrosse in Manitoba. We believe to maintain a successful high-level program, we need to start at the grass roots level. Many of our coach's, players, volunteers and owners - coach, referee, conduct development camps and sit on boards like the RRLA and the MLA in order to give back to the Manitoba lacrosse community.
It is the vision of the Manitoba Blizzard to "Turn Young Men Into Good Men" and our goal is to "build Lacrosse in Manitoba". We expect our athletes to give their time to help make our community more vibrant.
Notre Dame arena, know as the "Ice Box," is home to the Manitoba Blizzard, located at:
271 Avenue de la Cathedrale,
Lacrosse is the “Fastest Games on Two Feet” and the “Fasted Growing Sport in North America” As Canada’s National Sport, Lacrosse has had a long tradition in Manitoba; However it has only been in last five years that our Manitoba Athletes have gained national exposer with entry into RMLL (Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League).
The Rocky Mountain League Junior "B" Tier I division is a highly competitive level of Junior box lacrosse based in Alberta. There are 10 teams; 8 in Alberta 1 team from Saskatchewan and of course The Manitoba Blizzard.
Junior "B" Tier I league players are between the ages of 17 and 21 and develop their skills at the Junior "B" Tier I level before potentially transitioning to Junior “A” in Ontario and British Columbia or going direct to the NLL (National Lacrosse League)
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