St. Catharines to host Minto Cup 2025

CATHARINES — On Monday, February 12, it was announced that the St. Catharines Athletics were selected as host for the 2025 Minto Cup, Canada’s National Junior A Lacrosse Championship. The Meridian Centre in St. Catharines will serve as the premier venue for the Minto Cup from August 16 to August 24, 2025. 


In 1992, the Six Nations Arrows became the first Indigenous team to win the prestigious Minto Cup – emblematic of Junior Lacrosse supremacy in Canada. In the years to follow, 2007, 2014, 2015, and 2017 would stand out as Minto Cup returns for Six Nations.  


The Ontario Junior Lacrosse League (OJLL) and St. Catharines Athletics, in collaboration with Sport Niagara and the City of St. Catharines, proudly announced the news after bid presentations were held on Feb. 11. 


Despite several organizations hinting they would, the Athletics were the sole team to put forward a bid, demonstrating the city’s commitment to lacrosse. Notably, the Athletics were slated to host the 2020 Minto Cup, which was inevitably canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Meridian Centre in St. Catharines will serve as the premier venue for the Minto Cup from Aug. 16 to Aug. 24, 2025. Over nine days, lacrosse enthusiasts can expect a spectacular celebration of Canada’s national summer sport, featuring the best lacrosse in the country, cultural gatherings, fan festivals, and more.


For the 2025 Minto Cup, Ontario’s representation will include the Ontario champion and the host team, the St. Catharines Athletics. In the event that the Athletics emerge as the Ontario champion, the Ontario finalist will also participate in the championship,” wrote the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) to its Facebook page. 


The Meridian Centre sits at just over an hour drive from Six Nations. St. Catharines is home to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

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