ALL young guns
The Arena Lacrosse League Young Guns game will be played Saturday September 16 at the TRAC in Oakville, game time is 3 p.m. and admission is free.
The game will take place before the start of the National Lacrosse League’s combine.
Among those invited to show their stuff are Six Nations’ goalie Chase Martin, Marcus Elvin, Ashton Jacobs, Danton Miller, Travis Longboat, and Layne Smith, all of whom have not signed a pro contract.
The ALL is an amateur league based in Ontario, Canada and is for players 18 years of age and above, playing under the same rules as the NLL. The league is currently heading into its second season set to open in December 2017.
“This is a terrific opportunity for the Arena Lacrosse League to showcase some of the young talent that played in the league during our inaugural season and have not been signed to a pro training camp roster, stated ALL President Paul St. John in an interview with ALL reporter Lance Winn
“By launching the ALL, we have been able to provide players, including many with prior pro experience, the chance to continue to play high calibre lacrosse during the winter months. We are hopeful that this game will provide some of these young players the opportunity to get recognized by the top pro league in the world and maybe earn a tryout.”
“The game itself will show fans the exciting brand of lacrosse the ALL plays, our rules are the same as the NLL as we develop players and prepare them to make the jump to pro if the call comes. In our first year we had 20 players play at least one pro game during the 2017 season or were part of a team’s practice roster, something that we are very proud of,” added St. John.
The 2018 Schedule is yet to be drawn up.