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Tournament Passes for the 2019 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship are on SALE

About the FIL The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 60 member nations and holds five World [...]

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Indoor History and Results

World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

Canada Wins 2015 Gold - now 23-0 in WILC play

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (September 27, 2015) Canada’s world dominance in box lacrosse continued with 12-8 victory over the Iroquois, earning Canada its fourth consecutive world indoor championship and stretching its all-time record to 23-0 in WILC play. © Coyote Magic Action Shots

The inaugural event was held in Hamilton, Kitchener, Mississauga, and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada in May 2003. National teams from Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, the Iroquois Nation, Scotland and the United States participated. Canada won gold defeating the Iroquois Nation in the final by a score of 21-4. The United States took the bronze.

The most recent WILC was held at the birthplace of lacrosse on the Onondaga Nation’s native grounds in Syracuse, N.Y. Thirteen teams competed in the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, including six new nations (Finland, Germany, Israel, Serbia, Switzerland, and Turkey). The medal results were the same as the previous three championships with Canada earning the gold, the Iroquois taking the silver and the U.S. winning the bronze. Surprising newcomer, Israel, finished in 4th. The remaining order of finish was England 5th, Ireland 6th, Czech Republic 7th, Australia 8th, Finland 9th, Turkey 10th, Germany 11th, Serbia 12th, and Switzerland 13th. Canada’s dominance in box lacrosse continued as it remained undefeated in WILC play at 23-0.

The 2019 WILC will be played in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.

Indoor World Championship Results
Year Champion Runner-up Score Site
2015 Canada Iroquois 12-8 Onondaga Nation
Syracuse, NY USA
2011 Canada Iroquois 13-6 Prague, CZE
2007 Canada Iroquois 15-14 (OT) Halifax, NS CAN
2003 Canada Iroquois 21-4 Canada*
* The inaugural WILC event was held in Hamilton, Kitchener, Mississauga and Oshawa, Ontario.


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