Box Lacrosse at Casco Bay Arena

NHL-Players-Lacrosse

The Casco Bay Arena will offer a variety of box lacrosse programs during the off-season.  The Arena floor will be fully lined for box lacrosse games and we will have a variety of playing options.

As Canada’s official national sports, box lacrosse and hockey have a rich history. Thousands of past and present NHL players honed their hockey skills through box lacrosse.   As Wayne Gretzky noted:

If a sport has a high point of the year, it must be the first week of spring. When I was growing up, I used to love this time of year. It was when I put my hockey equipment away and I was absolutely ecstatic to see the end of the hockey season.  I could hardly wait to get my lacrosse stick out and start throwing the ball against the walls and working on our moves as we played the lacrosse equivalent to road hockey.

All the good hockey players seemed to play lacrosse in those days and everyone of them learned something from the game to carry over to the other.

To expose players to box lacrosse, the Casco Bay Arena has teamed up with Yarmouth Lacrosse Boosters to sponsor the 1st Annual Casco Bay Box Lacrosse Tournament at NYA.  For more information regarding the tournament and box lacrosse, please go to CascoBayLax.com.

Starting in August, we will have a variety of box lacrosse programs at the Arena until we install the ice in October.  In future seasons, will offer box lacrosse programs from April-October.

Can you find Wayne Gretzky in this team picture?

Gretzky Team Photo

NHL Hall of Famers, #42 Joe Niewendyk and #25 Gary Roberts, were members of the 1985 Junior A Champions.
Hall of Famer #42 Joe Nieuwendyk and #25 Gary Roberts were members of the 1985 Junior A Champions

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