Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League

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The Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League (RMLL) is the name of the box lacrosse leagues in Alberta with three teams in Saskatchewan and, as of 2018, one in Manitoba. It is sanctioned by the Alberta Lacrosse Association. RMLL organizes all senior and junior play in the province. The league is broken into several divisions: Senior B, Senior C, Junior A, Junior B, Tier II and Tier III. Junior Ladies and Senior Ladies divisions were added in 2004 and 2011, respectively.

Box lacrosse Indoor version of lacrosse

Box lacrosse, also known as boxla, box, or indoor lacrosse, is an indoor version of lacrosse played mostly in North America. The game originated in Canada in the 1930s, where it is more popular than field lacrosse and is the national summer sport. Box lacrosse is played between two teams of five players and one goalie 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. The object of the game is to use a lacrosse stick to catch, carry, and pass the ball in an effort to score by shooting a solid rubber lacrosse ball into the opponent's goal.

Alberta Province of Canada

Alberta is a province of Canada. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census, it is Canada's fourth most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces. Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi). Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier is Jason Kenney as of April 30, 2019.

Saskatchewan Province of Canada

Saskatchewan is a prairie and boreal province in western Canada, the only province without a natural border. It has an area of 651,900 square kilometres (251,700 sq mi), nearly 10 percent of which is fresh water, composed mostly of rivers, reservoirs, and the province's 100,000 lakes.

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The RMLL is experiencing rapid growth as the popularity of box lacrosse increases, spurred on by the expansion of the National Lacrosse League to Calgary in 2001 and Edmonton in 2005. In 2002, 18 teams played in the RMLL at all levels. That number grew to 37 in 2005, then 59 in 2006. [1] An all-time high 64 teams competed in 2016.

National Lacrosse League Professional indoor lacrosse league

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is a men's professional box lacrosse league in North America. Headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, the NLL currently has thirteen teams: eight in the United States and five in Canada. The NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. Unlike other box lacrosse leagues which play in the summer, the NLL plays its games in the winter and spring, from December to June. Each year, the playoff teams battle for the National Lacrosse League Cup. The NLL has averaged between 8,900 and 10,700 spectators per game each year since 2004.

Calgary Roughnecks National Lacrosse League team

The Calgary Roughnecks are a professional box lacrosse team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the Western Division of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and play their home games at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The team name is derived from the roughnecks who work drilling rigs in Alberta's oil and gas industry. The team is affectionately known by fans as the Riggers.

Edmonton Rush

The Edmonton Rush were a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) that played from 2006 NLL season to 2015.

National championships

The RMLL is guaranteed at least one berth in each of the following national championship tournaments. Championship teams from Alberta are listed:

Presidents Cup

1975 - Edmonton Fullers
1983 - Calgary Mountaineers
2002 - Edmonton Outlaws
2007 - Sherwood Park Outlaws
2016 - St. Albert Miners
2017 - St. Albert Miners
2018 - St. Albert Miners

Minto Cup

none

Founders Cup

1980 - Enoch Tomahawks
1999 - Edmonton Miners
2009 - Calgary Mountaineers
2019 - Calgary Shamrocks

The RMLL currently is not eligible for the Mann Cup Senior A championship. However, the Calgary Chinooks won the Mann Cup in 1914.

The Mann Cup is the trophy awarded to the senior men's box lacrosse champions of Canada. The championship is a best-of-seven, East vs West series played between the league champions of Major Series Lacrosse, the East, and Western Lacrosse Association, the West.

Champions

YearSenior BSenior CJunior AJunior B Tier IJunior B Tier IIJunior B Tier IIISenior LadiesJunior Ladies
1995Edmonton Miners Edmonton Miners     
1996Edmonton Miners Edmonton Miners     
1997Edmonton Miners Edmonton Miners     
1998Edmonton Miners Edmonton Miners     
1999Edmonton Miners Edmonton Miners     
2000none Calgary MountaineersEdmonton Warriors    
2001Edmonton Outlaws Edmonton MinersEdmonton Warriors    
2002Edmonton Outlaws Edmonton MinersSherwood Park Titans    
2003Edmonton Outlaws Edmonton MinersEdmonton WarriorsSherwood Park Titans   
2004Edmonton Outlaws Edmonton MinersCalgary MountaineersEdmonton Warriors   
2005Sherwood Park Outlaws Calgary RaidersEdmonton WarriorsRed Deer Rampage  Sherwood Park Titans
2006Sherwood Park Outlaws Edmonton MinersEdmonton WarriorsMedicine Hat Sun DevilsCalgary Mavericks Sherwood Park Titans
2007Sherwood Park Outlaws Edmonton MinersCalgary MountaineersFort Saskatchewan RebelsVermilion Roar Sherwood Park Titans
2008Sherwood Park Outlaws Edmonton MinersCalgary MountaineersFort Saskatchewan RebelsOkotoks Icemen Sherwood Park Titans
2009Okotoks Raiders Edmonton EclipseCalgary MountaineersFort Saskatchewan RebelsMedicine Hat Sun Devils Sherwood Park Titans
2010St. Albert Miners Calgary RaidersCalgary MountaineersMedicine Hat Sun DevilsStrathmore Venom Sherwood Park Titans
2011St. Albert MinersRed Deer IFR Workwear SilverbacksCalgary RaidersCalgary MountaineersEdmonton WizardsHigh River HeatCalgary CougarsSherwood Park Titans
2012Rockyview KnightsCalgary IrishCalgary MountaineersCalgary MountaineersVermilion RoarHigh River HeatCalgary CougarsSherwood Park Titans [2]
2013Calgary MountaineersBlackfalds SilverbacksCalgary RaidersCalgary MountaineersMedicine Hat Sun DevilsMedicine Hat Sun DevilsCalgary CougarsCalgary Cardinals
2014St. Albert MinersBlackfalds SilverbacksCalgary MountaineersRed Deer RampageLethbridge BarracudsCrowsness Pass RavensEdmonton BanditsSherwood Park Titans (A)

St. Albert Drillers (B)

2015Rockyview KnightsBlackfalds SilverbacksOkotoks RaidersSaskatchewan SWATFort Saskatchewan RebelsOlds MavericksEdmonton BanditsSherwood Park Titans
2016St. Albert MinersAirdrie MohawksCalgary MountaineersManitoba BlizzardOlds MavericksHigh River HeatEdmonton BanditsSherwood Park Titans
2017St. Albert MinersAirdrie MohawksOkotoks RaidersManitoba BlizzardLethbridge BarracudasOlds StingersCalgary CougarsSherwood Park Titans
2018St. Albert MinersAirdrie MohawksOkotoks RaidersCalgary ShamrocksLloydminster XtremeWest Kootenay TimberwolvesCalgary CougarsCapital Region Saints
2019TBDTBDTBDTBDSylvan Lake YettiCranbrook OutlawsSherwood Park TitansCalgary Cardinals

Teams

Senior B
TeamCentreHome Arena
Beaumont Outlaws Beaumont Ken Nichol Reg. Rec. Arena 1
Calgary Mountaineers Calgary Stu Peppard
Calgary Raiders Calgary Brentwood
Edmonton Warriors Edmonton Jubiliee Rec Center - Ft Sask
Rockyview Knights Airdrie Plainsman
St. Albert Miners St. Albert Servus Go Auto Arena - St Albert
Senior C
TeamCentreHome Arena
North Division
Blackfalds Silverbacks Blackfalds Blackfalds Multiplex
Border Rage Lacrosse Club Lloydminster Centennial Civic Center - Lloydminster
Edmonton Warriors Edmonton Southside - George Hughes
St. Albert Miners St. Albert Servus Go Auto Arena
South Division
Airdrie Mohawks Airdrie Plainsman
Calgary Irish Calgary Stu Peppard
Okotoks Erratic Okotoks Okotoks Murray Arena
Olds Stingers Olds Olds Sports Complex Main
Junior A
TeamCentreHome Arena
Calgary Mountaineers Calgary Stu Peppard
Calgary Raiders Calgary Max Bell 1
Saskatchewan SWAT Saskatoon Kinsmen Arena SK
St. Albert Miners St. Albert Servus Go Auto Arena - St Albert
Junior B Tier 1
TeamCentreHome Arena
North Division
Edmonton Warriors Edmonton Bill Hunter
Fort Saskatchewan Rebels Fort Saskatchewan Jubiliee Rec Centre - Ft Sask
Sherwood Park Outlaws Sherwood Park Sherwood Park Arena
St. Albert Crude St. Albert Akinsdale
Central Division
Calgary Chill Calgary Brentwood
Olds Mavericks Olds Olds Sports Complex
Red Deer Rampage Red Deer Kinex - Red Deer
Rockyview Silvertips Cochrane Spray Lakes - Totem 1
South Division
Calgary Mountaineers Calgary Acadia Rec Centre
Calgary Shamrocks Calgary Stu Peppard
Lethbridge Barracudas Lethbridge Nicholas Sheran Ice Centre
Okotoks Marauders Okotoks Okotoks Murray Arena
East Division
Manitoba Blizzard Winnipeg Notre Dame Arena
Regina Barracuda Regina Al Ritchie Arena
Saskatchewan SWAT Saskatoon Kinsmen Arena SK
Junior B Tier 2
TeamCentreHome Arena
North Central Division
Edmonton Warriors Edmonton Kenilworth
Parkland Posse Stony Plain Glenn Hall Arena
Sherwood Park Titans Sherwood Park Sherwood Park Arena
St. Albert Crude St. Albert Akinsdale
Westlock Rock Westlock Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre
Northeast Division
Lakeland Heat Cold Lake Cold Lake Energy Centre - Field House
Lloydminster Xtreme Lloydminster Russ Robertson Arena
Vermilion Roar Vermilion Vermilion Stadium
Wainwright Wolfpack Wainwright Peace Memorial Multiplex
South Central Division
Calgary Axemen Calgary Stu Peppard
Calgary Sabrecats Calgary South Fish Creek - Cardel Rec South
High River Heat High River Cargill Field House - High River
Medicine Hat Sun Devils Medicine Hat Kinplex - Medicine Hat 1
Strathmore Venom Strathmore Strathmore - Gold
Southwest Division
Calgary Wranglers Calgary Brentwood
Olds Stingers Olds Olds Sports Complex Main
Red Deer Renegades Red Deer Kinex - Red Deer
Rockyview Rage Rockyview Spray Lakes Totem 1
Sylvan Lake Yettis Sylvan Lake Sylvan Lake Arena
Junior B Tier 3
TeamCentreHome Arena
Cranbrook Outlaws Cranbrook
West Kootenay Timberwolves Rossland
Senior Ladies
TeamCentreHome Arena
Beaumont Bandits Beaumont Ken Nichol Reg. Rec. Arena 1
Calgary Cougars Calgary Stu Peppard
Red Deer Rage Red Deer Kinex - Red Deer
Rockyview Attack AIrdrie
Sherwood Park Lady Titans Sherwood Park
Junior Ladies
TeamCentreHome Arena
Calgary Axemen Snipers Calgary Stu Peppard
Calgary Cardinals Calgary Brentwood
Capital Region Saints Edmonton Southside - George Hughes
Okotoks Raiders Okotoks
Rockyview Lady Silvertips Airdrie
Sherwood Park Lady Titans Sherwood Park Sherwood Park Arena
St. Albert Drillers St. Albert Akinsdale

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