World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

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The World Indoor Lacrosse Championship is an international box lacrosse tournament sponsored by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) that is held every four years. Since the first tournament in 2003, Canada has won all four gold medals and is undefeated in all games. [1] Canada hosted the first two tournaments, the Czech Republic hosted in 2011 and the Onondaga Nation, south of Syracuse, New York, hosted in 2015. [2] The 2019 WILC will be held in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. [3]

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.

Federation of International Lacrosse International governing body of lacrosse

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body of lacrosse, responsible for the men's, women's, and indoor versions of the sport. It was established in 2008 by the merger of the previously separate men's and women's international lacrosse associations. Its headquarters are located in New York City, New York.

2003 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship international box lacrosse tournament held in Ontario, Canada

The 2003 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was the first World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, an international box lacrosse tournament organized by the Federation of International Lacrosse every four years. It took place from May 15 to 24 in Hamilton, Kitchener, Mississauga, and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Canada won the gold medal with a 21–4 victory over the Iroquois Nationals. The United States defeated Scotland 15–9 in the bronze medal game. Two other nations participated, Australia and the Czech Republic.

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Champions

YearGold medal icon.svg GoldFinal scoreSilver medal icon.svg SilverBronze medal icon.svg BronzeHost sitesHost country
2003 Flag of Canada.svg  Canada (1)21–4Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg  Iroquois Flag of the United States.svg  United States Ontario Canada
2007 Flag of Canada.svg  Canada (2)15–14 (OT)Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg  Iroquois Flag of the United States.svg  United States Halifax Canada
2011 Flag of Canada.svg  Canada (3)13–6Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg  Iroquois Flag of the United States.svg  United States Prague Czech Republic
2015 Flag of Canada.svg  Canada (4)12–8Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg  Iroquois Flag of the United States.svg  United States Onondaga Reservation, Syracuse Onondaga Nation
2019 Langley Canada

Source: [3]

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 4004
2Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg  Iroquois 0404
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0044

Performance by team

Team 2003
Flag of Canada.svg
(6)
2007
Flag of Canada.svg
(8)
2011
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
(8)
2015
Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg
(13)
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 5th6th6th8th
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 1st1st1st1st
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 6th7th4th7th
Flag of England.svg  England 4th5th5th
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 9th
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 11th
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 8th7th6th
Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg  Iroquois 2nd2nd2nd2nd
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 4th
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 4th5th
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 12th
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 8th
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 13th
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 10th
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3rd3rd3rd3rd

Performance by tournament

2003 Indoor Championship

AGPWLGFGAPTS
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 5501092910
Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg  Iroquois 541100528
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 53263696
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 52375654
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 514391022
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 50529980

Final: Canada 21, Iroquois 4
3rd place: United States 15, Scotland 9
5th place: Australia 21, Czech Republic 10

2007 Indoor Championship

AGPWLGFGAPTS
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 33067106
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 32144274
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 31227512
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 3039590
BGPWLGFGAPTS
Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg  Iroquois 33070166
Flag of England.svg  England 32132414
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 31222432
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 30320440

Final: Canada 15, Iroquois 14, OT
3rd place: United States 17, England 10
5th place: Scotland 14, Australia 8
7th place: Czech Republic 22, Ireland 5

2011 Indoor Championship

AGPWLGFGAPTS
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 3308183
Flag of England.svg  England 32149432
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 31222531
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 30315630
BGPWLGFGAPTS
Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg  Iroquois 33059183
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 32146172
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 31228441
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 3039630

Final: Canada 13, Iroquois 6
3rd place: United States 16, Czech Republic 7
5th place: England 23, Austria 8
7th place: Ireland 17, Slovakia 15 (2 game aggregate)

Source: [4]

2015 Indoor Championship

BlueGPWLGFGAPTS
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 44067204
Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg  Iroquois 43159303
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 42243472
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 41322571
Flag of England.svg  England 40424610
RedGPWLGFGAPTS
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 33049293
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 32137222
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 31239401
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 30317510
GreenGPWLGFGAPTS
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 32136242
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 32127292
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 31229361
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 31227301

Final: Canada 12, Iroquois 8
3rd place: United States 15, Israel 4
5th place: England 14, Ireland 12
7th place: Czech Republic 20, Australia 11
9th place: Finland 24, Turkey 6
11th place: Germany 13, Serbia 12

Source: [5]

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