Archive for the ‘Box Lacrosse’ Category

The Lax Hostel was on-hand to see the Philadelphia Wings make professional sports team history on February 12, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA. The Wings became the first US professional team to put the players’ Twitter handles on the back of the jersey instead of the players’ surnames. Check out our exclusive post-game shots! Click below for a gallery…

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The Lax Hostel was on-hand to see the Philadelphia Wings make professional sports team history on February 12, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA. The Wings became the first US professional team to put the players’ Twitter handles on the back of the jersey instead of the players’ surnames. Check out our exclusive cheerleader shots!

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The Lax Hostel was on-hand to see the Philadelphia Wings make professional sports team history on February 12, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA. The Wings became the first US professional team to put the players’ Twitter handles on the back of the jersey instead of the players’ surnames. Check out our exclusive action shots (Part II)! Click below for a gallery…

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The Lax Hostel was on-hand to see the Philadelphia Wings make professional sports team history on February 12, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA. The Wings became the first US professional team to put the players’ Twitter handles on the back of the jersey instead of the players’ surnames. Check out our exclusive action shots! Click below for a gallery…

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The Lax Hostel was on-hand to see the Philadelphia Wings make professional sports team history on February 12, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA. The Wings became the first US professional team to put the players’ Twitter handles on the back of the jersey instead of the players’ surnames. Check out our exclusive shots! Click below for a gallery…

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The Lax Hostel was on-hand to see the Philadelphia Wings make professional sports team history on February 12, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA. The Wings became the first US professional team to put the players’ Twitter handles on the back of the jersey instead of the players’ surnames. Check out our exclusive pre-game shots!

Thanks to the Philadelphia Wings and Mike Fox for the exclusive behind-the-scenes look.

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thelaxhostel.com caught some Toronto Rock @ Philadelphia Wings NLL Action. Here are some offensive sets run by the Philadelphia Wings. The Rock ran away with this game 15-6 holding the Wings scoreless in the second half.

thelaxhostel.com caught some Toronto Rock @ Philadelphia Wings NLL Action. Here are some offensive sets run by the Toronto Rock. The Rock ran away with this game 15-6 holding the Wings scoreless in the second half.

thelaxhostel.com caught the Philadelphia Wings press conference following a home loss to the Toronto Rock in NLL action. Dan Dawson is one of the most prolific scorers in NLL history. He is in the midst of his first season with the Philadelphia Wings.

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All around me I hear men screaming and shouting, watch bodies crashing into each other, smell the heavy odour of human sweat and see a man close to me go down.

However as I am not in the middle of some military field practice, but at an international box-lacrosse tournament on the Bundeswehr-campus (German army) in Munich, a yellow flag is thrown and a whistle blows: “Two minutes for cross check” is the call made by the official. The game goes on…

On Saturday the 19th ten female and twelve male lacrosse teams meet to play a two-day tournament and just have fun. Close to 250 lacrosse players are distributed over two pitches. The participants come from six different European countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands) and a lot of them know each other from last year’s competition. The tournament’s status and quality is especially enhanced by the high international attendance.

Coming into the entrance hall it’s already easy to guess which sport is being played: bags full of helmets, pads and other guards lying around, sticks with strange mesh-heads everywhere, the sound of trampling feet to the left and to the right and the obtrusive aroma of people doing sports.

I turn to the right and enter the area where the men try to determine their champion. Behind a protective wall of upturned tables, I watch great combinations, heavy hits and sometimes more than spectacular goals. Suddenly a guy next to me is struck by a high velocity ball. I instantly check if he’s alright. However he just gets up grins and says: “I totally love lacrosse!” Everyone is enjoying the special aura of lacrosse, hence the atmosphere is absolutely brilliant: every time the Bundeswehr or the Munich team scores the crowd around me goes frantic.

On Sunday the group phase was over and finally in late afternoon the games everybody had been waiting for were coming up: The finals!

The last two teams in the female division were South-West-Mix and Pilsen (women), whereas Munich HLC and Pilsen (men) were playing for the men’s cup. While the Czech women had to accept their defeat against the German team, the men could celebrate a close and hard-fought 7-6 victory over the defending champions from the Bavarian capital. Although there were many heavy/unfair checks during the game, everybody shook hands, congratulated the other team’s success and laughed afterwards. Ultimately it was just a game everyone enjoyed.

To sum it up, the 9th Indoor-Lacrosse-Tournament on the Bundeswehr-campus in Munich was a total success! Not only the great games, but also the welcome-party and the players-party on Saturday evening were a great possibility for the lacrosse-community to celebrate their mutual passion for this less well known yet truly great sport.

I definitely haven’t had as much fun for a long time!

Tim Jenkins

Men:

1. – Pilsen

2. – München HLC

3. – Team Bundeswehr

MVP: Wolfgang Grießl (Team Bundeswehr)

Women:

1. – Süd-West Mix

2. – Pilsen

3. – Köln

MVP: Jessica Stokhof (Essen Pirates)