Mann Cup Starts Wednesday at Langley Events Centre

Sep 02, 2011

The Langley Thunder of the Western Lacrosse Association will be hosting their first Mann Cup starting next week at the Langley Events Centre. The Thunder, who are in their seventh season in Langley, captured their first ever WLA title last weekend, defeating New Westminster in six games. Langley used their speed and excellent team play to outduel the 'Bellies, capping the series with a convincing 8-5 victory on their home turf in game six.

"The Langley Thunder are very proud and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Mann Cup and host it in our own backyard," Rob Buchan, Vice President and Governor for the Thunder, noted the team was up to the challenge of representing Langley and the WLA in competing for the ultimate prize in Canadian lacrosse.

Langley was the first team to clinch a birth in the Canadian final, allotting them a few extra days before finding out who the Eastern Champion would be. While most expected the Peterborough Lakers to earn the chance to defend the 2010 Mann Cup title, the Brampton Excelsiors punched their ticket Wednesday night with an 11-9 victory.

The series starts Wednesday, September 7 at 7:45PM at the Langley Events Centre, marking the first time the Canadian Championship will take place in Langley,

"We look forward to the hosting the Mann Cup at the Langley Events Centre," Western Lacrosse Association Commissioner Casey Cook stated, "this superb facility will give the Canadian Lacrosse Association the opportunity to showcase this great championship in a manner that will be new and exciting for all lacrosse fans".

The complete schedule is as follows:

GAME 1 Wednesday, September 7

GAME 2 Thursday, September 8

GAME 3 Saturday, September 10

GAME 4 Sunday, September 11

GAME 5* Monday, September 12

GAME 6* Wednesday, September 14

GAME 7* Thursday, September 15

*if necessary

Tickets for the series are on sale now at or at the Langley Events Centre Ticket Office. Prices are as follows:

Adults - $8.00*

Students (with valid ID) - $2.00*

Seniors (over 60) - $2.00*

Children (12 and under) - $7.00*

*tickets purchased online or by phone subject to additional charges

The Langley Events Centre also has capacity for Private Suites, which are available by calling 604- 455-8804. For more information on the 2011 Mann Cup, please visit the Langley Events Centre website at

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