Hockey with Lacrosse

WHY Hockey Players Should Play Lacrosse... 

  •  Lacrosse and hockey are very similar sports
  •  U.S. College scholarship opportunities in lacrosse are available
  •  Hockey players excel in lacrosse
  •  It's a great method to increase physical fitness in hockey's off-
  •  season
  •  Team sports build self esteem, respect, integrity, & fairness
  •  Lacrosse teaches leadership skills
  •  It helps prevent sport burn-out by playing a new, fast-paced sport
  •  Players of all fitness levels and abilities can compete in lacrosse
  •  A player can learn basic plays and strategies
  •  A player can learn to play both offensive and defensive positions
  •  and make a quick transition from defence to offence and vice versa
  •  It reinforces the importance of quickness and agility around the net
  •  Lacrosse increases hand-eye co-ordination when stick handling
  •  It teaches players to play with their head up and to be more
  •  aware of their surroundings
  •  Offensive scoring skills are honed by shooting at smaller targets
  •  and picking corners
  •  Defensive skills are taught with individual and team concepts
  •  Lacrosse teaches the creativity of fakes, back passes, & shots
  •  Lacrosse is run in 5-player units and helps the hockey player
  •  practice playing a team concept
  •  It is inexpensive to equip lacrosse players as most hockey
  •  equipment can be used in lacrosse

WHY Hockey Coaches Should Coach Lacrosse... 

  •  It's a great way to keep your hockey team together all year round. 
  •  Hockey coaches teach similar strategies of team play and special teams. 
  •  Hockey coaches and players only have to look at players such as
  •  Gretzky, Sakic, Shanahan, Ronning, Kariya, Nieuwendyk and Oates as  these great hockey players have one thing in common...they have all played lacrosse and have used the experience to enhance their hockey skills.  You can share in their experience by playing lacrosse!

HOCKEY - Canada's National Winter Sport 
LACROSSE -- Canada's National Summer Sport 
Can you think of a better partnership? 
For more information about playing Lacrosse in your 
community, please call the  
Alberta Lacrosse Association Office 

(708) 464-1861 


NHL Players Who Played Lacrosse:

Wayne Gretzky Connor McDavid Brendan Shanahan Paul Coffey
Gordie Howe Dave Andreychuck David Bolland Bobby Orr
Kyle Quincey Adam Oates Brendan Smith Jason York
Kyle Turris Jonathan Toews Reilly Smith Joe Nieuwendyk
Mike Ridley Matt Moulson Max Domi Joe Sakic
Doug Evans Jordan Eberle Nick Paul Doug Gilmour
Sam Gagne Cody Hodgson Connor Brown Brian Bellows
Jason Ward Gary Roberts John Maclean Gerry Cheevers
John Tavares Paul Kariya Bob Probert Doug Favell
Steven Stamkos Rick Dudley Adrian Aucoin Lionel Conacher
Ryan Getzlaf Darren Pang Devin Shore John Ferguson
Seam Monahan Shawn Simpson Dustin Brown Dan Ellis
Darnell Nurse Mark Stone John Barrett Riley Nash
Ben Eager Cliff Ronning Marc Savard Codi Cedi
Ryan Strome Gary Roberts Matt Barnaby Brett Ritchie
Ron Meighen Nick Ritchie Jack Bionda Seth Griffith


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