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Langley minor lacrosse benefits from 50/50 draws

Six Nations Arrows captain Johnny Powless raises the Minto Cup to celebrate his team
Six Nations Arrows captain Johnny Powless raises the Minto Cup to celebrate his team's victory over the Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs at the Langley Events Centre. Below: Six Nations Arrows’ Josh Johnson celebrates his team’s Minto Cup championship with his eight-month-old son Jaemyn and girlfriend Skylar Powless; Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs captain Wes Berg is taken down by Six Nations Arrows Wenster Green during game six of the Minto Cup championship series at the Langley Events Centre.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times

The Langley Minor Box and Field Lacrosse associations have a little more money to operate this season thanks to 50/50 draws.

The association will receive $9,476, which was raised at the six games of the Minto Cup championships held at the Langley Events Centre last week.

The Canadian junior A championship ran Aug. 16 to 23 with Ontario champion Six Nations Arrows defeating B.C. champion Coquitlam Adanacs four games to two.

“We’re honoured and privileged that the Langley Events Centre thought enough of us to include us,” said Langley Minor Lacrosse Box president Brock Rose.

“I can’t speak enough of the people that made the event possible and we were fortunate enough to be a part of it.”

In total, 9,516 people came through the doors of the LEC over the course of the week. That works out to an average of 1,586 fans per game.

An additional 1,787 watched the action online during the series, which is nearly 300 fans per game.

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