Via 3d Rising
By Brendon Burke
In somewhat of a departure from the typical recruiting event for this time of year, the 2014 Haudenosaunee U-19 Nations Cup took place at the Nichols School in Buffalo on Saturday, with five teams from Western New York and Ontario showcasing their talents on a cold and rainy day.
As part of the Iroquois’ increased effort to put the best players on the field for international competition, the tournament was used as a preliminary Iroquois Nationals evaluation with an eye toward the 2016 FIL U-19 World Lacrosse Championships. All participating players were of First Nations/Native American origin and many would be eligible for the Iroquois Nationals team that will compete for the U-19 world title in Canada two years from now.