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MJLAX HISTORY

The Moose Jaw Lacrosse Association was started in the early 1990’s by Jim Trites. Jim became lacrosse fanatic while working in B.C., one of the long time hotbeds of lacrosse in Canada. Jim started the association after moving back to Saskatchewan and his son found he had no where to play. There were very few teams in those early years with most games taking place between the single Moose Jaw team and a couple of teams out of Regina. Jim’s son decided to head back to B.C. where he had a great career with the Coquitlam Adnacs of the B.C. Major Junior ‘A’ league. After a few more years of running the organization Jim decided it was time to step down and let some of the new blood run the association.  In 1996, Jim recruited Barry Stewart whose son had taken an interest in the game. Barry along with some of the newer parents grew the association from a single team to a high of over 200 players in the early 2000’s. The Associations vision statement of “Developing a Program of Excellence” was created by this group of individuals and has been the cornerstone of the organization ever since. The association is known for developing outstanding lacrosse players, officials and coaches… especially when you consider our population!