WLA 2024 Season Set to Begin!

by Yvan Lomas

WLA 2024 Season Set to Begin! 

For release on Monday May 20 at 9 am.

Burnaby, BC, May 20, 2024 – The Western Lacrosse Association - WLALacrosse.com (WLA) season is scheduled to begin Thursday May 23rd when the Burnaby Lakers visit defending WLA Champions, New Westminster Salmonbellies at historic Queen’s Park Arena. On Friday May 24th, the Lakers return home to Bill Copeland Arena where they host the Coquitlam Adanacs, while in Victoria, the Shamrocks will host the Langley Thunder at the Q Centre.

WLA teams will play an 18-game regular season schedule followed by August playoffs, with the league champion traveling east to take on the Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) Champions from Ontario for the Mann Cup.

“The WLA saw increases in attendance, live streams, and social media engagement in 2023 and we look forward to capitalizing on that momentum and continuing to grow our fan base in 2024,” said WLA Commissioner, Paul Dal Monte.

For the complete regular season schedule, visit WLALacrosse.com; the seven teams of the WLA will host their home openers as follows:

May 23: New Westminster vs. Burnaby at Queens Park Arena;

May 24: Burnaby vs. Coquitlam at Bill Copeland Arena;

May 24: Victoria vs. Langley at The Q Centre;

May 25: Coquitlam vs. Nanaimo at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex;

May 26: Maple Ridge vs. Victoria at Cam Neely Arena;

May 29: Langley vs. New Westminster at the Langley Events Centre;

June 1: Nanaimo vs. Maple Ridge at Frank Crane Arena.

The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) is an amateur men’s Senior A box lacrosse league, sanctioned by Lacrosse Canada. The WLA consists of seven teams based in cities throughout southwestern British Columbia, playing an 18-game schedule from late May to the end of July. Each year, the playoff teams battle for the right to compete against the Major Series Lacrosse (Ontario) champion for the Mann Cup. The championship is hosted alternately between Ontario and British Columbia every September. 


For more information, contact:

Paul Dal Monte, Commissioner


[email protected]

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