WLA Press Release - Nick Thomas new RIC

by Yvan Lomas

Nick Thomas Appointed Referee-in-Chief

Veteran WLA Referee Joins League Front Office

Burnaby, B.C., April 1, 2022 – The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) announced today that the Board of Governors has appointed Nick Thomas of British Columbia as Referee-in-Chief.

Thomas has twenty-six years box lacrosse refereeing experience, including 1 World Championship, 5 Mann Cups, 2 Minto Cups, 2 President’s Cups, and 1 Founder’s Cup. He also previously served as Head Referee for the 2019 WLA season.

The 2022 WLA season will kick off on Friday, May 27th with the New Westminster Salmonbellies on the road to play the Victoria Shamrocks at The Q Centre in Victoria. Broadcast and ticket information will be made available at WLALacrosse.com closer to the season, the full schedule is available at WLALacrosse.com.

The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) is an amateur league of men’s Senior A box lacrosse

sanctioned by the Canadian Lacrosse Association. 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 champion (Ontario) for the Mann Cup every September. The championship is

hosted alternately between Ontario (MSL) and British Columbia (WLA) every year.