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Coquitlam Adanacs to host Canada's Jr. 'A' lacrosse championship in 2024

It's the second time the national tournament will be held in Coquitlam since 2010, when the A's hoisted their first of three Minto Cups.
Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs forward Parker Kennedy (#27) in action at the Palace on Poirier during the 2023 BC Jr. 'A' Lacrosse League season. The team has won the bid to host the 2024 Minto Cup, Canada's national men's Jr. 'A' championship.

The Coquitlam Adanacs are now looking to solidify a spot at Canada's men's junior 'A' lacrosse championship in back-to-back years.

Last Saturday (July 15), the purple-and-gold's 2024 ticket was officially punched after winning the bid to host the prestigious Minto Cup tournament.

It'll be the first time since 2010 the best teams from across the country will compete for the national title in Coquitlam.

That year, the A's used the home Palace on Poirier floor to their advantage to ultimately hoist the club's first-ever Minto Cup — a 2-0 finals' series win over the Orangeville Northmen (Ontario).

Coquitlam has gone on to win two more championships since then, 2016 and 2018, among seven finals' appearances.

Now, all that's standing between the Adanacs and fulfilling their back-to-back mission is the Victoria Shamrocks.

Coquitlam is set to face their Island rivals in the best-of-seven BC Junior 'A' Lacrosse League (BCJALL) finals starting Saturday (July 22) with a trip to the 2023 Minto Cup on the line.

The A's finished with a 18-3 record in the 2023 regular season and swept the Port Coquitlam Saints 3-0 in the semifinal round of the playoffs.

Forward Jaxon Dillion led the purple and gold with 34 goals and 70 points in 20 games, while goaltender Thomas Ungaro led the BCJALL with a 7.11 goals-against average.

The Adanacs will host game one of the BCJALL finals on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Palace on Poirier (633 Poirier St.). You can see a full schedule in the social media post below.

Coquitlam is currently slated to host the 2024 Minto Cup from Aug. 17 to 24.

It'll take place during the same week that Port Coquitlam hosts the national junior 'B' tier 1 championship, Aug. 14 to 20, known as the Founders Cup.