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Sarnia Native Jim Purves wins Canadian National Lacrosse Mann Cup

September 16, 2012


In the Senior A Canadian Lacrosse Championship the Peterborough Lakers won the coveted Mann Cup after clinching the best-of-seven series 4-2 on Saturday Sept 15, against the Langley Thunder at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough.  

 


Sarnia Native Jim Purves and former player for the Sarnia Pacers Jr B  is a member of the Championship team.   Purves also played in the NLL for the 2012 Buffalo Bandits. 

 

After losing the first two games to Langley (13 2, 15 14) the Lakers went on and won the next four to win the title. (14 10, 9 8, 9 5 and the final game 14 8).


The Mann Cup was presented by the late Sir Donald Mann, builder of the Canadian Northern Railway, for the Senior Amateur Championship of Canada and was originally a challenge cup. It is a gold cup, appraised at over $60,000 in 1999, and is one of the most valuable trophies in sport
 

photo courtesy of the Canada Lacrosse Association

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