WLA Announces 2023 Territorial Protection

Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) teams have announced their Graduating Junior Territorial Protections.

Territorial Protection for 2023 is as follows:


Protected Player #1

Protected Player #2

Maple Ridge Burrards

Drew Andre

Isaac Ngyou

Burnaby Lakers

Matteo Tack

Nic Dos Santos

New Westminster Salmonbellies

Noah Armitage

Ben Stewart

Victoria Shamrocks

Patrick Dodds

Casey Wilson

Nanaimo Timbermen

Justin Geddie

Ryan Sheridan

Coquitlam Adanacs

Adam Noakes

Nick Musso

Langley Thunder

Matt Abbott

Kyle Brunsch

The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) has scheduled its 2023 Graduating Junior Draft for Tuesday January 31 at 7 p.m. 

The draft will be webcast live at WLALacrosse.com and hosted by longtime lacrosse play-by-play broadcaster, Jake Elliott.

For the full, up-to-date draft order, visit WLALacrosse.com.

Draft results will be presented live at WLALacrosse.com and on official WLA social media channels. Check your team’s social media or use the hashtag #WLADraft to participate in the conversation.

The 2023 WLA schedule will be announced in mid-February with teams playing an 18-game regular season followed by playoffs in the run up to the Mann Cup, hosted by this year’s WLA champion in September.

The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) is an amateur men’s Senior A box lacrosse league 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 (Ontario) champion for the Mann Cup. The championship is hosted alternately between Ontario and British Columbia every September.