Iroquois Nationals

September 28, 2015 - 3:20pm
Canada beat the Iroquois National team 12-8 to win gold. They've never lost a game in the tournament's history.

Indoor lacrosse is serious business. It's played on a turf field that's just about the same size as a hockey rink, and there are the same amount of players playing per team as the ice sport, just subtract the skates and add sticks with netting. The pace of play is much different though. Hockey is sort of half transitional and half setting up with the puck on your opponents side. Indoor lacrosse is almost entirely stationary. Teams with possession can simply jog over to the other side and get into formation.

September 30, 2013 - 7:31pm
The first annual Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Expo featured exhibition lacrosse games, Native American craft vendors, stick-making demonstrations, and social dancing.

Seneca Nation member Todd Gates was heartbroken when a hip replacement surgery in 2009 forced him to stop playing lacrosse for 10 years. But it was lacrosse that helped him recover.

“It was really depressing at the time,” said Gates, 53, of Buffalo and former tribal council leader for the Seneca Nation. “Lacrosse brought me back into being the guy that I thought I could be.”