Rogers Television To Broadcast The 2009 Festival

June 22nd, 2009


TORONTO, Ontario – The Ontario Lacrosse Association(OLA) today announced Rogers Television will broadcast the national championship games of the Pee Wee, Bantam and Girls Bantam Lacrosse Championships of Canada.

The Rogers Television broadcast team of Gary Mark (play-by-play) and Ron Messer (commentary and analysis) will call the action.

The broadcast schedule will feature six games live on Saturday, August 8th on the Rogers Ontario network:

. The finals of the Bantam Girls Lacrosse Championship of Canada at 9:45 AM (bronze medal game) and 11:00 AM (gold medal game)
. The finals of the Warrior/Pee Wee Lacrosse Championship of Canada at 1:30 PM (bronze medal game) and 3:05 PM (gold medal game)
. The finals of the STX/Bantam Lacrosse Championship of Canada at 6:30 PM (bronze medal game) and 8:05 PM (gold medal game)

Repeat broadcasts in Ontario will be aired on future Rogers Television dates.

“We are very pleased to partner with Rogers Television to deliver the full flavour of one of the largest community-based youth sport events in Canada and the minor lacrosse national championships. The increased awareness of Canada’s national summer sport is a direct result of a growing television audience for lacrosse” said Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) Convenor, Marion Ladouceur.

“If the finals are anything similar to the games in the past, we’re looking forward to some very exciting lacrosse for all fans to enjoy.”

2009 Presenting Sponsors of the Festival are Gait Lacrosse, Harrow Sports, STX Lacrosse, Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club, Under Armour and Warrior Sports.

For complete Festival schedules and results, visit

For more Festival information, please contact:
Ron MacSpadyen
Ontario Lacrosse Festival
3 Concorde Gate, Suite 306
Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3N7.
Telephone: (416) 426-7068
Fax: (416) 426-7382



  1. Can I get an autograph before you start charging for them?

  2. Even better we get another Redmen game ths friday night in Whitby as Redmen face theLakers in Game #2 of thier opening round playoff series. Lacrosse is the #1 rated show on Rogers !!!! yahooo more boxla for the masses. thanks to everyone that called in and said they loved the show..

  3. I’m glad to see that an experienced person will be calling the Redmen Games. He has after all worked with the Rock. Thanks for letting Marksy in Mess.

    Two things……….

    I’m coming up to see Wamp on Friday. (My son wants to meet him as do I)


    “Opening Round Playoff Series”????

    How about, Three Game Farewell Tour. (tough trade with Willy)

    May the best team win.

    • Marksy is great at play by play the best I have worked with so far in lacrosse. “Three game farewell tour you havent seen the mind blowing effect of the run n gun yet that P . Vipond has released back to the world ! I will warn the Wamp that you are coming to the big city . cmon over and say Hi..

  4. Well Mess, I really appreciate the comment. And as much as I am thankful for all who have helped out, the success of our commentary, just like a successful lacrosse team, comes from team work. We do work well together, and pretty much both know when to clam up so the other can speak.

    So far, so good! And I am thinking it will only get better…..

    • Awwww!

  5. Great work at the game last night gentlemen, and of course that was only a good natured jab at Marksy. Thanks for letting Zach get in there for the picture even though the countdown was on. Wamp was also great to him on the other side. A great night of lacrosse. You guys coming down tonight?

    • We werent there but thats okay I knew that we would be heading home for another as the vaunted ‘”3 game farewell tour” has a flat tire .

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