2023 Territorial Protection

The Senior Lakers are thrilled to add two new Burnaby players to the organization through this year's territorial protection. Today, we welcome Matteo Tack and Nic Dos Santos to the roster!

See below for the WLA announcement of territorial protections for all teams throughout the league and tune in for the WLA draft two weeks from now on Tuesday, January 31st.

Burnaby, B.C., Jan. 17, 2023: 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.