WLA Draft of Graduating Juniors goes February 6th

The road to the 2020 season begins this week as the WLA's Draft of Graduating Juniors takes place this Thursday, February 6th beginning at 7pm. The Lakers will draft the 4th pick overall. See the press release from the WLA below for the details on how to watch the draft live.

Burnaby, BC; January 16, 2020 – The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) Board of Governors has set the date for the 2020 Graduating Junior Draft, Thursday, February 6th at 7pm. Watch or follow the draft live at WLALacrosse.com.

A free webcast will be presented by the Langley Events Centre, featuring hosts Jake Elliot and Brad Challoner. Jake and Brad will bring their combined decades of lacrosse experience and knowledge of the game and players to analyze the draft from the first pick to the last.

This will be the first year of territorial protection for the League – each team will have an opportunity to protect one player from their local association area. If a team chooses not to protect a player, they will receive one compensatory pick in a round that will take place immediately prior to the first round of the regular draft.

Visit WLALacrosse.com for the complete draft order.

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