BC Lacrosse Hosts 2013 Minto Cup

August 12, 2013

BC Lacrosse will be hosting the 76th annual Minto Cup starting on August 16, 2013. The 2013 Minto Cup is a 10-day tournament for Junior A - Lacrosse players that features the four best teams across Canada, which will take place at Queens Park Arena in New Westminster, BC. This year's teams will be representing Alberta, BC, and Ontario, two of which are from BC.

Pointstreak Sports Technologies is happy to support the event with our real-time statistics software to provide up to the minute live game results for all fans and media to follow. Additionally, Pointstreak is pleased to announce that this is the 8th year running the Canadian Lacrosse Association, and its host clubs have elected to use the Pointstreak Statistics platform for this Championship event.

Please visit BC Lacrosse for more information on schedules and tickets.

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About Minto Cup

The Minto Cup is a beautiful silver cup donated by Lord Minto on May 31, 1901, for competition among the Lacrosse teams in the Dominion. Lord Minto was Governor General of Canada at the time. The amateur status of the competition continued until 1904.

The cup was placed under control of trustees and in possession of C.A. Welsh, of New Westminster, B.C., the last surviving trustee. When he died, the present Lord Minto of England, whose father donated the cup, was informed of the circumstances. He officially transferred the Minto cup to the care and management of the Canadian Lacrosse Association, who placed it into competition for the Junior Championship of Canada. 
The Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary) were present at the first game played for the Minto Cup between the Capitals of Ottawa and Cornwall in 1901. It continued as a Senior Championship until 1934. 
When the Minto Cup was originally place into Junior competition in 1937, All-Star teams were built around Provincial Championship teams. This practice was soon discontinued and in 1960 the trophy became emblematic of the Canadian Junior "A" Championship.