Canada Edges by Iroquois 9-8 in International Action

Team Canada takes a huge step in thriller divisional game canada vs iro Team Canada barely escaped an exciting comeback by the Iroquois National Team in group play at the FIL World Games last night. Time of possession was a factor early on when the Iroquois sustained several penalties. The lack of possessions allowed Canada to jump out to a 6-1 lead by halftime. Things looked bleak for the Iroquois even late in the third as Canada still lead by 5 goals. The heroic comeback came in the fourth with 5 straight goals by the Iroquois to make the game 8-8. With the Canadian defense on their heels, and the Iroquois offense in full control of the momentum, a costly turnover gave the ball back to Canada who would score with 19 seconds left in regulation. It was team Canada's Curtis Dickson who ended up being the hero of the night with the late 4th quarter goal. The game was about as exciting as World Lacrosse Action gets with two star-studded rosters like Canada and the Iroquois. The match-up of the night was Canada’s future Hall of Fame Defender Brodie Merrill at close defense vs. the rock-star Tewaaraton winner Lyle Thompson at attack. These two played a tough game filled with incredible plays. The Iroquois National team has definitely proved they are ready to compete on this world stage as the move on the play Team USA tonight at 5pm MDT Team Canada will follow up at 8pm MDT against a formidable team Australia.

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