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Canada wins lacrosse tournament

Team Canada, with help from some Western New York connections, beat the United States, 8-5, to earn its third Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship.

The team was coached by Canisius College coach Randy Mearns while 2005 Canisius graduate Jason Levesque served as an assistant.

Former Golden Griffins Dan Coates (2011), Angus Dineley (2007), Adam Jones (2011) and Matt Vinc (2005) all played for the squad.

None of the former Griffs registered a point.

Canada’s other tournament wins came in 2006 and 1978.

The matchup marked the fifth consecutive FIL final to feature Canada and the United States. The countries have combined to win all 12 of the FIL World Championships. Australia is the only other country to appear in a final game.

Kevin Crowley led the Canadians with five goals on seven shots in the win. Kevin Leveille scored three goals for the United States.

The game was the lowest scoring FIL championship contest in tournament history.

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