Daily Archives: February 7, 2009

University Of Montana Men’s Lacrosse 2009 Schedule


02/07 Washington St. Moscow, ID
02/07 Idaho Moscow, ID
02/21 Oregon Missoula, MT
02/22 Oregon St. Missoula, MT
02/28 Portland St. Portland, OR
03/06 Colorado TBA
03/07 Texas A&M Boulder, CO
03/08 Colorado St. TBA
03/14 Boise St. Boise, ID
04/18 Gonzaga Missoula, MT
04/25 Simon Fraser Missoula, MT
04/26 Washington Missoula, MT

2009 PNCLL Playoffs – Date: TBA – Curtis HS – Tacoma, WA

2009 MCLA National Tournament  –  May 12 – 16  –  Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Denver, CO

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On its face, the 2009 season appears to symbolize a substantial changing of the guard for The Griz who are hoping to reload their historically high-powered offense after losing a core group of seniors to graduation including 2008 MCLA Div. 1 All-America Third Team & PNCLL Div. 1 All-Conference 1st Team Midfield Townsend Hall, 2008 PNCLL Div. 1 All-Conference Second Team Midfield Jake Bagley and 2008 PNCLL Div. 1 All-Conference 1st Team Attack Zander Ault.

Back on the field for The Griz this season will be 2008 PNCLL Div. 1 All-Conference 1st Team Attack Sam Cameron (2009 Captain), 2008 PNCLL Div. 1 All-Conference 1st Team & MCLA Div. 1 All-America H.M. Face-off Specialist Tucker Sargent, 2008 PNCLL Div. 1 All-Conference 1st Team Defense Henry Sulzbacher (2009 Captain), Senior Midfield Wes Armstrong (2009 Captain), Junior Defender Brogan Ballard and Senior Goalie Colin Connery. The Grizzlies’ roster also includes a strong group of freshmen and transfer recruits.

Change also extends to the sidelines for The Griz this season as former University of Idaho Coach and Griz Lacrosse Founding Father Ryan Hanavan takes the reigns from 2007 MCLA Div. B National Champion Coach Kevin Flynn.

“I’m excited to open up the 2009 season,” said Hanavan. “We’ve had a lot of changes since last spring … It’s always a challenge to bring in a new coaching staff and the graduating class from last year was pretty significant. We had a good fall and have had a great spring. The team has been working hard and our freshman and transfer students will have a great opportunity to find their roles when we take the field this weekend.”

Recent favorable weather in western Montana has given The Griz the chance to get out on the field and feel out the new team dynamics.

“The sun has been shining and the days have been getting longer,” Hanavan said, “it’s time for the bears to hunt.”

Former assistant coach Phil Rohlfing rejoins the coaching staff as well.

Generally recognized as one of the top teams in the PNCLL-1, The Griz will look to compete this year with nationally ranked conference opponents Simon Fraser University and the University of Oregon. Including those teams, The Griz are scheduled to compete against five national Top 25 teams this season with an early-March trip to Colorado to play Texas A&M, Colorado, and Colorado State.

Simon Fraser University Men’s Lacrosse: Canadian Lacrosse Team Plays In Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL)


SFU Lacrosse, Representing Canada

Simon Fraser University (SFU) Lacrosse provides the Canadian student-athlete a unique opportunity to play at the top-level of collegiate club lacrosse, while they stay at home to attend a great institution. There is no better combination of respected academics, top-ranked athletics and overall college atmosphere in the country. With some of Canada’s most innovative academic programs and cutting edge co-operative work placement programs, Simon Fraser Lacrosse alumni have an amazing network of professionals wherever they go. In addition to this, Simon Fraser Lacrosse offers: 


The only collegiate field lacrosse program in British Columbia.

The only opportunity to play for a Canadian collegiate field lacrosse team in a US league.

The only opportunity to compete for a National title (American or Canadian) as a member of a Canadian collegiate field lacrosse team.

2009 Regular Season
Date Opponent Location Time Result
Feb 7 Boise State University Mercer Stadium — New Westminster, British Columbia 7:30PM  
Feb 14 Washington State University Mercer Stadium — New Westminster, British Columbia 7:30PM  
Feb 15 University of Idaho Burnaby Lake Sports Complex — Burnaby, British Columbia 10:30AM  
Feb 20 Brigham Young University BYU — Provo, Utah TBA  
Feb 21 University of Utah University of Utah — Salt Lake City, Utah TBA  
Feb 28 University of Washington Mercer Stadium — New Westminster, British Columbia 6:00PM  
March 28 Portland State University** Mercer Stadium — New Westminster, British Columbia 1:00PM  
April 3 University of Oregon University of Oregon — Eugene, Oregon 7:00PM  
April 5 Oregon State University Oregeon State University — Corvallis, Oregon 12:00PM  
April 10 Arizona State University Arizona State University — Tempe, Arizona TBA  
April 12 University of Arizona University of Arizona — Tucson, Arizona TBA  
April 25 University of Montana University of Montana — Missoula, Montana 1:00PM  
April 26 Gonzaga University Gonzaga University — Spokane, Washington 12:00PM  
May 2 PNCLL Final Four Tournament, May 2-3
Semi Final vs TBA TBA TBA  
May 3 PNCLL Championship vs TBA TBA TBA  
May 12 MCLA National Championships — Denver Colorado, May 12-16
MCLA Opening Round Denver, CO TBA  
May 13 MCLA Quarter-Finals Denver, CO TBA  
May 15 MCLA Semi-Finals Denver, CO TBA  
May 16 MCLA Championship Final Denver, CO TBA  

** Denotes Senior Day