Have you ever wanted to see a lacrosse game from Paul Rabil’s perspective? Now you can with this helmet cam footage from the 2010 Hawaii Tournament
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Western Club Lacrosse: A Summary Of The Iroquois Nationals Experience At The 2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational (Video)
Hawaiʻi recently hosted the Hawaiʻi Lacrosse Invitational along with the team that represents the heritage of this sport, the Iroquois Nationals.
Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team: Competing In The 2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Represented “Closure” To The “Visa Issue” That Prevented Play In 2010 World Lacrosse Championships
Members of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team have said “cheerio” to the disappointment of a British visa snafu that prevented them from competing in the 2010 World Lacrosse Championships last July, and “Aloha!” to the Hawaii Lacrosse 20th Anniversary Invitational Tournament.
The 20-plus member team arrived in Hawaii Oct. 27 to compete in the anniversary tournament at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki from Oct. 29 – 31. This is the first year the tournament is sponsored by Nike Lacrosse.
The island tournament attracts 2,000 players and spectators each year to play and watch the sport known as the “fastest game on two feet.”
To the Iroquois Nationals and the people of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee (or Iroquois) Confederacy, however, lacrosse is known as the “the Creator’s game” and it was founded on Iroquois territory. The six nations are the Onondaga, Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Tuscarora and Cayuga and while each nation is a separate entity, they share a collective identity as Haudenosaunee.
“When you talk about lacrosse, you talk about the lifeblood of the Six Nations. The game is ingrained into our culture, our system and our lives,” said Oren Lyons, Onondaga faithkeeper, a former All-American Lacrosse goalie, and honorary chairman of the Iroquois Nationals.
The Hawaii Lacrosse 20th Anniversary Invitational Tournament is the Iroquois Nationals’ first competition since a grueling week of uncertainty in July when the team’s departure for the world championships in Manchester, England, was an on-again-off-again affair as the U.S. and British governments hassled over the validity of the team’s Haudenosaunee passports.
The “2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational”: A Recap Of The 20th Aniversary Of The Top Western Lacrosse Showcase
The Men’s Elite championship game is always a spectacle, as the Kapiolani Park field is taken over by the top players in the game.
The Crease Monkeys Masters defeated Wimmer Solutions Masters, 7-6, on a goal from Cort Kim with less than 10 seconds remaining to win their division.
Team Breakaway took their second straight tournament win, narrowly beating the Hawaii Eleu women 11-10. This was the first year a Hawaii wahine team played in the championship game.
2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational: Wimmer Solutions Lacrosse Defeated Crease Monkeys 14-5 In Open Championship Final Behind “Insane” Goaltending By Brett Queener
2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational: The Iroquois National Lacrosse Team Has Provided “An Educational Experience” For The Hawaiian Youth
20th Hawaii Invitational Tournament at Kapiolani Park as well as do a clinic for native Hawaiian youth.
Yesterday’s clinic here by the Iroquois National Lacrosse team was much more than a cultural exchange. For the students at Ke Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Anuenue, the Hawaiian immersion school in Palolo Valley, it was an educational experience that linked the Hawaiian sovereignty issue to the recognition problems encountered by the visitors last summer.
The Iroquois Nationals were unable to travel to England to compete in the Federations of International Lacrosse World Championships because of a document dispute. The players possess passports issued by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, a group of six nations in the U.S. and Canada. The State Department granted a one-time waiver to travel, but the United Kingdom refused to recognize the passports.
Rather than use U.S. or Canadian passports, the team — ranked fourth in the world — stood firm when defaulting its matches to underline national pride and the right to self-determination.
2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational: Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team Roster Includes Cody Jamieson, Gewas Schindler, Drew Bucktooth And Marty Ward