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Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational: Highlights From Video Camera On Paul Rabil’s Helmet (Video)

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

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.

Iroquois Nationals Captain Gewas Schindler and Executive Director Percy Abrams are greeted by Halealoha Ayau of Hawaii Lacrosse and Kahu Kamana’opono Crabbe at a welcoming ceremony Oct. 27. The Iroquois Nationals will compete in the Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Tournament Oct. 29 – 31. Photo courtesy of NIKE.

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.

For more:   http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/national/hawaiialaska/Iroquois-Nationals-compete-in-Hawaii-international-tourney-106309758.html

The “2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational”: A Recap Of The 20th Aniversary Of The Top Western Lacrosse Showcase

 The Hawaii Lacrosse 20th Anniversary Invitational Tournament presented by Nike ended Sunday after yet another year of amazing lacrosse in paradise.It never gets old playing at the base of Diamond Head crater, and with some of the best talent in the world on the field, it’s become a premier event in the world of lacrosse.

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. 

2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Open Champions Wimmer Solutions

Stacked with the likes of Paul Rabil, Ryan Powell, Gary Gait and Max Seibald, Wimmer Solutions took their third trophy in tournament history by defeating the Crease Monkeys, 14-5.

2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Masters MVP Cort Kim (Crease Monkeys and Easton Lacrosse), Elite Division MVP Brett Queener (Goalie, Wimmer Solutions, Easton Lacrosse Spokesman) and Doug Appleton (Masters Division and Easton Lacrosse) standing in front of Diamond Head with Cort and Brett's MVP Awards.

Goalie Brett Queener was named most valuable player in the game for limiting the offensive output of guys like John Grant Jr, Mike Leveille and Jordan Hall. 

Adding to the mix this year were the Iroquois Nationals, who came together in competition for the first time since being unable to compete in the FIL Lacrosse World Championship last June in Manchester, England. The team looked strong, but dropped a physical semi-final game to the Crease Monkeys, 12-5.
While in Hawaii, the team held a clinic for 80 Native Hawaiian students, most of whom have never before seen the sport. Each student received a Nike Lacrosse stick and an Iroquois Nationals t-shirt before learning basic skills from the Iroquois Nationals as well as Nike athletes Ryan Powell, Max Seibald and Kristen Kjellman. Nike has partnered with the Iroquois Nationals since 2006.

Doug Appleton of Easton Lacrosse With 2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Masters Division Championship Trophy.

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.


Wahine Girls with Leis at the 2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational

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.

 As always, the social events are a highlight at the Hawaii Lacrosse tournament. For a few nights, Waikiki hotspots turned into a who’s who of lacrosse, culminating in the annual costume party Sunday night.
 A bunch of the Wimmer guys were a soccer team, including goalie Steve Berger and Queener as referee and Max Seibald made a great Hulk Hogan. It’s a classic wrap party before saying “Aloha” to Hawaii, until next year.
Megan Mulcahy
Hawaii Lacrosse

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

England’s loss was Hawaii’s gain. Since the team had unused plane tickets, the Iroquois Nationals opted to compete in this weekend’s

The 20th Annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Tournament on October 29th - October 31st, 2010.

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.

Jerome Thompson, one of the coaches for the Iroquois team, showed Alohi Madrona, 13, how to hold the stick.

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.

For more:  http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/hawaiinews/20101030_lacrosse_cultural.html

2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational: Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team Roster Includes Cody Jamieson, Gewas Schindler, Drew Bucktooth And Marty Ward




We are proud to announce the 20th Annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Tournament on October 29th - October 31st, 2010. There are a limited amount of team slots in both the men's and women's brackets this year. Please email the appropriate contact for your age level to register your team. Remember your check reserves your team's slot.


Cody Jamieson
Gewas Schindler
Drew Bucktooth
Emmett Printup

Brett Bucktooth
James Cathers
Mike Lazore
Aaron Printup
Mike White
Craig Point
Matt Alexander

Marshall Abrams
Sid Smith
Charles Jacobs
Isaiah Kicknosway
Ron Cogan
Kedoh Hill

Marty Ward
Spencer Lyons

Jim Barnes
Casey Swamp
Brandon Swamp
Justin Gill
Grant Bucktooth