Saturday, December 7, 2013

"The Creator's Game" — A Nine-Century-Old Local Sporting Tradition

With our Triple A Rochester Red Wings not playing until Spring, tonight we're off to see the Rochester Knighthawks, one of the nine teams of the National Lacrosse League.

Lacrosse, even before St. Jean de Brébeuf in 1637 saw the game near here and named it after the crosier carried by bishops, "was characterized by deep spiritual involvement" and "was said to be played 'for the Creator.'" About a quarter of our local team is Iroquois, mostly from across the border from the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation.

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