The MHSFLL is sanctioned by the Manitoba Lacrosse Association. It is the longest running program of the MLA and has produced a number of top field lacrosse players who have gone on to be members of Manitoba’s provincial field lacrosse teams.
The MHSFLL has been in existence since the late 1980’s. Teachers who were in the physical education field at the time had introduced the game of inter-lacrosse to their Junior High students. Because of the interest, these teachers started an annual Junior High inter-lacrosse tournament. A number of these teachers then moved into the High School system and wanted to continue the tradition of lacrosse so they subsequently started a High School Field Lacrosse program. The rebirth of field lacrosse culminated in 1990 when our Junior Men’s team, made up of all-stars from the High School League, won the National Championship. (First Nations Trophy).
The MHSFLL runs from the end of April (depending on the weather) to the end of May. Traditionally league games have been played on Tuesday, Thursday and Super Fridays. Games are usually played after school and where possible doubleheaders are scheduled. Upon the conclusion of the High School Field regular season, the MLA sanctions a Provincial Championship which historically is the first weekend in June.