Cinderella Story: Iroquois Ironmen Win Creator's Cup Lacrosse Title
In an inredible run, the Iroquois Ironmen, an all-Native squad, knocked out the top three seeds in the Canadian Lacrosse League playoffs to win the 2013 Creator's Cup title. The sixth-seeded Ironmen won only four games in the regular season, but it was their three stunning playoff wins that earned them this year's championship.
The "Cinderella Story" Ironmen knocked off the Ohsweken Demons (W 15-14), Niagara Lock Monsters (W 16-15 OT) en route to a title match versus the Toronto Shooting Stars in their postseason run. In the final, played yesterday, April 21, at home at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena on Six Nations, Iroquois jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, then held on to hold off a late Toronto rally to win 14-11. Despite being held scoreless in the final 15 minutes, Ironmen starting goalie Jake Lazore would stand tall registering nine saves in the final 10 minutes for his third straight postseason victory.
Travis Hill was named Championship MVP. In the final he led the Ironmen with three goals and one assist. In the postseason he registered 12 points adding seven goals and five assists.
The Ironmen competed for last season's CLax Creator's Cup title too, in their inaugural season. They lost to Oshweken, also an all-Native team, in that championship game. But they had their revenge this year when they eliminated the Demons in the first round.