The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) would like to congratulate the Canadian officials and assessor for their appointments as Umpires to the FIL 2012 U19 Men’s World Lacrosse Championship in Turku, Finland.
The following officials are representing Canada: Lawrence Zdrill (Edmonton, AB) Lee Brien (Burnaby, BC) Ryan Nose (Surrey, BC) Scott McMullen (Dartmouth, NS) Brent Coulombe (Welland, ON) David Goulet – assessor (Abbotsford, BC) “It’s always a privilege to be selected to represent your country for something you love to do. Sharing the field with the best teams, players, coaches and fellow officials in the world is a true honour and is what every official should work for,” commented Lee Brien Canadian officials are respected on the international level. They love the game, respect the rules of the sport and work hard to get to the international stage.
“I am honoured to be a part of the Canadian officials contingent at the 2012 World Championship. I am looking forward to a first class event in Finland and I know our crew will represent referees, our country and the game of lacrosse exceptionally,” said David Goulet, Canadian assessor for the world championship, prior to his departure for Finland.
For most, the 2012 event is not their first experience at a world championship, but for a couple, it is. International rookie, Scott McMullen said “To be selected to represent Canada and the Canadian officials is a great honor. I am very excited to go to my first international championship.”
Stewart Begg, VP of International Competitions for the CLA thanked the officials on behalf of the Canadian Lacrosse community, “each one of you has put in many years of training to be at the level of a world class official. My congratulations to all of you for your devotion and hard work to be the best. Now that you have successfully made this long journey, please remember to take with you the most precious gift of all – you are the ambassadors of the Canadian Lacrosse Association, our National Sport and the greatest country in the world, Canada. From the time of your departure from Canada and until return home, you will be our Ambassadors. While at the U19 World Championship, we ask no more than do your best and to work as a team.”
Congratulations and best of luck to our Canadian representatives!