WLA Hires New Commissioner

Victoria Shamrocks Lacrosse Club Photo June 14, 2013

Victoria Shamrocks Lacrosse Club Photo by Kevin Light

The Western Lacrosse Association Board of Governors has announced that Paul Dal Monte will join the WLA as the league’s new Commissioner.

Mr. Dal Monte has an extensive lacrosse background: six-time Minto Cup Champion with Burnaby (three as a player, three as coach), three-time Mann Cup Champion (as a player) with New Westminster, Head Coach & Director of Lacrosse Operations for the Vancouver Ravens of the NLL, and Assistant Coach with Team Canada in 2002 - 2003. Dal Monte is also honoured to have been inducted into the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame.

Dal Monte has an extensive sports business background, including 15 years in Brand/Marketing with the Vancouver Canucks. He has also consulted with organizations such as the Ottawa Senators, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Abbotsford Heat, and Langley Events Centre. One of the industry’s most respected marketing executives, he currently leads a digital fan experience team for TELUS.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the WLA and work with General Managers and the Board of Governors to take the League to the next level,” said Dal Monte. “I’m especially looking forward to leveraging my relationships in the Canadian lacrosse community, and the long history and competitive nature of the WLA to expand the profile of the WLA in the Canadian sports scene.”

The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) is an amateur league of men’s Senior ‘A’ box lacrosse sanctioned by the Canadian Lacrosse Association. It consists of seven teams, based in cities throughout southwestern British Columbia, including the Victoria Shamrocks. Every year, the playoff teams battle for the right to compete against the Major Series Lacrosse champion for the Mann Cup every September.

Victoria Shamrocks season tickets starting at just $45, are now on sale fby phoning 250-478-ROCK (7625) or by visiting Victoriashamrocks.com

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