WJLC: Canada And Iroquois To Faceoff In Championship Game

Photo Credit: Dave Fryer/WJLC                                                                                                                         

After Saturday’s semifinal games, Canada and Iroquois have advanced to the championship game on Sunday. On Saturday, Canada took down Israel and Iroquois took down USA to advance to the championship. This will be the second straight year that Canada and Iroquois will face each other in the championship game. With the talent on both sides, this year’s matchup is expected to be just as competitive, if not more, as last year’s 15-10 Canada win. 

Iroquois absolutely dominated USA, winning by a score of 23-6. While things started a little slower on both sides, Iroquois took over about midway through the first. They took a 7-1 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back, keeping their foot on the gas through the rest of the game. USA just couldn’t match the sheer talent of Iroquois this time around. 

Canada defeated Israel in the same fashion as they did in pool play. In the 18-4 Canada win, it was much closer for a greater portion of the game than the last matchup between these two. Israel was able to hang in there in the first quarter with Canada only lead 4-2 heading into the second. However, Canada’s talent soon proved to be too much for Israel as Canada took a 10-3 lead into the half and never looked back, routing Israel in the second half to secure the win. 

In addition to the two semifinal games on Saturday, Australia beat Poland 19-10 in the fifth-place game. Australia finished the WJLC with a 2-2 overall record while Poland ends with a 1-3 overall record. 

Sunday’s Schedule

Bronze Medal Game: USA vs Israel – 5:00pm ET

Championship Game: Iroquois vs Canada – 8:00pm ET

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