The Onondaga Redhawks won the Stanley “Butch” Jimerson Can-Am Lacrosse Champions Cup by defeating the Newtown Golden Eagles in the league finals Best-of-Seven series, 4 games to none, last week. The Redhawks dominated the series after taking the opening game in overtime, 15-14, in Newtown’s home arena. The clinching game was no different. After Newtown tied the game at one, the Redhawks scored 6 unanswered goals and never looked back. The final score was 17 to 5 and the celebration commenced!
The game of Lacrosse is a way of life for these athletes, their families and the Haudenosaunee nations of the Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca and Tuscarora. So, it was no surprise to me when it came time for a team picture with the Can-Am Cup the players wanted to include their sons and daughters in the photo.
After the group photo, each player had a chance to have their photo taken with the Stanley “Butch” Jimerson Can-Am Lacrosse Champions Cup. With fathers first gift to their sons being wooden lacrosse sticks in their newborn’s crib, Grant Bucktooth wanted his son to get a feel for the champions trophy.
Click the link if you would like to see more photos of the Stanley “Butch” Jimerson Can-Am Lacrosse Champions Cup presentation and post-game celebrations. It has been a pleasure and an honor to photograph the Onondaga Redhawks this season. The Redhawks next stop is Alberta, Canada next week in their quest for another President’s Cup.