View 337: Gift of the Game

The Onondagas, a member of the Iroquois Nation, call the game of Lacrosse the Creator’s Game.  Lacrosse is a very spiritual and healing game to the Haudenosaunee people.  The traditions of the game is passed from one generation to the next. I witnessed such an event at a recent Onondaga Redhawks game.  As hard fought as the games are, there is always respect for the game, the people who play it and to the members of the Nation from elders to the very young.

Onondaga Redhawks Andy Jamerison (17) greets a young fan before playing the Newtown Golden Eagles in the Can-Am Senior

Onondaga Redhawks Andy Jamerison (17) greets a young fan before playing the Newtown Golden Eagles in the Can-Am Senior “B” Box Lacrosse finals at the Onondaga Nation Arena near Nedrow, New York on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 10000, EV +1.3, 200mm focal length.

The Onondaga Redhawks are on the verge of another Can-Am Senior “B” Lacrosse championship having won the first three games in the Best of Seven series with the Newtown Golden Eagles.  Game Four is tomorrow night at the Onondaga Nation Arena or Tsha’Hon’nonyen’dakhwa’ near Nedrow, New York.

Below is a sampling of the kind of play found at an Onondaga Redhawks Box Lacrosse game:

Box Lacrosse is a hard hitting, fast paced and highly skilled team game with as much action as an ice hockey game.

Box Lacrosse is a hard hitting, fast paced and highly skilled team game with as much action as an ice hockey game.

The game starts tomorrow night at 7:00PM.  Admission is $5 for Adults and $3 for Elders and Children.  You might even see the Championship Trophy presented like I did back in 2012.

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