Senior A Lacrosse, The Mann Cup, originally a challenge cup, was presented by the late Sir Donald Mann, Builder of the Canadian Northern Railway, for the Senior Amateur Lacrosse Championship of Canada.
The Canadian Lacrosse Association was organized and uniform rules were adopted for all competing
teams in September 1925. The Mann Cup was turned over to the New Westminster Club, which held
the solid gold trophy at the time. The Mann Cup was then placed into an annual competition with the
series alternating east and west.
Senior A: Canadian Lacrosse Association
Major Series Lacrosse
Western Lacrosse Association
Western Lacrosse Association Teams
The Mann Cup
The Mann Cup is the trophy awarded to the senior A men's box lacrosse champions of Canada. The championship is a best-of-seven, East vs West series played between the league champions of Major Series Lacrosse, the East, and Western Lacrosse Association, the West.
The original trophy is now permanently located in the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. It is one of the most valuable in all of sports; made of solid, albeit low-karat, gold, the trophy was valued at CA$60,000 (equivalent to $181,909 in 2018) when appraised by Birks in May 1980.
Learn the history! The Major Series Lacrosse history is slightly older then the Mann Cup history but the uniqueness make it all worth the battle. The battle between Ontario and British Columbia for the Mann Cup is priceless when you look at the timeline of the championship. Ontario started the first championship in 1910, then British Columbia kept it until 1927 Ontario dominated until 1942 it has flip-flop back-and-forth between the two power houses. Ontario maintains the upper hand and still does since the new millennium.