Team Canada won the silver medal on Saturday at the 2018 World Men’s Lacrosse Championship in Netanya, Israel. Team Canada qualified for the gold medal game, but lost to the United States by a score of 9-8.
Canada qualified for the gold medal game by beating 15-4 in the semifinals. Even though Team Canada did not win the gold in Netanya, they continued their impressive streak of earning a medal at all 13 World Men’s Lacrosse Championships. Throughout history, they have won three gold medals, six silver medals and four bronze medals. The only other nation to earn a medal at every World Men’s Lacrosse Championship is the United States, who has won 10 gold medals and three silver medals.
The Americans also beat Canada in dramatic fashion on Saturday. The game winning goal by Thomas Schreiber came with one second left on the clock in regulation to break an 8-8 tie. Canada had the slim 8-7 lead with 5:17 left in the fourth quarter, but the Americans tied it with 3:03 left in the fourth quarter on a goal by Ryan Brown. Shortly before Brown’s game tying goal, Team Canada was controversially called for offside. Then in the final minute there was confusion regarding the amount of time left as the time on the stadium scoreboard was not in sync with the time of the official timekeeper.