Wallaceburg native strikes lacrosse gold at Worlds

Team Canada Captain Tyler Davis of Wallaceburg. (Photo courtesy of World Junior Lacrosse Championships)

A Wallaceburg native has captained his way to a gold medal at this year’s World Junior Lacrosse Championships in Winnipeg.

Tyler Davis, 20, of Wallaceburg was the Canadian team captain for the gold medal victory on Sunday night when Team Canada beat Team Haudenosaunee, formerly known as the Iroquois Nationals from the First Nations Lacrosse Association. The score was 16-9 and Team Canada never trailed.

Davis, a Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse product, told CK News Today that it was awesome to win gold and it’s something he’ll always cherish.

“I won’t forget this. This will be a memory that sticks around with me for the rest of my life for sure yeah,” said Davis. “It was pretty cool man. I got goosebumps all over. Just knowing that you’re world champions is crazy, but also amazing. I’m just happy for myself, my teammates, coaching staff, family, and everyone that’s helped me along the way.”

Davis said he had “an amazing experience” at the tournament and gave his team a lot of credit for the win.

“It’s awesome. It was an amazing experience. I had a blast there. All the guys are beauties. Wouldn’t want to win it with anybody else, and enjoyed being the captain,” Davis said.

Davis said it was an honour to serve as Canadian captain.

“We had eight hours of practice in the first two days and it was all about putting in the work. The coaches thought I had that leadership and I guess my teammates did as well. So, it was pretty cool to get picked as captain of Team Canada. It was amazing!” said the 6’3″ tall, 210-pounder.

It was his first time being captain, but it’s his second gold medal, winning gold last year.

Davis said he’s looking forward to being drafted in the National Lacrosse League draft this month.