The Saskatchewan Rush will honour the history of the sport of lacrosse by flying an Iroquois flag at all home games from now on.
Last week, SaskTel Centre hosted the World Junior Indoor Lacrosse Championship with the Iroquois Nation, who invented the sport, competing as a separate team…as they do in all international lacrosse events. They brought their distinctive purple-and-white flag to the event. After Canada beat the Iroquois Nation 15-10 in the gold-medal game, the First Nations team gifted the flag to the arena. The Rush have pledged to keep the flag in the rafters for all of their National Lacrosse League home games.