It all started after a pickup lacrosse game in Toronto … over a few pints, a group of Toronto Rock fans decided it would be a good idea to challenge the fans of the Rochester Knighthawks to a friendly game of lacrosse. In a few short weeks, the inaugural FANN Cup was played.

( the challenge that started it all ... http://www.wingszone.com/nllmb/showthread.php?t=6814 )

The FANN Cup was named after the MANN Cup, which is awarded to the top Canadian Senior team every summer. September 2009 marked the MANN Cup's 100th year!

While the NLL's Champions Cup is like the Superbowl of lacrosse (One game, winner takes all playoffs), the MANN Cup is widely considered the Stanley Cup of lacrosse (best of 7 series, long storied history).

More info on the MANN Cup can be found at
Canadian Lacrosse Association
Thistles Lacrosse
 

2002 - Inaugural FANN Cup
Saturday, August 26, 2002

Host - Toronto

Guest referee - Anthony Cosmo of the Toronto Rock

NLL players and coaches in attendance
• Corey Quinn, Pat O'Toole and Casey Zaph of the Rochester Knighthawks
• Steve Penny, Bruce Codd and Terry Sanderson of the Montreal Express
• Josh Sanderson and Bob McMahon of the Albany Attack


Charities
Sick Children's Hospital ($600CDN raised)
Todd Bernhardt Scholarship Fund ($600US raised)


Teams
• Rochester/Buffalo vs Toronto

Winner
Toronto Roadies


2003 - 2nd Annual FANN Cup
Saturday, July 12, 2003

Host - Buffalo

Guest referees - Corey Quinn and Rich Kilgour of the Buffalo Bandits

Charity
American Heart Association ($1000US raised)

Teams
• Rochester, Buffalo, Philadelphia and Toronto

Winner
Philadelphia Wingnuts


2004 - 3rd Annual FANN Cup

Saturday, July 12, 2004

Host - Rochester

Charity
BRIDGE program ($1000US raised)

Teams
• Rochester, Buffalo, Philadelphia and Toronto

Winner
Buffalo Brigade


2005 - 4th Annual FANN Cup

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Host - Toronto

Charities
Les's Fund Initiative ($5500 raised)

Casey Zaph Fund ($3500 raised)

NLL players in attendance
• Steve Toll of the Rochester Knighthawks

Teams
• Rochester, Buffalo, Philadelphia and three teams from the Toronto area

Winner
Rochester Krewhawks

2006 - 5th Annual FANN Cup
Saturday, August 5, 2006

Host - Philadelphia

Charities
Alex's Lemonade Stand ($6000US raised)
The Melanoma Research Foundation ($6000US raised)

Teams

• Rochester, Buffalo, two teams from Philadelphia and two teams from Toronto

Winner
Philadelphia Wingnuts


2007 - 6th Annual FANN Cup
Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Host - Buffalo

Charity
Carly's Club ($5000US raised)

Teams

• Rochester, Buffalo, two teams from Philadelphia, three teams from Toronto and Chicago

Winner
Philadelphia Wingnuts

 

2008 - 7th Annual FANN Cup
Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Host - Rochester

Charities
Finger Lakes |Regional Burn Association ($???US raised)
ROC E6 ($???US raised)
$2000 - rumoured, no official total given


Teams

Rochester, Buffalo, two teams from Philadelphia, three teams from Toronto and Chicago

Winner
Philadelphia Wingnuts

 

2009 - 8th Annual FANN Cup
Saturday, July 25, 2009

Host - Chicago

Charities
American Diabetes Association ($2220US raised)
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation ($2220US raised)


Teams

Rochester, Buffalo, two teams from Philadelphia, three teams from Toronto, Chicago and Minnesota

Winner
Chicago Cloverz

 

2010 - 9th Annual FANN Cup
Saturday, July 24, 2010

Host - Philadelphia

Charities
Laurel House ($15,169US raised)


Teams

Rochester, Buffalo, two teams from Philadelphia, two teams from Toronto, Chicago, Minnesota, Boston and the Spirit team.

Winner
No winner -
Chicago Cloverz and Philadelphia Wingnuts met in the final and decided on a tie after 2 overtimes.

 

2011 - 10th Annual FANN Cup
Saturday, July 23, 2011

Host - Toronto

Charities
Abilities Centre ($1953 raised)
The War Amps Playsafe program ($1953 raised)
Wellspring Odette House - sale from Les Bartley Pins ($241 raised)
Total ($4,147 raised)

Teams
Rochester, Buffalo, two teams from Toronto, Chicago, Minnesota, Boston and the Spirit team.

Winner
Chicago Cloverz

10 year total - $54,956 

2012 - 11th Annual FANN Cup
Saturday, July 28, 2012

Host - Minnesota

Charities
PawPADs

Teams
Rochester, Buffalo an Philadelphia (merged), Toronto, Chicago, Minnesota and the Spirit team.

Winner
Chicago Cloverz

 

 

 

 

 












 

   
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