Originally played just in the East, it has now expanded across the USA and Canada.
Indoor lacrosse is played inside the confines of an ice hockey rink, with glass and rink boards intact. The playing surface consists of a green dieter turf carpet that is laid down over the hockey ice. The two teams combine to score a total of 25 goals on average per game.
Greater Niagara Region Finger Lakes Region
Buffalo Bandits Rochester Knighthawks
Each team has five runners (forwards, transition players and defensemen) and a goaltender on the floor during the game. Each team dresses 18 players (16 runners and two goaltenders) per game, and the players rotate on and off the floor in shifts, similar to ice hockey. The game consists of four quarters, each fifteen minutes in length. A game that is tied at the end of regulation is decided in a sudden-death overtime. There are no tie games in professional indoor lacrosse and teams combine to score an average of 25 goals per game.
New York is home to 3 professional teams, 66 colleges teams and numerous High School competitions.