Red Team Custodes Gained the FMC 2022 Trophy
Both Radotín home teams met in the Frank Menschner Cup 2022 final. Custodes in red were slightly better in this game and won 8:5.
Busy European lacrosse summer with the European Box Lacrosse Championship and U21 World Lacrosse Championship was one of the reason that there were only 9 teams competing in the tournament this years. Also, teams from Bratislava, Vienna and Berlin decided to save a weekend after considering their travel plans for the National Box Lacrosse League. Anyway, colourfull mix ot teams from the USA and Europe met in Radotín and enjoyed a relaxed and easy going lacrosse event with a lot of lacrosse.
All teams played four games against various opponents in the round-robin part of the tournament. After this it war obvious that home Czech teams will occupy the semi-final spots. Following pairs pop up after counting of all points LCC Wolves vs TJ Sokol Zbraslav and LC Custodes vs. TJ Malešice.
Zbraslav was able to be equal opponent to Wolve only in the first period. Wolves prevailed then and won 16:6. Malešice were much tougher nut to be cracked. The game against Custodes was tight after two periods and Malešice took the lead then. But Custodes ignited their scoring machine finally and with 6 consecutive goals took the victory 10:5.
The bronze medal game was the tournament highlight. Highly motivated teams perfomed a dramatic show to frenetic crowd. Malešice were in lead 4:1 after two periods but Zbraslav tied and Radek Skála scored the winner in about one minute before the final whistle. Malešice were not able to respond, so Zbraslav celebrated their first big tournament success.
Custodes then overscored Wolves in the home final game with calm family athosphere.
1. LC Custodes
2. LCC Wolves
3. TJ Sokol Zbraslav
4. TJ Malešice
5. Oslo Ragnarok
6. Bang City
7. Box Monkeys
8. Prague Sports
9. Polish Eagles
The best offensive player: Lukáš Kučera (LCC Wolves)
The best defensive player: Matěj Melichar (TJ Malešice)
The best transition player: Lukáš Cikhart (TJ Sokol Zbraslav)
The best scorer and MVP of the tournament according to points (stats): Dominik Pešek (LC Custodes, 40 points/26 goals)
The best goalie: Ondřej Hájek (TJ Malešice)
The Frank Menschner Cup 2023 will be held on August 31–September 2, 2023.