By Craig Rybczynski - The back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks will share the Champion’s Cup with thousands of fans Monday morning. For the second straight year, the Knighthawks will show off their newest hardware at the annual Bread and Cheese Day Parade in Six Nations.
“The Six Nations community has been extremely supportive of the Rochester Knighthawks. It is a wonderful opportunity to share the Championship with a community where lacrosse is an integral part of their culture,” said Mike Accursi. “I look forward to once again enjoying the memories of our Championship and creating new ones with my teammates and the wonderful people of Six Nations.”
Rochester will showcase the Cup in the 116th Bread and Cheese Day Parade, which begins at Chiefswood Park and ends at the Gaylord Powless Arena. The event ushers in a holiday that commemorates the gifts given to the people of Six Nations by Queen Victoria.
Following the parade, the players and staff will carry the Cup through Gaylord Powless Arena as they collect their bread and cheese. The practice is customary on the day that was originally established in the 1800’s to celebrate the close ties between Six Nations and the British Crown.
•Final played at Langley Events Centre due to arena conflict in Washington.