This weekend The Latvian National Team will have their final four day training camp before the European Championships begin on July 28th. The city of Ventspils will be hosting the team for the weekend.
It has already been announced that the European Championships group that Latvia will be competing in is Group A subset of England (5th place winner of the world championship lacrosse in 2014 and the defending European champion), Germany, Czech Republic, Italy and Hungary, the tournament organizers.
Group tournament games will be played from July 28th to August 2nd. After the group matches of the tournament, from August 3rd-6th are playoff games that will determine the best lacrosse teams in Europe.
B group – Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Austria, Denmark
C group – Sweden, Israel, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Slovenia
D group – Netherlands, Finland, Slovakia, France, Poland, Russia
Latvia Game Schedule:
July 28 – Czech Republic vs. Latvia (Field 5) 13:00
July 29 – Latvia vs. England (Field 4) 13:00
July 30 – Hungary vs. Latvia (Field 2) 14:45
July 31 – Italy vs. Latvia (Field 2) 17:45
August 1 – Latvia vs. Germany (Field 1) 11:30
August 2 – Off day
August 3 – Playoff/consolation game to be determined
August 4 – Playoff/consolation game to be determined
August 5 – Playoff/consolation game to be determined
August 6 – Playoff/consolation game to be determined
Final roster for 2016 European Championships:
Attack: Chris Zariņš, Artūrs Krastiņš, Eli Lasda, Ģirts Sproģis, Kaspars Rudzinskis, Valts Dārznieks
Midfield: Gatis Zeps, Gļebs Šupenko, Gints Gūtmanis, Mason Gorman, Kārlis Trankalis, Andrew Doktor, Ronalds Zaumanis, Miks Stabulnieks, Aleksis Kerno
Defense: Jurģis Pučka, Riley Lasda, Krišjānis Volfs, David Salter, Toms Kaktiņš, Toms Biders
Goalie: Christopher Doktor, Kristaps Lācis
Coaches: Kaspars Stabulnieks, Pauls Dzintars Kalniņš, Robert Delorimiere, Max Silberecht