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Belter Wins 2019 Minto Cup With Orangeville Northmen

Belter gets to hold the Minto Cup with his teammates on the Orangeville Northmen this past summer.
Belter gets to hold the Minto Cup with his teammates on the Orangeville Northmen this past summer.

Members of the St. Bonaventure men's lacrosse team are back on campus working on improving for the program's second season in 2020 - and many of them spent the summers working on their games as well against impressive competition.

One of those players was sophomore Zack Belter who was part of the 2019 Minto Cup-winning Orangeville Northmen squad.

The Minto Cup is one of the hardest prizes to win in the Junior A level of lacrosse in Canada. The cup was created in 1901 as the prize for the best lacrosse team of all Canada, but in 1937 it was dedicated to the best team at the Junior A level.

"Zack was a late season pickup. He played a lot of games early in the playoffs and gave us solid minutes and worked extremely hard," Orangeville head coach Bruce Codd said. "He was also a good presence in the dressing room."

The 2019 Minto Cup Junior A National Championship was held Aug. 15-26 at Langley Events Centre. The Orangeville Northmen and the Victoria Shamrocks faced off in the best-of-five finals. It was the Orangeville Northmen who went home with the Minto Cup, winning the first three games in the finals.

Belter started all 13 games as a freshman for the Bonnies, picking up 31 ground balls and posting 16 caused turnovers as well as a pair of long pole goals.

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