One of the most positive developments for the National Lacrosse League during the first half of the season has been the instant popularity of pro indoor lacrosse in Saskatoon.
Most Americans never heard of this place on the Canadian prairies before owner Bruce Urban packed up his 2015 champion Edmonton Rush and moved them out of Alberta and into neighboring Saskatchewan. Saskatoon is the province's largest city, with 270,000 Saskatonians plus 22,000 during the school year at the University of Saskatchewan, which is one of the top research schools in Canada. The city was named after a berry that grows wild in the region. It is a five-hour drive north from Montana.