Definition of box lacrosse
- Box lacrosse contains elements of ice hockey and basketball—and more than a passing resemblance to gang warfare with tire irons. It is played in a hockey rink—on wood rather than ice—with six men to a side. There is more scoring than in hockey (thanks to a rule requiring a shot on goal every 30 seconds) as well as picks, fast breaks and other techniques borrowed from basketball.
- —Peter Bonventre, Newsweek, 25 Aug. 1975
- Box lacrosse is played in an iceless rink. The boards are left up, and the game is extremely physical.
- —Austin Murphy, Sports Illustrated, 25 Jan. 1988