The Juan de Fuca midget B team brings home the gold from the Matt Underwood box lacrosse tourney at Panorama Rec Centre.

JDF Midget lacrosse wins big

Squad takes home tourney trophy with undefeated performance

Katherine Engquist

Special to the Gazette

The Juan de Fuca midget B lacrosse team went undefeated at the 17th annual Matt Underwood box lacrosse tournament June 12 to 14 at Panorama Recreation Centre, beating Saanich 8-2 in the final to take home the big trophy.

Led by head coach Bryan Rhode, the team scored 40 goals, winning five-straight games during the three-day tournament. In their own end, goalie AJ Jensen and call-up goalie Adam Bland (from the Juan de Fuca bantam A team) had a strong showing between the pipes, only allowing 14 goals against.

The Matt Underwood tournament is held in honour of its name-sake, who was at the height of his game when he was diagnosed with leukaemia. Underwood went on to spearhead an awareness campaign to recruit Aboriginal bone-marrow donors, recruiting hundreds of donors in North America.

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