Saanich Tigers players Reid Matthews

Saanich edges Juan de Fuca in midget lacrosse series opener

Whalers must win two straight on Tigers' home floor at Pearkes

Saanich Tigers drew first blood in the best-of-three Vancouver Island midget A1 playoff series on Tuesday, beating the Whalers 7-6 at Juan de Fuca Arena.

The Whalers must now take a pair of road wins off the Tigers if they hope to advance to the provincial championships next month in Richmond.

Saanich hosts game 2 of the series tonight (June 23) at 6:30 p.m. at Pearkes Recreation Centre, with game 3 going Sunday at 10:30 a.m. if necessary.

The A1 Whalers are the association’s last chance to see a midget team qualify for provincials, as the A2 and B Whalers teams each lost two straight games in their respective opening round playoff series last weekend.

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