Silver medal at provincials for West Shore team

Senior field lacrosse team makes an impact at provincial championship

Talk about a case of hurry up and get ‘er done.

A makeshift team of determined lacrosse players brought home a silver medal from the Canada West Field Lacrosse League provincial tournament in Coquitlam last weekend, despite only being together since January.

Langford resident Dale Sutton, player-coach for the team, helped spearhead efforts to assemble players for the tournament. The Bullax team is made up of mostly West Shore residents ranging from 22 to 49 years of age. Playing in the tournament is part of Sutton’s efforts to boost participation in senior men’s field lacrosse in the area with the goal of eventually finding enough players for two teams.

After getting permission to play in the tournament from the B.C. Lacrosse Association, the team managed to cobble together some practices at the University of Victoria before heading off to the mainland.

Although they faced a gruelling schedule of six games in two days, some of the Bullax victories included Abbottsford 8-5, Maple Ridge 7-4 and Vancouver 11-5 before ultimately falling to UBC in the finals by a score of 5-4.

“The silver medal is a real testament to Island pride,” Sutton said. “We’re definitely going for the gold next year. I hope the success we had this year will encourage more players to get involved in senior field lacrosse.”

reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Woman charged in Saanichton stabbing

One man treated for injuries, released from hospital following Friday assault

Avid Victoria cyclist’s legacy bike ride helps fund end-of-life care

2019 Denis Muloin Ride for Palliative Care invites cyclists for May 26 fundraiser

Funnyman coming to the West Shore

Comedy and television staple Billy Gardell performs at Elements Casino

Saanich’s Red Lion Inn receives council’s blessing for extended liquor hours

Extension comes more than two years after a major fire

VIDEO: Fun without sun: Hundreds enjoy Family Fest on Victoria Day

Families enjoy activities in Veterans Memorial Park

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Most Read