After last weekend’s B.C. Jr. A Lacrosse League draft, the eight junior teams stacked up their rosters for the 2014 season and started the process of moving on without their graduating players. Now it’s time to see where many of those 1992 born players will end up for the upcoming Western Lacrosse Association season as the WLA draft will take place at Langley Events Centre on Thursday, February 6. The Coquitlam Adanacs hold the first overall pick in this years draft and they have numerous options moving forward into 2014. The A’s also hold the fourth overall pick so they will be adding two top level rookies to the roster. The talent pool is very top heavy with this year’s draft class but with 2014 being an eastern Mann Cup year, it could very well be a year for some of these top prospects to make a real impact. READ MORE »
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Travis Cornwall had a 4-goal night including the game winner as the Coquitlam Adanacs downed Burnaby 13-12, denying the Lakers second place in the Western Lacrosse Association. Burnaby led 7-2 after the first period but the Adanacs had a huge second, outscoring Burnaby 10-2 with a pair of 4-goal runs and all 3 of their power play goals in the game. Burnaby worked their way back into a tie at 12-12 with the first 3 goals of the third period, but Cornwall won it for Coquitlam at 15:35. The loss means the Lakers finish third in the WLA and the Victoria Shamrocks will have home-floor advantage in the semi final series between the teams. Coquitlam, meanwhile, gains some momentum as they head into a semi against the first-place Langley Thunder. READ MORE »
The Whitby Warriors are on a roll at the perfect time. They hammered the Brampton Excelsiors for the fourth straight time to sweep their OLA Jr A semi final series. The scores of the games were 14-6, 16-5, 13-6 and, last night, 17-5. Seven Warriors scored 4 or more points, led by master setup man Reilly O’Connor, who had 9 assists. Whitby led 7-2 after the first period and 13-3 after the second then cruised home. The Warriors now have some time to rest and practice while they await the winner of the other semi final, which is proceeding much differently. Six Nations and Peterborough have played three straight close games, with the Arrows taking the first two 7-5 and 9-8 then the Lakers pulling out the third game 8-7 when they scored with just 4 seconds to play. Game 4 in that series is Saturday night in Peterborough. READ MORE »
Haven’t seen one of these for a while, but the Maple Ridge Burrards and Nanaimo Timbermen threw down in a big way last Sunday with a bench-clearing brawl. It all went down in OT, so you know tensions were high to begin with. The vid starts with a mad rush in the middle of the floor before we see some separate dances; one off to the right and then another off to the left. The numbers on the sweaters don’t match the scoresheet penalties at Pointstreak, so we’re not gonna give up any names lest we implicate the wrong fellas. But no matter who is doing what, it’ll be an interesting game on Saturday when these teams meet again, this time in Nanaimo.
The Peterborough Junior Lakers did it again, and now they have a date with the Six Nations Arrows. While it wasn’t as dramatic as the night before, the Lakers pulled off another come-from-behind win to take their OLA Jr A quarter final series 3-2 over the Burlington Chiefs. This time, the score was 11-10 in regulation time, with the Lakers getting the last two goals from Turner Evans and Dan Michel.
Friday night, Evans scored a beautiful goal with three and a half minutes to play in regulation on a Riley Quinlan pass that travelled half the length of the floor on a rope and hit him in stride to tie the score 6-6 and force overtime. Then the real excitement began. Patrick Corbett scored just 10 seconds into the extra frame and the Chiefs added a couple more to take a 9-7 lead with 2:39 to play. READ MORE »
On their third try of the season, the Peterborough Lakers finally found a way to beat the Six Nations Chiefs. The Lakers won 11-9 Saturday night, in the process drawing within three points of the Chiefs for first place in Major Series Lacrosse with five games left to play for each team. The teams meet one more time.
John Grant, Jr. led Peterborough scorers with 3 goals and 3 assists while Scott and Shawn Evans each added a pair of goals for the Lakers. Tyler Carlson stopped 26 of the 35 shots he faced to earn the win. Colin Doyle and Cory Bomberry each had hat tricks for the Chiefs. Evan Kirk suffered his first loss of the season (12-1-1), making 33 saves on 44 shots. It was also Six Nations’ first loss at home this summer. READ MORE »
All seven teams in the Western Lacrosse Association are still alive as we round the final quarter pole of this sprint to the finish. Langley and Victoria still stand atop the mountain, however the two teams are painting different landscapes as everyone battles for the right to host the 2013 Mann Cup. Langley has won three straight and is looking much like the team that has won the past two WLA titles. Conversely, the Shamrocks seem to be struggling with the newest additions and play a perfect Jekyll and Hyde. They will play smash mouth lacrosse Friday night in Victoria, which could be a WLA finals preview and will be a great measuring stick for both teams. READ MORE »
The Six Nations Chiefs ran their undefeated streak to 10 games (9-0-1) and their lead atop Major Series Lacrosse to five points with a 10-6 win over the Brooklin Redmen Saturday night. The first period made all the difference as the Chiefs outscored Brooklin 6-0 to establish a lead that the Redmen just couldn’t overcome. Kedoh Hill and Colin Doyle each scored twice and added an assist to lead the Six Nations attack. Six different players scored for Brooklin, with Derek Hopcroft registering 3 assists.
In the Western Lacrosse Association, the Victoria Shamrocks regained first place for at least one day when they downed the Coquitlam Adanacs 13-9 behind Scott Ranger’s 4-goal night and 6-point efforts from Rhys Duch (2g, 4a) and Corey Small (1g, 5a). The win gives Victoria a two-point lead over Langley for first place, but the Thunder have a chance to knot things up again when they face Maple Ridge tonight. Daryl Veltman was the top gunner for the Adanacs with a hat trick and an assist. READ MORE »
Well that wasn’t exactly what we expected at the trade deadline was it?!! The Langley Thunder load up even more as they add six players (three transfers from back east and three via deadline deals) and the Adanacs start the rebuild. Rosters are now set and some look completely different than they did this time last week. However, change isn’t always a good thing as the Shamrocks added a top level D guy but then fell to the streaking Lakers. The wild and crazy WLA just got insane and unreal in the blink of an eye and it’s anyone’s guess as to who is going to come out on top. The Thunder look to be the favourites now with the additions they’ve made but can the Burrards, Shamrocks and even the Lakers keep pace? How will the new-look, scaled-down Adanacs fare, can the T-Men make a late push and will the Bellies make any noise down the homestretch? Good luck trying to figure anything out this year. READ MORE »
As a third-round draft pick of the Coquitlam Adanacs, Jim Delaney found himself trying to fit in. As a traded player to the Nanaimo Timbermen, he’s doing it all over again but by now, it’s a process he’s familiar with. And it doesn’t hurt to have a familiar face in the room of your new team, which includes former Okotoks teammate Kyle Dexter. “(Coquitlam) just had more invested in the players ahead of me, it’s slightly disappointing,” Delaney told The Nanaimo Daily News. “But I’m really happy about the Nanaimo situation and where that’s going and couldn’t be more ecstatic about joining a new team like Nanaimo.” The Timbermen are a young squad and Delaney won’t push up the average age of the team, but his skill should have no trouble finding a spot. “He’s got a good stick on him, a good outside shot and he sees the floor,” coach Kaleb Toth said. “He’ll fit in on our power play and give us another strong look on the right side.”