The Nanaimo Timbermen had their bid chosen by the WCSLA at the January 10th league meeting to host the 2018 Presidents’ Cup national senior B lacrosse championships. The Canadian Lacrosse Association still needs to approve Nanaimo’s bid, with word expected by the end of February. The Tri-City Bandits (now Coquitlam Adanacs) were the last BC team to host the Presidents' Cup in 2014.
The 2016 All-Star Teams and individual award winners have been announced. Check out the Awards Page for details.
Congratulations to our own Jenn Forlin for winning the Dal Martin Merit Award at the 2016 BCLA Annual General Meeting in Whistler. Candidates are selected from the ranks of team trainers, irrespective of division level or championship standings, and then judged on their accomplishments and contributions to the game of lacrosse. This is Jenn's second Dal Martin Merit Award, having also won it in 2008. Click on the thumbnail to open the photo.
The Langley Warriors represented British Columbia for the first time ever at the 2016 CLA Presidents' Cup in Leduc, Alberta. The BC champions opened the tournament Tuesday August 29th with a 10-9 win over the Kahnawake Mohawks of the QSLL, followed the next day by an 11-8 defeat to the Native Sons of the Can-Am Lacrosse League. The Tyendinaga Thunderbirds of the TNLL knocked the Warriors out of medal contention 11-8 in Day 3, but the boys rallied for 12-9 overtime victory over the Saskatoon Brewers in Day 5 to finish the tournament with a 2-2 record, good for seventh place.
The Langley Warriors went undefeated through the playoffs to claim their first WCSLA and Provincial Senior B Lacrosse Championship since joining the league in 2009. Thursday August 11th at home, the Warriors took out the reigning champion Nanaimo Timbermen in the WCSLA Finals by the score of 10-4 to sweep the best-of-five in three games after earlier wins of 7-4 and 6-3 in Games 1 and 2 respectively. Langley now goes on to represent BC at the 2016 Presidents' Cup in Leduc, AB August 28-September 4.
The regular season has wrapped up with the Langley Warriors claiming top spot with a record of 11-2-0-1. Bryan Poole of Langley was the league's top scorer with 80 points and the top assist getter with 49, while Mike Berekoff of Ladner was the top sniper with 40 goals. Rob Cook of Ladner was the top goaltender with a save percentage of 84%.
The Vancouver Stealth are back for another of exciting National Lacrosse League action at the Langley Events Centre! Come out and cheer on the squad, which includes many LMMLC alumni, in their quest for the NLL Champions Cup.
Single game tickets are now on sale. Visit http://www.stealthlax.com/tickets/ for games, prices and details.
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