The best-of-three final series is going to a third and deciding game Tuesday, August 14th in Nanaimo after the Timbermen rallied to defeat the Ladner Pioneers in overtime 12-11 in Game 2 Saturday night at Sungod Arena.
The Timbermen, as regular season champions, earned a bye to the semi finals and knocked out the Victoria Wolves 3-1, who swept the Langley Warriors 2-0 in their quarter final series. The second place Pioneers also earned a bye to the semi finals and proceeded to sweep the Coquitlam Adanacs, who edged out the Royal City Capitals 2-1 in their quarter final series, 3-0 to advance to the league finals.
Check out our schedule for the league and provincial senior "B" final series playoff games and results!
The Canadian Lacrosse Association has approved the bid by the Nanaimo Timbermen to host the 2018 Presidents’ Cup national senior B lacrosse championships at Frank Crane Arena. The announcement came seven weeks after the WCSLA selected the bid from the Harbour City. The Tri-City Bandits (now Coquitlam Adanacs) were the last BC team to host the Presidents' Cup in 2014. For more information or to volunteer for the event, visit the Timbermen's Facebook Page.
Click on the tournament logo to visit the 2018 Presidents' Cup website.
The Ladner Pioneers represented British Columbia at the 2017 CLA Presidents' Cup in Six Nations, Ontario. The BC champions wrapped up the tournament by defeating the Kahnawake Mohawks (QC) 13-10 in the fifth place playoff game Sunday September 3rd.
The Pioneers opened the tournament with a 17-4 win over the Saskatoon Brewers, followed by an 15-5 victory over the Nova Scotia Privateers. The Pioneers then dropped five in a row: 12-4 to the Six Nations Rivermen (ON), 15-5 to the Native Sons (CanAm), 16-7 to the St. Albert Miners (AB), 12-2 to the St. Regis Braves (TNSLL) and 16-7 to the Mohawks, before closing out the round-robin portion of the tournament with a 9-8 win over the host Six Nations Slash.
The 2017 All-Star Teams and individual award winners have been announced. Check out the Awards Page for details.
The Ladner Pioneers are the 2017 WCSLA and Provincial Champions after winning Game 5 in the best-of-5 final series with the Royal City Capitals by the score of 10-4 Wednesday August 16th at Sungod Arena. Ladner had earlier won Game 1 (9-8) and Game 4 (13-4) while Royal City took Game 2 (14-7) and Game 3 (8-6). Click on the thumbnail above for the full team photo.
The regular season is over and the Ladner Pioneers locked up top spot with a record of 11-3-0-0, with the Royal City Capitals finishing second and also earning a first round bye in the playoffs. It will be Langley hooking up with Coquitlam and Victoria facing their island rivals from Nanaimo in the best-of-three quarter-finals. Mark Negrin of Royal City is the league's top scorer with 61 points and the top sniper with 36 goals, while Langley's Bryan Poole is the top assist getter with 32. Kevin Hill of Ladner is the top goaltender with a save percentage of 84.4%.
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Action Photos Courtesy of:
Abbotsford News, Advantage Action Photography, Dan Brodie Photography, Delta Optimist, Goldstream News Gazette, Nanaimo News Bulletin, Royal City Record, Tri-City News, Alan Wallace
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