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The Saanich Minor Lacrosse Association registration is now open. The link is registration tab can be located at:
Why Play Lacrosse?
Lacrosse is Canada’s National game. It’s the fastest game on two feet!
It’s a great physical conditioner. Running speed and stamina are well rewarded in the game of lacrosse!
It develops agility and good hand/eye co-ordination.
Develops discipline over emotion.
Hockey scholarships are tough to get with so many players, but box lacrosse players from Canada are at a premium in the U.S.
380 Colleges and Universities in the U.S. offer a men’s lacrosse program and 195 offer a women’s program.
Hockey coaches say they can identify a lacrosse player in their midst. Tenacious, fearless and tough – with really soft hands. Their ability to handle traffic in front of the net sets them apart from other players.
If you want to be a better hockey player then lacrosse has to be your summer sport!
The Relationship Between Hockey and Lacrosse
“… Lacrosse was the key in the development of the greatest scorer in hockey history.”
Quote from Walter Gretzky on his son Wayne Gretzky
Bantam T2 won the Comox Valley New Years Classic Tournament with a 5-1 win over Nanaimo.
Congratulations Bantam T2 for your second tournament win of the season!
Midget C2 is happy to report that we took Silver at the VMHA Canuck Charity tournament in Vancouver. We went 4-0 in round robin and led both pools in points after 4 games. We won the semifinals vs the Eugene Generals with a convincing 4-0 win. The gold medal final was a true barn burner as we battled back from a 3-1 deficit late in the third. Two quick goals tied us up and we went into overtime with a man advantage. We had many incredible overtime chances including one that stopped inches short. Sadly overtime solved nothing and we went to shoot out where we fell short by one goal.
Proud coaches and parents carried home the silver medal.
Congratulations to Bantam T2 for winning the Kerry Park Tournament.
Congratulations to the SMHA Midget T2 team who won gold in Everett’s Great Northwest Challenge Tournament over the Dec 14th – 16th weekend. After three close games versus Portland Jr Winterhawks, Tacoma Rockets & Everett Jr Silvertips (two of which were super exciting come from behind wins), Saanich T2 finished round robin play in first place! The team then went on to play for Gold where they battled hard & took their game against the Portland Jr Winterhawks to a sudden-death overtime and eventually a shootout victory.