FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse Association is ready to host box lacrosse provincials for the first time ever starting tomorrow.
Association President Annika Hedican says that 20 Pee Wee teams from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Kelowna, and the Nicola Valley are in Fort St. John practicing for the tournament, which begins on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Games will be taking place on both lacrosse floors at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, and at the North Peace Arena. There are six teams competing in both the A1 and A2 divisions, and eight teams in the B division, including Fort St. John’s own Pee Wee team.
Hedican says that the Association elected not to host Pee Wee C provincials, which means the Fort St. John Grizzlies will be playing up a tier. She also says that many of the teams’ members are in the Peace Region for the first time, but that so far the visiting teams are incredibly pleased about the event and facilities in the Energetic City. This year marks the furthest north that lacrosse provincials in B.C. have ever been held.
The Fort St. John Pee Wee Grizzlies will be playing at least three games in the tournament, starting tomorrow. The Grizzlies will playing against Comox Valley on Thursday at 5:30 p.m., against Ridge Meadows on Friday at 3:00 p.m., and against Nicola Valley on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. All three games will be played on the Pomeroy’s East Rink.
The full tournament schedule can be found here: