FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It was an exciting weekend of lacrosse action in the Energetic City as the Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse Association hosted the BC Lacrosse Pee Wee Provincials.
Twenty teams were in action over the weekend playing in three divisions. Unfortunately, the Fort St. John Grizzlies didn’t end up making out of the round robin of the tournament, though the team was competing in the ‘B’ division, on tier higher than they normally play at.
In the finals on Sunday, it was Comox Valley beating Nicola Valley 6-4 in the ‘B’ division bronze medal game, while Cowichan Valley beat Juan de Fuca 9-3 in the gold medal game. In the ‘A2’ division, Prince George doubled up Ridge Meadows 12-6 to take home the bronze medal, while North Okanagan beat Kelowna 8-5 in the gold medal game. This year’s top ‘A1’ team in B.C. was the Juan de Fuca Whalers, who beat the Coquitlam Adanacs in a close 4-3 game. The Burnaby Lakers beat the Ridge Meadows Burrards 6-3 in the ‘A1’ bronze game.
Though they didn’t make it to the medal round, several of the Fort St. John Pee Wee Grizzlies were nonetheless recognized for their efforts on Saturday. Chance Glazier was one of eight players in the ‘B’ division to win a Warrior Fair Play Award, while Chaz Lucas was named one of the Pee Wee ‘B’ All-Stars. Fort St. John official Dustin Barry was given the Fair Play Official award, while Annika Hedican and Tammy Brown were awarded the BC Lacrosse Association Volunteer Award.