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Four lacrosse players from Sooke make the cut for the Victoria Shamrock’s team

Four Sooke youth have made the cut to play on the Victoria Intermediate Shamrock’s Lacrosse team.

Zack Homer, Gabe Harman, Ian Grundy and Alex Garson have all made the final cut. They are registered as players from Juan de Fuca, and are all from Sooke.

The 2014 season gets under way with the first home game of the season on Saturday, May 3 when the Intermediate Shamrocks will host the Burnaby Intermediate Lakers. Game time is 1:30 pm at the newly-named Q Center (formerly known as the Bear Mountain Arena). After that, they face the Salmonbellies in New Westminister, on Sunday May 4, 3 p.m.

As posted on the Intermediateshamrocks.com website, “One thing fans can be sure of is that this will be a hard-working group of young men and, while winning a provincial championship is an immediate possibility, the long-term goal is preparing these players to compete in a couple of years for a Minto Cup.”

Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors and students.

A bit about lacrosse

Spring sports season presents a host of opportunities for athletic youngsters. But the secret to a successful season has little to do with wins and losses and a lot to do with making sure children have fun and take the necessary precautions to reduce their risk of injury on the playing field.

Lacrosse is a spring sport.

It is a game that marries elements of basketball, football and hockey. Players throw and catch a small, hard, rubber ball with a netted stick, called a crosse.

Lacrosse is a contact sport; therefore, protective gear is essential to prevent injury. Players must wear helmets, typically with a safety grill over the face for boys. A mouthpiece, gloves and padding can be worn to further prevent injuries.


 

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