Victoria Day fundraising lacrosse game features three players from Sooke

On May 19 at 4:15 p.m., three Sooke lacrosse players will be playing in the Stars of the Past versus Stars of the Future lacrosse game.

Left to right: Dallas Brooks

Left to right: Dallas Brooks

On May 19 at 4:15 p.m., three lacrosse players from Sooke — Jack Kendall, Teagan Knowles and Dallas Brooks — will be playing in the first-ever Stars of the Past versus Stars of the Future lacrosse game. Their JdF Midget A team is in the running for a BC championship, taking on the star-studded All Star Shamrock Alumni team.

The Shamrocks Alumni team filled their roster with legendary players including another Sooke resident Noah Talbot. Talbot played pro for the Minnesota Swarm, played for team Canada winning the silver medal in 1999 world championship field lacrosse and played many seasons for the Rocks including the 2005 Mann Cup championship team. He will be joined by old team mates Darren Reisig, Chris McKay, and brothers Ted and Fred Jenner.

Reisig played for the Rocks from 1983 to 2003 with three Mann Cup Championships and also played in the NLL pro league for Vancouver, Portland and San Jose and represented Canada in International World Field Lacrosse championships. McKay was a  former pro player for the Colorado Mammoth and Edmonton Rush and team captain for the Rocks in their 2005 Mann Cup Victory. Jenner played  pro for Rochester, Anaheim, Minnesota and Edmonton along with brother Fred who both played many seasons with the Rocks. Dave Bremner, former GM and coach of Calgary Roughnecks and former Shamrocks player, is stepping on the bench for the Alumni.

The old time Rocks are dusting off their gear and strapping on the gear for what will be a very fun time playing these boys.

The JdF Midget A team is coached by one of Victoria Shamrocks all time favourite stars Tyson Leies, who was moved out West after two Junior A Minto Cups in ‘90 and ‘91 with St. Catherine’s. Leies was known for his flamboyant offensive abilities; he was a talented scorer, playing 13 seasons for the Shamrocks.  Leies was selected as an all-star five consecutive seasons, from 1994 to 1997, taking WLA MVP honours in 1996. Tyson played in four Mann Cups, winning three rings in 1997, 1999 and 2003. In 336 WLA regular-season and playoff games, Leies scored 442 goals and 429 assists for 871 points with 1,021 penalty minutes. He also played pro for several teams including a NLL championship with  Calgary Roughnecks.

The Victoria Day game starts at 4:15 in the afternoon at the Q Centre. Tickets are $10 for adults; children, students and seniors get in for $5. Tickets are sold at Sooke’s Shoppers Drug Mart. All proceeds will go to the JdF Midget A Lacrosse team.

Submitted by David Kendall

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Sooke’s Whiffin Spit in a blaze of glory. (Pete Knight photo)
Whiffin Spit in a blaze of glory. Transition Sooke is calling on the municipality to slow its growth. The group came up with a growth scenario proposal for the Official Community Plan (OCP) which looks different to than the survey scenarios that emerged from the district. (Pete Knight photo)
Transition Sooke calls for slower growth rate

Group submits alternate growth scenario for Official Community Plan review

The Farm Fresh website makes it easy to connect with local farmers. (Courtesy Farm Fresh)
Island Farm Fresh Guide lets residents explore local product

Guide appears in this week’s edition of Black Press Media newspapers from Duncan to Victoria

Colwood mayor Rob Martin celebrates the opening of Meadow Park Green playground in Royal Bay earlier this year.	This year’s taxes reflect an increase in maintenance costs for parks, trails, and sewers. (Photo contributed/Jennifer Callioux)
Colwood pitches $100 property tax hike

Parks, trails, and sewer maintenance on the rise

A portion of West Coast Road in Sooke was closed for several hours as emergency services responded to a “serious incident” on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.
West Coast Road reopens after ‘serious incident’ propted Tuesday afternoon closure

The road was closed between Grant Road West and Otter Point Road as emergency services were on scene

Grandmothers to Grandmothers is a campaign that connects Canadian grandmothers with grandmothers in Africa who are caring for children orphaned by AIDS. Here, they are in Kakuto, Uganda in 2018. (Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar photo)
Greater Victoria and African grandmothers celebrate solidarity with virtual concert

Grandmothers to Grandmothers supports women in Africa caring for children orphaned by AIDS

Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 5, 2021. The province has restricted indoor dining at all restaurants in B.C. due to a spike in COVID-19 numbers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 indoor dining, drinking ban extending into May

Restaurant association says patio rules to be clarified

Titanic was the largest and most luxurious ship in the world. Photo provided and colourized by Jiri Ferdinand.
QUIZ: How much do you know about the world’s most famous shipwreck?

Titanic sank 109 years ago today, after hitting an iceberg

Two men were seen removing red dresses alongside the Island Highway in Oyster Bay. (Submitted photo)
Two men filmed removing red dresses from trees on highway near Ladysmith

Activists hung the dresses to raise awareness for Vancouver Island’s Murdered/Missing Women & Girls

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
Tougher COVID-19 restrictions in B.C., including travel, still ‘on the table’: Horgan

John Horgan says travel restrictions will be discussed Wednesday by the provincial cabinet

RCMP on scene yesterday at the altercation at the trailer park. (Submitted photo)
Violent altercation at Port Hardy trailer park sends one to hospital

Police say man confronted another over airsoft shooting, then was attacked with a weapon

John Albert Buchanan was found guilty of manslaughter in the 2017 death of Richard Sitar. Pictured here, Buchanan walking to the court in Nanaimo last year. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Six years including time served for Nanaimo man in bludgeoning death

John Albert Buchanan sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo for death of Richard Sitar

Flow Academy is not accepting membership applications from anybody who has received a dose of the vaccine, according to a password-protected membership application form. (Submitted image)
B.C. martial arts gym refusing patrons who have been vaccinated, wear masks

Interior Health has already issued a ticket to Flow Academy for non-compliance with public health orders

Guinevere, lovingly referred to by Jackee Sullivan and her family as Gwenny, is in need of a gynecological surgery. The family is raising money to help offset the cost of the procedure. (Jackee Sullivan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley lizard’s owners raise funds for gynecological surgery

The young reptile is scheduled for operation on Tuesday

Facebook screenshot of the sea lion on Holberg Road. (Greg Clarke Facebook video)
VIDEO: Sea lion randomly spotted on remote B.C. logging road

Greg Clarke was driving home on the Holberg Road April 12, when he saw a large sea lion.

Most Read