Lacrosse

Victoria Shamrocks players salute the crowd at The Q Centre in Colwood on Sunday after being eliminated from the Western Lacrosse Association semifinals with a 15-10 loss in game 6 to the Langley Thunder. (Victoria Shamrocks/Twitter)

Victoria Shamrocks look to next season after weekend losses in WLA semifinal

Shamrocks drop 15-10 decision to Langley at The Q Centre in Colwood on Sunday

 

Adam Bland of the Victoria Junior ‘A’ Shamrocks stopped 37 of the 45 shots as the Victoria Junior ‘A’ Shamrocks beat the Langley Thunder 11-8 to win the BC Junior A Lacrosse League finals and clinch a trip to the Minto Cup in Ontario to compete for top honours in Canadian junior lacrosse. (Courtesy Langley Events Centre)

Lacrosse title on the line as Victoria Junior ‘A’ Shamrocks compete for Minto Cup

Victoria Junior ‘A’ Shamrocks to represent British Columbia in national tournament

 

Kaleb Toth, middle, recently announced as part of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s class of 2022, participates in a ceremonial faceoff with Nanaimo Timbermen captain Nate Wade and Coquitlam Adanacs captain Vinny Ricci at a WLA playoff game at Frank Crane Arena on Monday, Aug. 8. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Lacrosse champion Vancouver Islander headed for national hall of fame

Kaleb Toth will be inducted into Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame this autumn

 

The Victoria Shamrocks are hosting a special Western Lacrosse Association game night on July 22 honouring and supporting the Greater Victoria policing community, in the wake of the bank shooting in Saanich on June 28. (Paul Evans Photography)

Local police to be honoured during Shamrocks game Friday in Colwood

Stronger Together theme supports police in wake of June 28 bank shooting

The Victoria Shamrocks are hosting a special Western Lacrosse Association game night on July 22 honouring and supporting the Greater Victoria policing community, in the wake of the bank shooting in Saanich on June 28. (Paul Evans Photography)
The Victoria Shamrocks will host the Peterborough Lakers at The Q Centre for the 2019 Mann Cup. (Jessica Williamson/Black Press Media)

Victoria Shamrocks start new season with countdown to 25,000th goal

Fans will have a chance to win prizes by guessing which player will score the landmark goal

The Victoria Shamrocks will host the Peterborough Lakers at The Q Centre for the 2019 Mann Cup. (Jessica Williamson/Black Press Media)
Phil DiBattista, left, president of the Peninsula Warriors Lacrosse Association, and Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor welcome a $2-million grant toward a new facility for lacrosse and other sports in the community. (Courtesy of District of Central Saanich)

Central Saanich scores $2 million grant for new lacrosse facility

Other sports will also be able to use municipal facility in Centennial Park

Phil DiBattista, left, president of the Peninsula Warriors Lacrosse Association, and Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor welcome a $2-million grant toward a new facility for lacrosse and other sports in the community. (Courtesy of District of Central Saanich)
Saanich’s Maki Jenner, right, here in action for the Concordia University (St. Paul) Golden Bears women’s field lacrosse team in 2021, is bringing her knowledge of the sport to a national audience with her LAX Facts clips on TSN. (Photo by Hannah Schwartz/CSP Athletics)

Young Saanich lacrosse player showcases knowledge, broadcast skills in TSN clips

Maki Jenner has strong pedigree in the sport, is pursuing goal of sportscasting

Saanich’s Maki Jenner, right, here in action for the Concordia University (St. Paul) Golden Bears women’s field lacrosse team in 2021, is bringing her knowledge of the sport to a national audience with her LAX Facts clips on TSN. (Photo by Hannah Schwartz/CSP Athletics)
The Western Lacrosse Association’s Victoria Shamrocks, here in action in the 2019 finals against New Westminster, stocked their roster with six graduating junior players from the 2022 draft. (Courtesy of Victoria Shamrocks)

Victoria Shamrocks pick up six, including two local players, in 2022 WLA junior draft

New players feature size, speed and skill; ‘Rocks open lacrosse season at home May 27

The Western Lacrosse Association’s Victoria Shamrocks, here in action in the 2019 finals against New Westminster, stocked their roster with six graduating junior players from the 2022 draft. (Courtesy of Victoria Shamrocks)
Ford Preston, 13, is bringing humanitarianism to the world of sport by providing equipment to youth in need. He is pictured among a variety of sports equipment, stored at the Storage Room in Langford. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Langford teen’s sports equipment donation program going international

Ford Preston and family looking to help African charities help grow lacrosse in Uganda

Ford Preston, 13, is bringing humanitarianism to the world of sport by providing equipment to youth in need. He is pictured among a variety of sports equipment, stored at the Storage Room in Langford. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The National Lacrosse League’s Panther City Lacrosse Club earned its first win in franchise history, thanks to a winning overtime goal by former Saanich Tigers and Victoria Shamrocks junior player, Patrick Dodds. (Photo courtesy of Andy Stuart)

Former Saanich Tigers, Shamrocks star playing inspirational lacrosse in Fort Worth

Panther City sniper Patrick Dodds leads all rookie scorers in National Lacrosse League

The National Lacrosse League’s Panther City Lacrosse Club earned its first win in franchise history, thanks to a winning overtime goal by former Saanich Tigers and Victoria Shamrocks junior player, Patrick Dodds. (Photo courtesy of Andy Stuart)
Justin Geddie, 20, made it National Lacrosse League debut with the San Diego Seals Jan. 14. (Courtesy of San Diego Seals)

Greater Victoria goalie helps seal win for San Diego in National Lacrosse League debut

Justin Geddie, 20, promoted to active roster after 2 others placed on COVID protocol list

Justin Geddie, 20, made it National Lacrosse League debut with the San Diego Seals Jan. 14. (Courtesy of San Diego Seals)
The Saanich Lacrosse Association has created affordable registration for players in its mini-tyke division (age five and six) to create greater accessibility to the sport for newcomers and families in financial need. (Photo courtesy of Andy Stuart)

Saanich lacrosse club opens affordable registration to spur participation

$46 insurance fee the lone cost for five and six year old players

The Saanich Lacrosse Association has created affordable registration for players in its mini-tyke division (age five and six) to create greater accessibility to the sport for newcomers and families in financial need. (Photo courtesy of Andy Stuart)
Fans are invited to check out the Victoria Shamrocks’ new office in The Q Centre this Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Shamrocks host open house, shoot around this Sunday

Visitors will be able to chat with players, see the team’s new digs

Fans are invited to check out the Victoria Shamrocks’ new office in The Q Centre this Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nate Clark, left, of the West Shore Bears drives in on an Oceanside defender during the Junior B club’s championship win July 31 at Archie Browning Sports Centre. The Bears won 14-3 to go undefeated for the season. (Photo by Paula Harris)

West Shore Bears wind up undefeated Jr. B lacrosse season

Bears won all six games, following an undefeated 2019 season

Nate Clark, left, of the West Shore Bears drives in on an Oceanside defender during the Junior B club’s championship win July 31 at Archie Browning Sports Centre. The Bears won 14-3 to go undefeated for the season. (Photo by Paula Harris)
Greater Victoria native Gary Gait is the new head coach of Syracuse University’s men’s lacrosse team. (Photo courtesy of Syracuse University)
Greater Victoria native Gary Gait is the new head coach of Syracuse University’s men’s lacrosse team. (Photo courtesy of Syracuse University)
The Nanaimo Timbermen and Victoria Shamrocks compete in Western Lacrosse Association action in Nanaimo during the 2019 season. (News Bulletin file photo)

WLA cancels another senior A lacrosse season due to COVID-19

Western Lacrosse Association, Major Series Lacrosse announce cancellation of Mann Cup

The Nanaimo Timbermen and Victoria Shamrocks compete in Western Lacrosse Association action in Nanaimo during the 2019 season. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Saanich Tigers beat the Bantam B Ravens during a game in Campbell River back in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Lacrosse Association celebrates 50th anniversary with collaborative photo collage

Current, former members asked to submit photos from 1971-2021

The Saanich Tigers beat the Bantam B Ravens during a game in Campbell River back in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
The growing field lacrosse program at Royal Bay Secondary has produced a number of scholarships for its players to American universities, starting in the fall 2021. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Five Royal Bay students sign Lacrosse scholarships at U.S. universities

“It’s a village that raises these kids,” says lacrosse coach

The growing field lacrosse program at Royal Bay Secondary has produced a number of scholarships for its players to American universities, starting in the fall 2021. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Lacrosse player Patrick Dodds, 19, got his start playing for the Saanich Tigers in Braefoot Park and has now been drafted to the Calgary Roughnecks for the upcoming National Lacrosse League season. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Calgary Roughnecks draft young Saanich lacrosse star for coming NLL season

Going pro at 19 is ‘surreal,’ says Patrick Dodds

Lacrosse player Patrick Dodds, 19, got his start playing for the Saanich Tigers in Braefoot Park and has now been drafted to the Calgary Roughnecks for the upcoming National Lacrosse League season. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
New Langley Thunder goaltender Frank Scigliano played for England at the World Lacrosse Indoor World Championship this past September at Langley Events Centre. the 2020 Western Lacrosse Association season has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak (Paul Yates Langley Events Centre photo)

Mann Cup, Ontario and B.C. lacrosse seasons cancelled due to COVID-19

The MSL and WLA seasons were originally scheduled to begin later this month

New Langley Thunder goaltender Frank Scigliano played for England at the World Lacrosse Indoor World Championship this past September at Langley Events Centre. the 2020 Western Lacrosse Association season has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak (Paul Yates Langley Events Centre photo)