In just a few hours from the time of writing this post, The U16 Team BC Field Lacrosse Team will be fighting for the Gold medal against Team Ontario.
From what I can see from the web stats, the U19 BC Team will also be playing for Gold against Ontario this afternoon.
Ontario is always dominant…but they can be beat!
Team BC proved that a few weeks ago at the National Box tournie in Coquitlam, beating Team Ontario in the round robin portion of the tournie.
For many of these boys, as it was for Chris, these games and this experience this weekend, will be a life long lacrosse highlight and another stepping stone towards playing at the collegiate level and beyond.
The hope of course is for all these experiences to help these young men develop not only as sportsmen, but as people. One day soon, some of them will battle together as Team Canada taking on other nations.
For our family of course, today is significant as the entire BC squad (both U16 and U19 teams) are wearing a CF remembrance on their jerseys.
I KNOW Chris will be watching very closely today.
Good luck to all!!
I took some video at the BOX nationals a few weeks back. This is the most intense bodycheck I have ever filmed. You can do your own analysis, but from my perspective the Team BC player was very smart to not turn into the boards, but instead turn his shoulder and absorb the hit. His helmet and pads protected him as the hit took him hard into the boards. I would like to think that the Ontario player wouldn’t have had to make that hit in the first place, but it is the intensity of the game that gets in players (and fans) blood and that is what keeps them playing! btw, the referee as you will see does not call a penalty and was clearly in a very good position. Anyhoo…a little lacrosse talk for your Labour Day weekend.
GO TEAM BC GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!