The Ladner Pioneers represented British Columbia at the 2017 CLA Presidents' Cup in Six Nations, Ontario. The BC champions wrapped up the tournament by defeating the Kahnawake Mohawks (QC) 13-10 in the fifth place playoff game Sunday September 3rd.
The Pioneers opened the tournament Sunday August 27th with a 17-4 win over the Saskatoon Brewers, followed the next day by an 15-5 victory over the Nova Scotia Privateers. The Pioneers then dropped five in a row: 12-4 to the Six Nations Rivermen (ON) Tuesday August 29th, 15-5 to the Native Sons (CanAm) Wednesday August 30th, 16-7 to the St. Albert Miners (AB) Thursday August 31st, 12-2 to the St. Regis Braves (TNSLL) Friday September 1st, and 16-7 to the Mohawks in the early game Saturday September 2nd, before closing out the round-robin portion of the tournament with a 9-8 win over the host Six Nations Slash in the late game Saturday.
The 2017 All-Star Teams and individual award winners have been announced. Check out the Awards Page for details.
The Ladner Pioneers are the 2017 WCSLA and Provincial Champions after winning Game 5 in the best-of-5 final series with the Royal City Capitals by the score of 10-4 Wednesday August 16th at Sungod Arena. Ladner had earlier won Game 1 (9-8) and Game 4 (13-4) while Royal City took Game 2 (14-7) and Game 3 (8-6).
The Pioneers now move on to represent BC at the 2017 CLA Presidents' Cup August 27th to September 3rd at Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario. The last time Ladner was at the Presidents' Cup was in 2007, the year after they hosted the tournament and won the bronze medal. The Pioneers won the cup in 1998 and 2004. Click on the thumbnail above for the full team photo.
The regular season is over and the Ladner Pioneers locked up top spot with a record of 11-3-0-0, with the Royal City Capitals finishing second and also earning a first round bye in the playoffs. It will be Langley hooking up with Coquitlam and Victoria facing their island rivals from Nanaimo in the best-of-three quarter-finals. Mark Negrin of Royal City is the league's top scorer with 61 points and the top sniper with 36 goals, while Langley's Bryan Poole is the top assist getter with 32. Kevin Hill of Ladner is the top goaltender with a save percentage of 84.4%.
To celebrate organized Lacrosse's 150th birthday in 2017, the BC Lacrosse Association has created a die-cut, removable car decal (size is approximately 5 ½ inches wide by 5 ½ inches tall). Cost is $5.00/decal (plus postage), with net proceeds from the sales of these decals supporting the BCLA's three scholarship/bursary funds: Wayne Goss Scholarship, Ted Fridge Scholarship and Dorothy Robertson Memorial Bursary.
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The Canadian Lacrosse Association has approved the bid by the Nanaimo Timbermen to host the 2018 Presidents’ Cup national senior B lacrosse championships at Frank Crane Arena. The announcement came seven weeks after the WCSLA selected the bid from the Harbour City. The Tri-City Bandits (now Coquitlam Adanacs) were the last BC team to host the Presidents' Cup in 2014. For more information or to volunteer for the event, visit the Timbermen's Facebook Page.
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