The Coquitlam Adanacs closed out the regular season on a high note by defeating the second place Nanaimo Timbermen 14-9 on home floor Sunday July 10th. Cory Takahara lead Adanacs scoring with four goals and two assists, while Riley Camazzola and Jeremy Funk combined to stop 35 of 44 shots for the win.
Unfortunately with the Victoria and North Shore wins over Valley Rebels to end the regular season, the Adanacs finished in seventh place and failed to reach the post season for a second straight year.
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It’s often been said that the if you want to build a successful and long standing relationship with your community as a lacrosse club, you need to keep your players within the organization and become a big happy family. The Coquitlam Adanacs have done just that with the realignment of their senior organizations, as the Jr. and Sr. Adanacs have joined forces to strengthen the Purple and Gold tradition.
While there are numerous Sr. and Jr. programs out there, it’s rare to see an association be strong from top to bottom as Sr. Adanacs VP Randy Clough points out. “Seeing a full alignment from our minor system right through to the Sr. A club is very rare across Canada and we will be one of the biggest lacrosse groups in the country under one logo,” he said. With an incredible minor system feeding the club for years and years, Coquitlam players of all ages are able to truly see where their hard work can take them if they commit to being the best they can be. "There are many great people at all levels of lacrosse in Coquitlam and working together to grow the game is a priority for our senior club,” said Clough.
The partnership doesn’t end with the Jr. A club though, as the Sr. B Tri-City Bandits of the WCSLA have been brought under the Adanacs umbrella. The Bandits have been one of BC’s top teams over the past decade, winning seven western titles and hosting the 2014 President’s Cup. “Combining resources from both teams will help out both levels be more successful on and off the floor,” said Clough. This is something that should be done more and more in Canada as creating that family atmosphere is a massive draw for both players and fans. “It was an obvious and good move for both teams,” added Clough, who is the President of the Bandits as well as VP for the Sr Adanacs.
Coquitlam will now have competitive teams in Intermediate A/B, Junior A/B and Senior A/B all wearing the purple and gold. The big club continues to make moves to get its team back to its status of a top WLA contender with the addition of Pete Tellis as coach and working hard to bring in players who want to help rebuild the winning tradition in Coquitlam. The Jr. A club has been nearly unbeatable out west since 2009, the Jr. B team in steadily one of the tops in B.C., while the Intermediate A/B teams both topped the BC charts in 2015. With this new alignment, the Adanacs won’t have to look too far to find the next generation of kids looking to carry on the tradition.
The revised Adanacs family will be celebrated at a Feb. 7 joint Super Bowl fundraiser being held at the Brew Street Pub on St John’s Street.
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