Field Lacrosse Provincials: MVP Jesse King leads Victoria to U19 gold

Aiden Paike of Victoria’s Pacific Rim team takes a pass left of Langley Thunder  defenceman Nic Jackson during the U16 field lacrosse provincials at UVic on Saturday.

Aiden Paike of Victoria’s Pacific Rim team takes a pass left of Langley Thunder defenceman Nic Jackson during the U16 field lacrosse provincials at UVic on Saturday.

 

The turf field complex of University of Victoria was abuzz with the top tier of B.C. Lacrosse Association field lacrosse team’s on the weekend, Feb. 18-20. Twenty-nine teams from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland competed for Tier 1 youthfield lacrosse supremacy in the Under 12, 14, 16 and Under 19 age groups.The Tier 1 competition is the first weekend of the BCLA field lacrosse provincials, as the Tier 2 division provincials are in New Westminster, Feb. 25-27. Victoria competed at all four levels, sometimes with two teams as Victoria and the Pacific Rim, but only the U19 team Vic side won gold. Leading team Victoria to the U19 gold was Jesse King, named the the Warrior Sports Canada Most Valuable Player. Victoria edged New Westminster 15-14 for gold in the U19 final. In the U16 final the Coquitlam Adanacs outplayed New Westminster 15-11 for gold, while the U14 Adanacs came up with silver, losing in the final game to New Westminster, 10-4. Pacific Rim won bronze in the U16 and U14 levels over Victoria and Port Coquitlam, respectively. The U12 Adanacs eked out a 4-3 victory over Ridge Meadows for a second Coquitlam gold.MVP winners for their age groups were Nathaniel Kovernikov of Langley (U12), Mikey Vukovic of Mission (U14) and Taylor Northway of Delta (U16).Warrior Sports Canada U12 Tier 1 Fair Play AwardsJeremy Basic AdanacsSam Harper BurnabyVictor Robichaud DeltaLiam Moore LangleyNoall Degife New WestJack Isherwood Pacific RimNathan Faccin Ridge MeadowsJosh Wilson VictoriaU14 Tier 1 Warrior Fair Play AwardsCameron McCulloch AdanacsParker Watson LangleyDallon Mazar MissionHugh Blackman NanaimoMitchell Stokes New WestDaniel Smith Pacific RimGreg Lunde Port CoquitlamConner Manahan VictoriaU16 Tier 1 Warrior Fair Play AwardsBrendon Zoehner AdanacsBradley Breadon BurnabyJordan Quitzau DeltaJames Rahe LangleyTyler Barrett New WestConnor Neuman Pacific RimJared deBruyckere South FraserCole Matterson VictoriaU19 Tier 1 Warrior Fair Play AwardsColten Burr DeltaRyley Brown LangleyRobert Thompson NanaimoReid Mydske New WestDane Schoor Victoria