Ryan Atkinson

Langford lacrosse player the lone Island representative on Team B.C.

Team B.C. will play against provincial teams from across the country in Whitby, Ont., Aug. 2 to 12.

Langford’s own Ryan Atkinson will be the only lacrosse player representing the Island at the peewee nationals in August.

“It feels pretty awesome, knowing I am the only one to go through,” said the 12-year-old.

Atkinson, a goalie, landed on the Team B.C. roster in May after sailing though both the Island and the provincial tryouts. He’s now training with 20 players from across the province three times a week in Port Coquitlam.

Team B.C. will play against provincial teams from across the country in Whitby, Ont., Aug. 2 to 12. The team is guaranteed to play eight games, but could be in as many as 12 if they reach the final.

Atkinson has been playing lacrosse since he was five years old and has always loved to play goal.

“I just like stopping the shots. It’s kinda scary and it hurts if you get hit in the head,” said the goalie.

This will be the first time playing in Ontario for Atkinson, whose dream is to play in the National Lacrosse League for the Toronto Rock.

charla@goldstreamgazette.com

Want to help?

• Part of making Team B.C. for 12-year-old Ryan Atkinson includes raising $2,400 to help with the cost of the team.

• You can email scroosa@live.ca for more info on donations.

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