The Vancouver Stealth had five teams participating in the 38th annual Canada Day Lacrosse Tournament in Calgary.
The Stealth sent five teams participating in the A-Divisions of Midget, Peewee (2), and Bantam (2).
The Midget team went 3-1 and ended up taking silver after dropping their last game 6-3 to the Red Deer Chiefs. In the Peewee division, the Stealth sent two teams Red and Black. The Red team went 2-1-1 and finished 6th after the round robin play. While Black went a perfect 4-0 in round robin play and ended up taking the silver after dropping a 7-3 decision to Sherwood Park. Finally in the Bantam division, Team Black went 3-1 and won the bronze after an 8-6 victory over HOKS. While Team Red also went 3-1 after the round robin and earned a silver medal after dropping a 9-1 game to the Calgary Sabrecats.
“From a program standpoint, I was thrilled with how well our Junior teams competed in the tournament,” said Academy Director and Stealth Captain Curtis Hodgson. “It was our first time having all our teams compete in the A division and we came within a half point of having all teams in medal games. I am proud of the effort, skill and compete level shown by the program and am excited to get to work for the US Box Nationals.”
USBOXLA Nationals – August 4-6, 2017
San Jose, California
All teams will participate in this tournament. Expect to play the first game by noon or so on Friday, Aug. 4. We expect the tournament to have more teams, which means they will need to get more games in this year. Plan on Thursday as a travel day. Many of our families take a few extra days in California for vacation. We’ll have recommendations once sign-ups are complete.
Top Cheese 3v3 – August 19-20, 2017
A optional, fun tournament the Stealth put on. Kids get a lot of touches and opportunities to work on their 2-man game, etc. We highly recommend attending. Red team members may participate for free since they do not get the Junior NLL tournament.
National Lacrosse League Junior Tournament – August 25-27, 2017
Peewee Black, Bantam Black, and our Midget team will participate.