Jr Stealth Bantams
Vancouver, British Columbia (Thursday, July 3, 2014) – The Junior Stealth grabbed three more medals at the Canada Day Lacrosse Tournament in Calgary, Alberta this past weekend. The Bantam and Midget teams earned gold, while the Peewees took home silver.
It was an impressive weekend for the Junior Stealth, even with two of their teams fielding a short bench for the entire weekend. The Peewee team had just 10 runners and two goalies, while the Midget team had eight runners and one goalie.
No team allowed fatigue to be a disadvantage this weekend, as the Peewee team had a 3-0-1 record after round robin play, and fell just short in the final, losing 9-6 to the Kelowna Kodiaks. The Peewees netted a total 52 goals in the tournament and only conceded 21 goals against.
The Midgets didn’t lose a game all tournament and outscored their opponents 33 to seven in four round robin games. With only allowing four goals heading into the final, the Junior Stealth’s goaltender was one of the talks of the tournament. In the final he backed up his strong play with another solid performance, leading the Junior Stealth to a 4-3 victory over the Denver Elite.
The Bantams also went undefeated in the tournament outscoring their opponents 41 to 11 in four round robin games. They didn’t have the same kind of short bench the Peewees and the Midgets had, but they did however finish their first day of the tournament at 11PM, only to have to be back on the turf the next morning at 9AM. The quick turnaround didn’t seem to faze the young lacrosse stars, as they earned a big 17-1 victory in that morning game.
The Bantams carried their momentum into the final, as they took down the Moose Jaw Mustangs 13-7, to claim gold.
The Junior Stealth have come away with at least one medal every time they’ve attended the Canada Day Lacrosse Tournament and for a third straight year all three teams medalled.
This weekend the Junior Stealth were coached by three Vancouver Stealth players, Tyler Garrison, Mike Grimes and Curtis Hodgson.
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