U14 Buccaneers handle the NI Wild Ravens

Lacrosse action heats up as local squad takes the win

The Oceanside Buccaneers Under-14 field lacrosse team (in yellow) hosted the North Island Wild Ravens from Campbell River/Courtenay on Saturday. Goalie Jamie McKay

The Oceanside Buccaneers Under-14 field lacrosse team (in yellow) hosted the North Island Wild Ravens from Campbell River/Courtenay on Saturday. Goalie Jamie McKay

Still something of a fledgeling league, Under-14 Island lacrosse  is working hard to gain momentum and players up and down Vancouver Island.

The Oceanside Buccaneers hosted the North Island Wild Ravens from Campbell River and Courtenay Saturday at Springwood Park in Parksville. The locals — from Oceanside, Port Alberni and Nanaimo — handled their opponents easily in game one, 17-2. The second match, said assistant coach John Shafi, would be a mix of the two teams’ players for more of a friendly contest.

They key to the games, he continued, is to help build the league and foster a love of the sport in local youth.

Oceanside supported to teams last year. Shafi said, adding there has been growth in the league over the last two years.

“We’re trying to play well and build the league,” he said.

For more details about U12 and U14 field lacrosse, contact Shafi at jshafi@telus.net.

 

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