Lacoka lacrosse hosts provincials

Hosting lacrosse provincials in Ponoka and Lacombe went so well last year Lacoka Lacrosse is doing it again.

Lacoka wins: The Lacoka Lacrosse team competed at the Strathmore Redneck Rumble novice B tournament recently and won. They defeated their teams soundly with a final game score against Strathmore Novice Red of 8-2. Back row: Coach Steve Street

Hosting lacrosse provincials in Ponoka and Lacombe went so well last year Lacoka Lacrosse is doing it again.

More than 400 athletes from around Alberta will come to the Lacrosse B provincials July 12 to 14 with half of the teams competing in Lacombe, says Wes Amendt, public relations director for Lacoka. “We put on a good event last time.”

Last year the peewee and midget teams won gold and he feels Lacoka’s bantam team is a favourite as they won the banner for the league.

Games start at 8:30 a.m. and finish at about 10:30 p.m. each day and Amendt welcomes anyone interested in the sport to come check out the action at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex. Rather than mix up the arenas that teams play in, Lacoka decided to host midget and novice games in Ponoka and the peewee and bantam games in Lacombe.

He looks forward to a large turnout.

“Between the two towns we’re looking at 1,000 people,” said Amendt.

Hosting B provincials is also one of the larger provincials tournaments as there are not as many A teams in the province and the competition is high. “It’s going to be good lacrosse.”

He feels the experience will be even better than last year and since there is no admission should be a fun event for families. “Come on down and take in some of the action.”

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