Locos beat Mavericks, prepare for playoffs

The Lacoka Locos junior tier III team beat the visiting Calgary Mavericks 13-3 at the Lacombe arena June 10.

The Lacoka Locos junior tier III team beat the visiting Calgary Mavericks 13-3 at the Lacombe arena June 10. This was the fifth win in the last six games for the junior team and puts them in a tie for third place in the league with three games remaining.

The Locos took control of the game early, scoring five times in the first and adding six more in the second before the Mavericks managed to get on the board. The Locos lead 12-1 after two periods and cruised to a final score of 13-3.

Leading the scoring for the Locos was Tanner Green with five goals, Braeden Grant added two while singles came from Reed St. Denis, Luke Andreeff, Dakota Haarstad, Taylor Wass, Mack Hawthore and Skyler Sargeant who also had five assists for a six-point night. Others collecting assists on the night were Doug Wing (2), Trevor Anderson (2), Hawthorne (2), Andreeff and St. Denis (1 each). Goalie Matt Granson also picked up a couple of assists while recording the victory. The team played another very solid game defensively, limiting the Mavericks to very few quality scoring opportunities.

The next game action is June 16 at 6:30 pm at the Lacombe arena when the Locos host the league-leading Brooks Drillers in their last home game of the season. The Drillers will be seeking a little revenge as the Lacoka team handed them their one and only loss of the season when the teams met in Brooks two weeks ago.

The Locos will wrap up their regular season with games on the road to Crossfield to take on the Silvertips on June 17 and in Olds on June 19. They will then have to sit back and wait for the results from the rest of the league with play wrapping up on June 24. Only the top four teams make it to the playoff and provincial round on July 7 and 8. The Lacoka team has positioned themselves well to make a run at the provincial title.

Come cheer on the boys on Saturday at the Lacombe arena that will be a beehive of activity all day as the Lacoka Lacrosse Association hosts the Central Alberta Lacrosse League mini-tyke and tyke wind-up festival all weekend. Games for the entry level lacrosse players begin at 9 a.m. both day and go all day on both floors of the Lacombe arena.

This is a very exciting time for lacrosse in Lacombe and Ponoka and throughout central Alberta. Get out and cheer on the kids in Canada’s national summer sport.

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