2014 Victoria Jr. A Shamrocks
August 7, 2014
League Awards Announced
The B.C. Jr. A Lacrosse League recently announced its annual awards and all star teams. As might be expected the New Westminster Salmonbellies dominated the awards and all star selection. One Jr. Shamrocks found his way onto the first all-star team and that was rookie Cole Pickup.
Incidentally, the Coquitlam Adanacs won an exciting 7-game series against the Salmonbellies and will go on to host the Calgary Mountaineers for the right to represent Western Canada and host the Minto Cup. That best-of-five series commences tonight with all games being played in Coquitlam.
July 24, 2014
Rocks Season Over – Awards Given
Well, the season for the Jr. Shamrocks is over for 2014 as they went down in straight games in their semi final series against the Coquitlam Adanacs. Still in all, the season wasn’t a failure as the boys gave it a valiant effort. For a young team, a third place finish was a good regular season outcome but the team couldn’t match the depth of the Adanacs.
Team awards were given out Wednesday in a get-together at the Langford Boston Pizza location. Guest MC Steve Duffy from CFAX sports did a great job for the team. Below are the award winners for 2014:
Top Scorer: McLean Chicquen, a rookie
Top Rookie: Cole Pickup, still an intermediate aged player
Top Defensive Player: Chris Kasper
Sportsman of the Year: combining sportsmanship and ability, Karver Everson
Most Inspirational Player: Jake Carder
Most Valuable Player: Team captain Max Fredrickson
Most Popular: Matt Baxter
Most Improved Player: Goaltender Charles Claxton
Best Conditioned: Ryan Fedrigo
The team also presented etched steins and home jerseys to 10 graduating players: Karver Everson, Jake Carder, Derek Lecky, Ryley Brown, Alex Margetson, Brendan Mykle-Winkler, Mason Pynn, Fred Bathurst-Hunt, Matt Justason and Darren Bourret. Congratulations and good luck moving forward in your lacrosse careers.
Three service awards were also presented for outstanding contributions to the Jr. and Intermediate Shamrocks organizations:
Bob Reid Merit Award: Jr. Shamrocks Manager Dave Wilkie
Bill Russell Service Award: Intermediate & Jr. Rocks Equipment Manager Dano Ryan
Shamrock Pride Award: GM and Governor of both the Intermediate and Jr. Shamrocks Rod Wood
Incidentally, the WLA Shamrocks have called Charles Claxton to dress as a back-up to Cody Hagedorn for this Friday’s game against the Burnaby Lakers. Intermediate goaltender Liam Reid was honoured to take on that role last week and even played the last few minutes of the game. Good luck, Charles!
- Janice Huckin
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