The Mission Mud Dawgs field lacrosse club finished the season by winning three medals at the boys provincial field lacrosse championships.
The U-19 squad led the way with its second consecutive finals appearance. Coach Terry Crondahl’s club came up just short as they lost the final to the Coquitlam Adanacs despite a game MVP performance from goalie Jake Sundar.
The U-16 team made it to the semifinals where they upset the number-three seeded team from Ridge Meadows. Tej Grewal was named game MVP.
The final saw Mission matched up against a Richmond team that came into the final undefeated. The boys jumped out to a 4-1 lead. However, the powerhouse from Richmond showed why they were unbeaten, as they came back to win the final 8-5.
Nathan Mckeigan was named game MVP and was also selected as the MVP of the tournament in the U-16 age group.
The surprise medal came in the U-14 tier 1 division where the Mission boys entered the tournament as the lowest seed. In the opening game they tied the top-ranked New Westminster Salmonbellies 3-3 in what was an amazing defensive effort. They followed that up with a victory over number-six seeded Pacific Rim, which put the locals into the semifinals.
The boys lost the semifinal game to Ridge Meadows and then bounced back in the bronze medal game where they upset the second-seeded team from Victoria 8-5. Imat Grewal was named game MVP.
Goaltender Colton Caron added tournament MVP to his earlier game MVP award, becoming the fifth Mud Dawg player in club history to win a provincial tournament MVP award. The U-14 tier 1 team also received the Team Sportsmanship Award.
The U-12 team coached by Gary Porter and Gabby Jensen attended their first provincial championship tournament and individual game MVP performances were turned in by Dylan Hawkins, Cody McMahon, and Garner Mitchell.