Sasquatch earn bronze at lacrosse provincials

Local Midget C team took down the Langley Thunder for the medal

The Mission Sasquatch Midget C team came home with a bronze medal after a conclusive win over the Langley Thunder the BC Box Lacrosse Midget Provincial Championships.

After a succession of wins in the round robin format, defeating the Langley Thunder (10-6), the Vanderhoof Warriors (10-4) and the West Kootenay Wolf Pack (8-3), the team headed into the semi-final round in first place.

Succumbing to the Quesnel Wild Fire (provincial gold medalists) in the first round of semi-final play put the Mission Sasquatch into the bronze medal game.

Defeating the Langley Thunder with an 8-4 final score, the Sasquatch were lead to victory by Coach Mark Hernandez supported by Travis James, Greg Mackenzie, Bill Muirhead and manager Tina Jensen.

Most valuable player awards were duly handed out to Blake Hoeppner, Dan Kran, Rayl Paling and Nick Seal for their consistently outstanding performances. Dan Kran delivered three hat-trick performances in three games.

Seal’s contributions to the victory were also highlighted in his well-deserved award to the provincial All-Star Team during a ceremony on Saturday afternoon. Ridge Muirhead was rewarded for his outstanding sportsmanship receiving a provincial fair-play award.

Congratulations to the Mission Sasquatch Midget C 2013 Bronze Medalists: Garrett Brown, Bryce Clark, Cade Cooke, Wesley Driessen, Trent Easton, Jacob Gossen, Blake Hoeppner, Clinton James, Dan Kran, Gabby Jensen, Justin Lehmberg, Travis Mackenzie, Greyson Manzuik, Ridge Muirhead, Ashton Neustaeter, Rayl Paling and Nick Seal.