DELTA ISLANDERS JUNIOR 'A' AND INTERMEDIATE 'A' LACROSSE CLUBS
The Delta Islanders Jr A Lacrosse Club competes in the B.C. Junior 'A' Lacrosse League. The league consists of 8 teams from the Lower Mainland, Nanaimo, and Victoria. They all compete for the honor of a National Championship, the famed 'Minto Cup', one of Canada's oldest sports award.
Winning the Minto Cup is our goal and we want players, who share that same goal.
2014 End of Season Report
Your Delta Jr "A" Islanders 2014 season ended on Tuesday, July 15th at the hands of the #1 rated team in the country, the New Westminster Salmonbellies.
We ended the regular season with a respectable 12 wins and 9 losses, resulting in a fourth place finish and a trip to the first round of the BCJALL playoffs. The Delta Islanders were easily the least penalized team in the league, had the most power play goals of any of the teams, and strived throughout the season to play a disciplined game. The highlight of the season was handing the Salmonbellies their only loss of the regular season with a decisive 12-6 victory on May 17th.
A difficult decision was made prior to the June 30th trade deadline to build for the future versus dismantle a young and talented squad for a possible run to the 2014 Minto Cup. It was a heart wrenching choice given the effect on our remaining third year players but a wise one.
However, the team rallied to the challenge and faced the first round series, versus New Westminster, with pride and determination. Although battered, bruised and short on the bench, the players refused to pack up the tent and soldiered on determined to give the 'Bellies everything they had, and proved they were a force to be reckoned with.
Although the series was swept by New Westminster in 3 games, our Delta Jr "A" Islanders played hard and fast giving the Salmonbellies all they could handle. The result was three games that were much closer than the scores showed, with two of those games being the highest goals scored against the New Westminster team since the 1st of June.
July 9th: Delta 11 - New Westminster 15
July 12th: Delta 8 - New Westminster 15
July 15th: Delta 12 - New Westminster 17
The Delta Jr "A" Islanders would like to salute their graduating 3rd year players for their talent, dedication and hard work:
#14 Mike Avery
#9 Mike Henry
The club is looking forward to a bright future with a large crop of young talented players, a first rate and knowledgeable coaching and managerial staff, and a dedicated and hardworking Board of Directors!
GO ISLANDERS GO!!!!!