Jake Hartley of the Campbell River Midget A Ravens gets a shove from Juan de Fuca defender Nic Coleman during the teams' final regular season game at Rod Brind'Amour Arena Sunday

Midgets fall to Juan de Fuca

Ravens still seek first Vancouver Island Lacrosse win as playoffs begin

The Campbell River Midget A2 Ravens are still seeking their first win in Vancouver Island Lacrosse play. If they get it this weekend, it could mean a trip to provincials.

The Ravens suffered a 7-1 loss to A1 Juan de Fuca Sunday at Rod Brind’Amour Arena in the final game of the regular season.

This weekend, they travel to the Island Savings Centre in Duncan for a best-of-three series with Nanaimo to determine the Island’s provincial tournament representative.

The teams, the only two A2 squads on the Island, will play a pair of games Saturday, with an if-necessary game scheduled for Sunday.

A strong defensive showing early kept the Ravens (0-15-1) within 1-0 of the visiting Whalers through the middle of the second period.

Juan de Fuca finally got some breathing room with three goals late in the second, and eased away with three more through the third.

Tyler Dickson broke up the shutout and gave the home crowd something to cheer for when he charged through the defence to gather his own rebound and rifle a shot to the back of the net with 4:01 to play. Cameron Hunter picked up an assist on the play.

Reilly Doney of the Campbell River Midget A Ravens winds up for a shot as a trio of Juan de Fuca defenders approach during the teams’ final regular season game at Rod Brind’Amour Arena Sunday, June 28, 2015. — J.R. Rardon/Campbell River Mirror