It was a golden weekend in Victoria for Campbell River’s peewee C Ravens lacrosse team.
At the annual Captain Cook Tournament on May 10-12, the Ravens played six nail-biting games, but came out in top spot over Nanaimo, Juan de Fuca, Peninsula and the Cowichan Valley.
“I am very impressed with how well the team has represented Campbell River on and off the field,” said coach Jason Wellard. “With many of the team being first-year lacrosse players they have made up any shortcomings in skill and experience by working harder than every team we faced.”
The team has melded in to a defensively-minded club backed up by one of the league’s best goalies, Emily Forbes.
The Ravens also get reliable goal from Taylor Arbeau. Other offensive leaders include Jake Wilson, Ridge Rosa, Jamiliya Wellard, Jake Bryla, Jerome Lorenz, Jesse Patterson and Eran Hamer.
As well Owen Wellard and Eric Forbes stepped up from novice and earned permanent spots on the team. Mathew Rivett, Riley Southerland and Peter VanGermeren are hard-working two-way players, and there’s the great checking one of Cameron Michalko, Finley Goodlif and Cameron King.