Saanich Tigers snare fifth Island title

Pair of Saanich teams headed to provincial lacrosse championships

The Saanich Tigers look to defend their Junior B provincial lacrosse championship this weekend when they head to Coquitlam.

The Tigers have represented the Island at five straight provincials since 2012 and are the winners of two titles in the past three years.

Also headed to provincials this year is the Saanich Intermediate B team.

It’s the first time in six years the Saanich Int. B squad will compete in the provincials, said team governor Chris Jackson.

Saanich Intermediate B started the season late, not knowing if they would be able to field a team, Jackson said. Once the team came together, it finished the season with only one loss.

Coach Brian Suckling stepped in three weeks ago, one of many coaches who’ve chipped in to help the team this year.

“We had different coaches stepping in and helping out,” Suckling said. “The team plays strong together. We won two straight over Juan de Fuca in the playoffs.”

Unfortunately, the squad will be missing a group of its top players at provincials.

“It’s already a good story, it’ll be an even bigger story if we can win provincials,” Suckling said.

Five players will graduate to the next level and are likely to move on to Junior B.


Just Posted

Latke Mania returns to Jewish Community Centre of Victoria

Traditional latkes available at local deli until Dec. 20

New survey finds 4.7 million women over 15 were victims of sexual assault in Canada

Some 1.2 million men (eight per cent) report having been sexually assaulted since age 15

Greater Victoria residents recognized for International Volunteer Day

Thousands of people volunteer throughout the community every year

UVic researchers develop industry-changing ‘hyper-glue’

‘Cross-linking’ technology already playing a role in performance body armour

$1,500 bursary created in memory of late Duncan musician returns for second year

Young Vancouver Island musicians in financial need can apply by Dec. 15

POLL: Will you be donating to charities over the holiday season?

Many here in Victoria joined others around the world to take part… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 3

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires

Canada sent 22 people, including 7 from B.C.

B.C. NDP touts the end of MSP premiums

Horgan, James held news conference to reiterate that people will get their last bill this month

Oscar Hickes: Longest running hockey tournament on Vancouver Island cancelled

Patrick Murray, one of the organizers for the tournament, broke the sad news on social media.

Illicit drug deaths down, but B.C. coroner says thousands still overdose

Chief coroner Life Lapointe says province’s drug supply remains unpredictable

Trustees ask for more help after tearful meeting on B.C. school’s ‘toxic’ stench

Enforcement has ‘no teeth,’ school trustee says, while kids become sick

One of B.C’s last surviving strip clubs baring all again for Christmas charity

25th annual event is Sunday and raises money for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society.

Most Read