Lakeland Lacrosse Association’s annual Ice Melter tournament took place from May 12-14. The tournament gathers five levels of lacrosse in Cold Lake for one big weekend. Kids from tyke all the way to midget participated in the tournament.
Kids & Facilities
“It’s over 500 kids ranging from associations from Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lloydminster, Vermillion, Sherwood Park and a couple of Edmonton teams. It’s great to have it every year.” Rod Pettigrew, president of Lakeland Lacrosse Association, says.
The tournament used all three recreation facilities in Cold Lake over the course of the weekend. The Cold Lake Energy Center was home base for the tournament, as both the field house and arena were used for games. Cold Lake North Arena and J.J. Parr were also used for competition. In all, 35 teams participated during the weekend.
In the tyke group, the Bonnyville team representing Lakeland Lacrosse won first place 4-3 over top of the Edmonton Warriors.
The Novice final was captured by the Edmonton Warriors over 2nd place Bonnyville 13-4.
Sherwood Park took home the Peewee title by a score of 9-4 over Cold Lake.
Cold Lake advanced to the Bantam final, but lost to Lloydminster 5-4.
The midget final saw the Lloydminster Brutes beat out the Sherwood Park Titans 11-7.
It takes a group
“It took an enormous amount of work and a large group of volunteers to pull this off. And we think all of our Volunteers in the Lakeland for stepping up and helping out this weekend to make it a great success.” Crystal Frey, media relations for Lakeland Lacrosse Association, says.
A nice touch during the tournament by the association was in recognition of Mother’s Day. There were flowers available for players to give to their mom’s. The next big tournament for the Lakeland Lacrosse Association will be June 23-25, when they host the year-end tournament for the Wheatland Lacrosse League at the tyke and novice levels.