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Monday , 3 August 2020
Assistant coach Daryl Hodinsky congratulates graduating player Allen Wareham at the end of the bronze medal match at Jr. B Lacrosse Provincials last summer.

Lacrosse in the Lakeland pursues modified season

The Lakeland Lacrosse Association will pursue a modified season across this summer, similar to it’s soccer counterpart.

The season began on June 30th and is projected to run until the end of August, and registration will be open throughout the summer.

“We were working on getting kids back with sticks in their hands, teaching them skills, and getting them back into the swing of things,” said president Mike Groves.

It will focus primarily on training athletes, but there’s hope for some games to be held by mid-July, provided the facilities have opened by then.

The league has been at a virtual standstill since the onset of COVID-19, with its higher-ups meeting with each other to formulate a plan of action once restrictions were lifted, which happened on June 16th.

Age groups will be strictly separated to ensure the safety of athletes while still taking into account the physical nature of the sport.

Lacrosse will be held Mondays to Wednesday from 6:00pm-9:00pm with U10 on the field from 6:00pm-7:00pm, U14 from 7:00pm-8:00pm, and U18 from 8:00pm-9:00pm.

Players in Bonnyville will play on the Walsh field, while those in Cold Lake will play on Thomas Varughese field.

Groves has said that if things return to normal, a proper season will commence in March of 2021.

About Chris Lapointe

Chris is a two-time Vancouver Film School graduate, where he originally studied screenwriting and video games. Returning home to the lakeland post-graduation, he was determined to put what he learned to use. He brings with him a laid-back attitude and a love for pop culture that he hopes can be injected into Lakeland Connect's publications.