|Photo Credit: Greg Sakaki|
It was a fantastic championship Sunday at the President’s Cup in Nanaimo as we saw the St. Albert Miners win their third straight President’s Cup in overtime. With that win St. Albert joins some elite company as they are juts the third team to win three straight President’s Cup Championships. The other two teams were the Vernon Tigers (1976,77,78) and Fergus Thistles (1986,87,88).
In addition to the championship game we saw some great lacrosse being played in the placement games as well. The headline of the placement games had to be Saskatoon claiming fifth place after going 0-7 in round robin play.
It was a tight game in which St. Albert actually had to comeback in the third to force overtime and secure the win. At the end of the first St. Albert held a 3-2 lead over Nanaimo. In the second period Nanaimo would catch fire as they would get out ahead, but St. Albert would subdue that lead just a little. Coming into the third Nanaimo held a 7-6 lead and it remained close the entire period. We would need overtime to settle this one as it was 8-8 as the buzzer sounded to end the third. In a ten minute overtime period St. Albert would score two goals to secure the 10-8 win and capture their third straight President’s Cup title. St. Albert would see some exceptional play from Mike Triolo as well as Aaron Bold who was stellar in cage, especially in the overtime period.
Bronze Medal: Caughnawaga Indians 15 vs Oakville Titans 6
5th Place: Saskatoon Brewers 9 vs Onondaga Redhawks 8
7th Place: Ladner Pioneers 10 vs Capital Region Axemen 7
1. St. Albert Miners
2. Nanaimo Timbermen
3. Caughnawaga Indians
4. Oakville Titans
5. Saskatoon Brewers
6. Onondaga Redhawks
7. Ladner Pioneers
8. Capital Region Axemen