Wallaceburg native and Wallaceburg Lacrosse alumni Chris Fox recently took home a West Coast Lacrosse Association Senior ‘B’ provincial title with the Tri-City Bandits.
For Fox, winning is becoming a habit as he captured a National Championship in the 2001 Junior B Founders Cup as a member of the Wallaceburg Red Devils.
The Tri-City Bandits eliminated the Ladner Pioneers 3 games to 1 in the final series. Ladner was the league regular season champion, but according to Fox, despite multiple changes to the Tri-City lineup, his team’s depth carried them to a Provincial title,
“We had a lot of depth on our team, it really pulled us through the playoffs. It was not uncommon to have line-up changes each night due to work or other commitments.”
For Tri-City, the Provincial win marks yet another successful season for the team, one that Fox says he was proud to be a part of,
“It was great to win a BC Championship. It is also amazing to be a part of a team that has won 4 consecutive Provincial titles.”
After his Burnaby Burrards Senior ‘B’ team from last season folded, this season in Tri-City was an opportunity for Fox and some of his former Burnaby teammates to re-unite,
“It was special to win with the guys I played with last year in Burnaby, Rob Brommer and Mat Demkier,” said Fox, who also pointed out another teammate Justin Hawksbee, after the win, “And it was great to finally play with a friend that I have played against my entire life against.” Fox played against Hawksbee, a former Jr. B Spartans Warrior in the Ontario Lacrosse Association.
Away from playing the game of lacrosse, Fox, who was a former NCAA lacrosse head coach at Wheeling Jesuit University, is currently serving as the Director of Girls Lacrosse with the Burnaby Mountain Selects and remains heavily involved in coaching.
This coming Saturday, Fox will return to Wallaceburg for the Kraft Celebration Tour and will be on hand at Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse’s Expo, helping to teach youth about the game on the back campus of WDSS from 10am until 3pm on August 20.