Peewee Griffins Golden in Barrie, Preparing For Provincials
The Peewee Griffins defeated the Sarnia Pacers 1- 3 in the Championship game of the Barrie tournament and had solid performances at both ends of the floor. The defense was lead by Cole Mackinnon who was asked primarily play defense shutting down Sarnia’s best player along with teammate Evan Dumais. Despite his defensive role, Mackinnon still scored 7 goals in the tournament.
The Griffins held the opposition to 5 goals or less in every game, with solid goaltending from Malcolm Vandevenne and Lucas Jacobs. Jacobs posted a 3.47 GAA and 0.886 Save Percentage.
Head coach Todd Knight believes in his team and says, “I’m feeling pretty confident with how we’re playing right now, and how the parents are all on board. This is the season of winning for this team.”
Wallaceburg also defeated London and Mississauga in the tournament, and were lead offensively by Tanner Cole, who had 7 goals and 17 points, and Riley Roe, who compiled 13 goals and 15 points.
The Peewee Griffins also won the Sarnia Herb Lea Tournament in June and went – 2 in the Hamilton Super Series, losing 7-4 to Kitchener-Waterloo who will also be in the provincial “B” championships. Wallaceburg will now look forward to the Zone 7 Championships and preparing for provincials.
“22-2-1 is an amazing accomplishment with 2 golds,” commented Knight. “I want the big prize now. It takes six wins in one weekend to get a provincial championship, so anyone can win.”
The Ontario Provincial Championships start Friday August 3rd in Whitby, Ontario where over 450 teams will compete for provincials championships for lacrosse players from age 5 to 21.