A trio of players from the Delta Junior “A” Islanders are fresh off participating at the International Indoor Junior Lacrosse's (IIJL) World Junior Lacrosse Championship in Winnipeg.
After the pandemic cancelled the event two years ago and modified the 2021 schedule, it was back to a full line-up of participating teams including Canada, Australia, Haudenosaunee, United States, Israel and Poland.
The tournament wrapped up on Sunday night with Canada capturing its third consecutive title with a 16-9 victory over Haudenosaunee.
The Islanders' Silas Richmond capped a huge week with eight points and finished as Canada’s leading scorer in the playoff round, earning All-Tournament First Team All-Star honours. The Ladner native recorded 17 points in two games, including 10 goals, after piling up 17 points in earlier round-robin play.
Richmond is now getting ready for his freshman season at the University of Albany where he has earned a field lacrosse scholarship.
Also participating in Winnipeg were the Islanders’ Conrad and Cameron Squarek as members of Team Australia.
Conrad, a 20-year-old towering 6-foot 5 defender, finished the championships with eight points, including four goals that was highlighted by a couple of spectacular efforts in a loss to Canada.
Australia closed out the championships by dropping a 12-11 decision to Poland in the fifth-place game. Cameron, 17, chipped in with three points in as many games.
Australia was coached by former Delta Islanders co-head coach and Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Famer Andy Ogilvie. The Squareks were the only B.C. players on the roster.