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Islanders fall to Adanacs in Mainland final

Lower Mainland finale was a rematch of 2019 league championship series
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Team captain Keegan Kozack and the Delta Islanders reached the B.C. Junior "B" Tier One Lacrosse League Mainland final before falling to the Coquitlam Adanacs in three games. Kozack now heads to Buffalo for his sophomore year at Canisius College where he is on a field lacrosse scholarship.

The Delta Islanders just came up short in their bid to win back-to-back championships in the B.C. Junior “B” Tier One Lacrosse League.

The Islanders’ season came to an end with a hard-fought 9-6 game three loss to the Coquitlam Adanacs in the best-of-five Mainland final. The series was a rematch of the 2019 league finals. The Adanacs took games one (14-7) and two (11-10) in Ladner before completing the sweep on their home floor.

The league opted to do separate Mainland and Island playoffs after regular season play got off to a late start when COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in early July.

The Islanders swept the Port Coquitlam Saints in straight games to advance to the final while Coquitlam got past the Langley Thunder.

Delta had earned the No. 2 seed for the playoffs after going 6-2-0 in league play.

Silas Richmond led the league in regular season scoring with 34 points while teammate and captain Keegan Kozack topped the circuit in goals with 18. Kozack was coming off his rookie field lacrosse season at Canisius College in Buffalo while Richmond is also headed south in September 2022 for Bellarmine University in Kentucky. Both will be key players next season when they make the full-time jump to the B.C. Junior “A” Lacrosse League.

The Junior “A” Islanders saw their season end with an opening round three game loss to the New West Salmonbellies. New West won the deciding game 11-7 thanks to six unanswered goals.