Delta Islanders wrapped up an outstanding season with a near podium finish at the Bantam A1 Lacrosse Provincial Championships in Nanaimo.
The Islanders ended up in fourth place after a 7-6 loss to the New West Salmonbellies in the bronze medal game.
Delta went 2-3 in earlier round-robin play in the six-team event with wins over Juan de Fuca (4-3) and New West (6-4), after opening the championships with losses to Burnaby (9-4), silver medalist Ridge Meadows (9-7) and gold medalist Coquitlam (9-6).
Jared Maznik was named a tournament all-star, scoring 20 goals and earning a pair of player-of-the-game awards. Owen Venier was a recipient of the Warrior Fair Play Award.
Coached by Rick Weisbrod, the Islanders’ road to Nanaimo began with a 11-8-1 regular season record that led to an 8-4 provincial qualifier win over Ridge Meadows.
The Islanders were also represented in the Bantam “C” Division where they finished with a 1-3 record. James Corbet was named to the all-star team and Holden Johnston took home the fair play award.
Earlier in the month, Delta Lacrosse successfully hosted the Pee Wee A1, A2, B and C Championships that brought teams from around the province to Ladner, South Delta and Sungod arenas.
Although the Islanders were kept off the podium in all three divisions, players were recognized for their play.
Keelan Magcalas (A1), Connor Lougheed (B) and Adam Lenarduzzi (Delta) earned all-star honours. Warrior Fair Play Awards went to Teagan Douglas (A1), Kardern Harker (B) and Damon Tomyk (C).
Delta Lacrosse executive member Amanda Douglas was a recipient of the BC Lacrosse Volunteer Award.