A trio from the Delta Junior "A" Islanders have helped Canada West capture the inaugural U19 World Lacrosse Challenge, hosted by Six Nations in Ontario.
The event featured 12 entries: Germany, Czech Republic, United States, Scandinavia, Squamish, CLAX all-stars, two Canadian regional squads and three Iroquois teams.
The Canada West entry included talent from B.C. Alberta and Saskatchewan and was guided by Islanders head coach Greg Rennie. His roster included two of his own players - Mitch Winter and Shawn Richardson. Canada West went 4-0 in round-robin play with wins over Scandinavia, Iroquois Seneca (New York), Germany and Iroquois East. A tiebreaker shootout was required to break a three-way deadlock to help send Canada West off to the semi-finals.
The run was complete with a 10-3 triumph over the United States and a 5-4 victory against CLAX all-stars in the championship game.
The tournament served as a prelude to the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships which conclude on Sunday.