Junior "A" Islanders trio help Canada West win U19 Challenge

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.

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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.

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