Three Ridge Meadows boxla coaches get provincial teams

Three of the five head coaches for provincial teams are from Maple Ridge lacrosse.

The BC Lacrosse Association (BCLA) announced the five head coaches for the midget, bantam, pee wee, female midget and female bantam 2014 Team BC box lacrosse programs.

Curt Malawsky will run the midget team, Daren Fridge the pee wees and Chris Gill the female bantam team.

All three list Ridge Meadows as their home lacrosse association.

Fridge is the outgoing head coach of the Maple Ridge Burrards of the WLA, and Gill will be his replacement. Malawsky is from Maple Ridge, Fridge lives in Coquitlam and Gill resides in Pitt Meadows.

The B.C. bantam team will be run by Rich Catton of the New Westminster Minor Association, and the female midget team by Dan Stroup of the Port Coquitlam Minor Association.

The coach of the female junior team has yet to be determined.

The Team BC Lacrosse Program is a high performance lacrosse program for box and field lacrosse athletes in B.C. It consists of six box lacrosse squads at the levels mentioned above, and four field lacrosse squads (men’s U19, U16, U14, and women’s U19).

The 2014 Box Lacrosse (Midget/Bantam/PeeWee) Nationals will take place Aug. 4-9, hosted by New Westminster and Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse. The 2014 Female Box Lacrosse Nationals will be August 6-9, in Whitby, Ont.

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