Silver and gold for the Burrards
The Ridge Meadows Minor Lacrosse midget teams both played for a championship in their third annual Burrards Barn Burner tournament over the weekend.
In the four-team A1 division, the Ridge Meadows team went undefeated through round-robin play, beating Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
In the final game, they lost to Coquitlam 6-4, for the Ridge’s team’s first loss of the season.
Coach Lance Andre said the Burrards played a well-rounded team game, and some of the standouts were Daylan Kellough, Dylan McIntosh, Haden Harty and Anthony Kalanich. Goaltender Nate Faccin was solid all weekend.
In the A2 tournament, which had six teams, Ridge beat Coquitlam in the championship game 5-1, thanks in large part to the play of goaltender Nick Heron, who was the game’s most valuable player.
Daytin Vidovich led the offence, as he had 19 points in the four games, scoring 10 goals and adding nine assists.
Coach Kelly Scott said his players were forced to battle through injuries along the way. They started the tourney with 15 runners and ended with 12, losing Noah Bloom to broken ribs, Jasen Scott to a broken arm and Clayton Mcculloch to a concussion.
Heron was able to ake up for the missing talent with his outstanding play in net, finishing the tournament with a sterling goals against average of 4.33 per game.
The bronze medal in the A1 division went to Port Coquitlam, while Mission A2 took the bronze.
Burnaby won the B division gold-medal game over Langley, and Port Moody finished third.
There was also a skills competition, and winners were Coquitlam for midget A1, Ridge Meadows in midget A2, and Coquitlam in midget B.
The spirit prize went to PoCo A1 in midget A and JDF in midget.
• Dylan McCormick of the Burrards was successful in making Team B.C. at the bantam level. He was one of four Burrards to try out.