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Burrards lacrosse player honoured

Mikey James Vukovic, of Mission, a top scorer with the Ridge Meadows Burrards intermediate A team, died Saturday in a crash.  - Contributed
Mikey James Vukovic, of Mission, a top scorer with the Ridge Meadows Burrards intermediate A team, died Saturday in a crash.
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The lacrosse community in B.C. is mourning the loss of a Maple Ridge player who died Saturday in a car crash.

Mikey James Vukovic. of Mission, was a top scorer with the Ridge Meadows Burrards intermediate A team.

The senior men’s Burrards were to observe a moment of silence for 18-year-old Vukovic during the WLA playoff game at Planet Ice on Monday, said his coach Doug McQuarrie.

Team rivals, the Victoria Shamrocks did the same at their home playoff game on Sunday.

McQuarrie said the intermediate A team is also looking at retiring Vukovic’s Burrards jersey at next season’s home opener.

A funeral service for Vukovic will be held at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 32550 Seventh Avenue in Mission on Friday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m.

Anyone who played lacrosse with him is encouraged to wear a team jersey in tribute to him.

In lieu of flowers, his family has asked that donations be made to Mission Minor Lacrosse.

 

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