Ridge Meadows Burrards kick off season with wins

The 2011 box lacrosse season got underway in earnest last week with dozens of local teams in action.

The Ridge Meadows Burrards midget A1 team notched a pair of wins with a 6-0 shut-out of the Port Coquitlam Saints last Wednesday, followed by a 12-4 win over the Burnaby Lakers on Sunday.

The peewee A2 team also had a pair of wins, beating Vancouver and Burnaby over the weekend by scores of 9-3 and 6-2, respectively.

The Ridge Meadows Burrards junior girls’ team dropped a pair of games over the weekend to Nanaimo and New Westminster.

The Burrards fell 6-2 at home to Nanaimo on Saturday before being shut-out 10-0 to the Salmonbellies on Sunday at Queen’s Park.

Jessica Thompson and Jessica Baker had the goals for the Burrards against Nanaimo, who out-shot the Burrards 34-17.

On Saturday, Oren Pugsley of the Ridge Meadows Canucks mini-tyke team, was named MVP for their inter-squad game, while the Ridge Meadows Transformers named Brett Wocknitz MVP after their game.