WEYBURN – The junior lacrosse Team Canada, including Weyburn’s Ty Petersen, were undefeated at the Commonwealth Cup competition in Melbourne, Australia for International Indoor Junior Lacrosse on March 15-18.
Canada played a round robin of games versus Australian teams, then in the final played an Aussie all-star team on Saturday, with Canada winning 10-4.
In the round-robin, Canada first played the Perth Fury, winning 16-8. As goaltender, Petersen was in for three of the four periods, and made 13 saves on 16 shots with a .684 save percentage.
They next played the Adelaide Thunder, and came away with a 20-14 win. Petersen was in net for 28 of the 60 minutes, making seven saves on 15 shots and a .467 save percentage.
The last round-robin match was against Melbourne’s Storm, and Canada won 12-10. Petersen was in net for one quarter, and made 16 saves on 19 shots. He had a .667 save percentage.
In the final game, Petersen was in net for 16 minutes, and made four saves on six shots.
The Commonwealth Cup was originally going to be held in 2020, but COVID intervened, and this year the lacrosse tournament was finally able to go ahead.
Petersen plays for the Saskatchewan SWAT team based in Saskatoon, the only Junior A lacrosse team in the province.