A number of box lacrosse athletes from Weyburn won awards after participating at the season-end provincial tournament in Saskatoon.
The Weyburn Lacrosse executive made the conscious decision late May-early June, with the uncertainty of restrictions still in the air, to wrap up the Thrashers season at the end of June to concentrate their resources and energy towards moving the Rattlers Field Program forward with no restriction.
As a result, a number of athletes represented Weyburn with a couple of clubs playing Box Lacrosse.
The Weyburn club extended congratulations to the following:
• Van Dennis and the Moose Jaw Mustangs for their Silver medal in the 14U Division.
• Jack Missal, AJ Bratrud, Nash Hignett, Ryder Hignett, Sawyer Leko, Gabe Knipfel, Hunter Willoughby, Brody Morrice, Spencer Bell and the Standing Buffalo Fighting Sioux for their 14U Bronze medal.
• Ryder Hignett for winning the 14U Division Most Valuable Player contributing eight goals and four assists in four games, ending the tourney as No. 2 in points in his division.
• Gabe Knipfel for winning a 14U Division All Star nod as the Top 14U goalie, posting a tremendous 15 GA in four games.
• Alex Labrecque for winning the 12U Division Most Valuable Player contributing 11 goals and two assists in three games, ending the tourney as No. 2 in points in his division.
• Quinton Stinson, the kid better known as Q, for winning a 12U Division All Star nod as the Top 12U goalie posting an incredible .870 Save Percentage while facing over 140 shots over three games.
“We are incredibly proud of all our athletes, families and coaches for their efforts up in Saskatoon this weekend,” said a statement on the Weyburn Lacrosse Facebook page.
The association is now setting their sights on the 2021 Field Lacrosse Provincials, with the first appearance with the Weyburn Rattlers Field Lacrosse Club in Prince Albert on August 20, 21 and 22.
Meanwhile, for Saskatchewan Rush fans, they will have a popup store in the Canadian Tire parking lot on Tuesday, July 27 from 2-7 p.m.