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Shamrocks Alumni Game

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at May 4, 2016 7:42PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Congrats to the Midget A team for a job well done representing Saanich Lacrosse at the Shamrocks Alumni game! The players had a blast playing against the Shamrock legends!

3-on-3 Tourney Update

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at May 4, 2016 7:34PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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2016 Saanich Tigers / Thrifty Foods
3 On 3 Tournament
May 7 – 8, 2016
Braefoot Park

Our annual 3 On 3 Tournament is set to go this weekend, May 7th and 8th. There have been a few minor schedule changes to be aware of. Team pictures will now be taken on Saturday May 7 – please see your team manager to confirm times for your team. As well, the 2015 Mann Cup Champion Victoria Shamrocks will have the Cup on display on Saturday from 12:00 – 2:00!

Once again, our neighbourhood Thrifty Foods stores will be providing the concession with all proceeds going to Saanich Lacrosse, so bring your appetites! As well, Tiger Gear will be available for purchase on both days.

Game schedules are provided below, please sure your players are ready to play at the start of their draw. There will also be a skills competition for each division held after the games are completed.

• Novice: Saturday, 9:00 – 12:00
• PeeWee: Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00
• Midget: Saturday, 3:30 – 5:30
• Bantam: Sunday, 9:00 – 12:00
• Tyke / Mini Tyke: Sunday 1:00 – 3:00

Volunteers: for those wanting to help out:

• Friday night set up will start at 5:00 (setting up the walls for the 2 courts);
• We can always use a hand setting up and taking down at the beginning and end of each day, so please feel free to show up at 8:00;
• Sunday afternoon take-down will begin as soon as we finish with the games, at approximately 3:30.

See you this weekend!

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The Shamrock Alumni is pleased to once again be hosting the annual John Crowther Memorial alumni game on Friday, April 22 at 7pm at the Q Centre.

Come and see the alumni play against the Jr A Shamrocks, the Intermediate A Shamrocks and against Saanich’s own Midget A team!

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids aged 5-17 and $20 for a family. Any players wearing their minor lacrosse jersey will get in free.

There will also be a 50/50 draw and a game worn Mann Cup Shamrock jersey will be raffled off. Proceeds from the game are used to support lacrosse related charities and activities.

Please come out and enjoy watching many of the Shamrock stars of the past playing in a friendly game and help support lacrosse charities.

3 on 3 Tournament

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Apr 6, 2016 9:38PM PDT
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2016 Saanich Tigers / Thrifty Foods
3 On 3 Tournament
May 7 – 8, 2016
Braefoot Park

The annual Saanich Tigers / Thrifty Foods 3 On 3 Tournament is a great way to kick off the 2016 season!

This 2-day in-house tournament is open to all registered Saanich players and focuses on having fun.
Teams consist of 4 or 5 players and play a round robin style format against other teams within their
division. There are no goalies and no contact. Players only need their helmets, gloves, mouth guards and
sticks. All games are monitored by certified referees. Teams are encouraged to be creative in deciding
on team names and jerseys. Teams play within their division.

As always, the music will be playing all day and the concession will be serving up great food (thank you
Thrifty’s!). Tiger Gear will also be available for purchase all weekend.

A few new things this year:
• Skills Competition – open to all players, this will consist of a short, timed obstacle course testing
shooting and passing skills. Trophies will be awarded for the top score in each division.
• Tykes and Mini-Tykes – these divisions will be part of the full tournament for the first time this
year!
• Best Jersey – prizes will be awarded to the team with the best jerseys in each division – use your
imagination!

As an added bonus, the 2015 Champion Victoria Shamrocks will be bringing the Mann Cup to Braefoot
Park on Sunday, May 8 from 12:00 – 2:00pm
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The cost of registration is $20/player Novice, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget, and $10/player for Mini-
Tyke and Tyke. And every player gets a prize!! Contact your team manager or Kevin Rieberger
(kjrieberger@shaw.ca) to register your team! Please register by April 24.

Finally, a huge thanks to our Tournament Sponsor, Thrifty Foods, for their generous donation to the
event. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the support of Kirby’s Source for Sports, and the Junior A
and Senior A Victoria Shamrocks.

Schedule:
Saturday, May 7:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Novice
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – PeeWee
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Midget

Sunday, May 8:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Bantam
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Mini-tyke and Tyke

Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed for the Friday evening set-up and Sunday afternoon take-down. Please contact
Kevin Rieberger (kjrieberger@shaw.ca) to sign up as a volunteer.

Concussion Awareness

Posted by Saanich Lacrosse at Mar 31, 2016 9:20PM PDT
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The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) includes three toolkits providing training in the recognition, treatment and management of concussion for: 1) Medical Professionals; (2) Parents, Players, and Coaches; and (3) School Professionals.

CATT is free, accessible and regularly updated with evidence-based information and resources. Each toolkit includes a self-paced learning module as well as tailored resources relevant to the specific audience.

The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends that anyone involved in child and youth sport should be educated about the signs and symptoms of concussion and the appropriate management of a child with a concussion.

Available at www.cattonline.com.