Minto Cup trip for Chilliwack Mustangs lacrosse grad

Tyson Kirkness leads his Coquitlam Adanacs into battle at the national junior championship.

Chilliwack Mustangs grad Tyson Kirkness will be gunning for a national junior lacrosse title later this week as he plays in the 2018 Minto Cup.

Kirkness plays for the Coquitlam Adanacs, who play their first game Thursday against the Calgary Mountaineers. Calgary is hosting the tournament, which runs Aug. 16-26.

The Alberta champion Okotoks Raiders and Ontario champion Brampton Excelsiors round out the four team field.

The format of the tourney will see the teams compete in a round robin, with the top squad getting a bye into the championship round.

The second and third place finishers will play in a semi-final, with the winner moving on to face the first place finisher in a best-of-five final.

The Adanacs have won the Minto Cup twice, in 1991 and 2016.

The team plays its regular season games in the eight-team B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League.

Kirkness started the 2018 season with the Langley Thunder and was wearing the captain’s C when he was dealt to Coquitlam at the BCJALL trade deadline. The hard-nosed defender logged 17 regular season games between the two teams, generating three goals, eight points and 47 penalty minutes.

He collected one assist and 32 penalty minute in nine playoff games as his Adanacs swept the Victoria Shamrocks and took down the New Westminster Salmonbellies in the best-of-seven championship series.

See for more info.

Just Posted

Unique treasures to be found at Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market

The 44th annual event is the Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s largest fundraiser

Chilliwack toy drive brings in gifts, money to Ann Davis Transition Society

People dropped by Superstore to donate toys and more for those in need this holiday season

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Nov. 18 to 24

Chilliwack RCMP find chemicals and cannabis extract in illicit lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

Chilliwack RCMP seek suspects in rash of poppy donation box thefts

Incidents at four different locations in Sardis in the days leading up to Remembrance Day

REPLAY: B.C’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week across the province

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

Vancouver Police look for man in connection to ‘sexually motivated’ assault

Woman says man followed her into an apartment building

NEB approves operating pressure increase to repaired Enbridge pipeline

The pipeline burst outside of Prince George on Oct. 9, now operating at 85 per cent

B.C. VIEWS: Setting speed limits in a post-fact political environment

Media prefer ‘speed kills’ narrative, even when it fails to appear

Controversy erupts over Japanese flag in B.C. classroom

Online petition demanding removal has collected more than 5,700 signatures

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead

Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for more than a week after the fire began

Trump says report on Khashoggi death expected in a few days

Jamal Khashoggi was a columnist for The Washington Post who was slain Oct. 2 inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

Most Read