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 mintocup2018.com for more info.

Just Posted

Parent concerned over privacy breach is a candidate for Chilliwack school board

Brian Mielke said sharing of student names with U.S. research firm shows trustees disregarding law

Chilliwack athletes run in the rain at first cross-country race

Dozens of elementary/middle/high schoolers tackled a mucky course next to Twin Rinks last Thursday.

Fraser River First Nations say they aren’t getting their share of sockeye

Shortage is a result of decisions made by DFO, not a shortage of sockeye, complaint says

Chilliwack Chiefs benefit from BCHL Showcase exposure

Carter Wilkie’s first BCHL goal Saturday against Wenatchee earned him talks with several NCAA scouts.

Surging Okanagan Sun stop slumping Valley Huskers

A blocked punt set the tone for the Sun in a BC Football Conference game at the Apple Bowl.

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

B.C. pharmacist suspended for giving drugs with human placenta

RCMP had samples of the seized substances tested by Health Canada

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Harvest Moon to light up B.C. skies with an ‘autumn hue’

It’s the first moon after the autumn equinox

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Appeal pipeline decision but consult Indigenous communities, Scheer says

The federal appeals court halted the Trans Mountain expansion last month

Most Read