Coach leads LMG all-star game contingent

Cowichan LMG head coach Glen Martin will be leading the Vancouver Island Soccer League squad in the upcoming all-star game.

Cowichan LMG head coach Glen Martin will be leading the Vancouver Island Soccer League squad in the upcoming all-star game against the best from the Fraser Valley league, and he’s taking a bunch of his own players with him.

VISL Div. 1 scoring leader Paddy Nelson will be joined by his Cowichan teammates Kevan Brown, Josh Cuthbert, Cooper Barry, Jordan De Graf, Tyler Hughes, Brad Archibald, Steve Scott and goalkeeper Sam Hutchison for the game this coming Sunday at 4 p.m. at Layritz Park in Victoria.

This will be Martin’s third time coaching in the all-star game, but it will be a little different than the first two.

“I’m kind of excited,” he admitted. “The other all-star games I coached were all interleague, but this one is against the Fraser Valley. I picked a  very offensive team, so it should be good for scoring some goals.”

Sitting atop the Div. 1 standings, LMG will resume the VISL season on Jan. 16 with a visit to Nanaimo. Their first home game of 2016 will take place on Jan. 23 when they host Bays United at the new Sherman Road turf.