After an easy win in the Vancouver Island league, the Cowichan Valley Thunder weren’t sure what kind of competition they were going to face at the provincial intermediate B lacrosse championships in Langley last weekend.
The Thunder proved perfectly suited to their Lower Mainland opponents as they won the provincial title, beating Coquitlam 9-5 in the tournament final.
Cowichan had an easy run in their first two games, beating Ridge Meadows 11-5 and Delta 15-4.
With a berth in the championship game against Coquitlam already locked up, head coach Lorne Winship decided not to show everything his team could do in the round-robin finale, and Coquitlam won that game 10-5. The Thunder turned things around to win the gold-medal game the next day.
Also in Langley last weekend, Cowichan Valley lacrosse products Taylor Martin, Braylon Lumb, Brian Robb and Pollo Claxton helped the Victoria Shamrocks win gold in the intermediate A division.