Peewee A2 Thunder earn silver in Vernon

Josh MacDonald scored at least four goals in each game as the peewee A2 Thunder won silver at the Rock the House box lacrosse tournament.

Josh MacDonald scored at least four goals in each game as the peewee A2 Cowichan Valley Thunder won the silver medal at the Rock the House box lacrosse tournament in Vernon last weekend.

“It was a good tournament,” head coach Gord MacDonald said. “All the kids played really well.”

The Thunder opened the tournament with an 8-6 win over Coquitlam on Friday evening. MacDonald scored four times, Walker Smith had a goal and two assists, Keegan Martin had a goal and one assist, Rocco Spong and Ryley Gillis scored once, Adam Klassen had two assists, and Luciano Michieli had one helper.

Next up for Cowichan was a 9-2 win over the North Okanagan Legends on Saturday morning. MacDonald had another four goals, Seth O’Brien scored twice, Martin had a goal and an assist, and Smith and Logan Olson had single goals.

The Thunder continued their dominance with an 11-3 win over Kelowna on Saturday afternoon. MacDonald scored five goals and set up two others, and Martin had a hat trick and one assist. Olson finished with a goal and one helper, Klassen and Spong also scored, and Smith and Dominic Adelborg had assists.

A 10-6 win over Port Moody on Sunday morning propelled the Thunder into the final. MacDonald finished with four goals and two assists, Smith had two goals and one assist, and Martin scored once and added two helpers. Adelborg had a goal and an assist, Spong had one goal, and O’Brien and Colton Gron each had one assist.

The Thunder finally ran into trouble in the tournament final, falling 7-5 to Calgary. MacDonald scored four goals and set up Cowichan’s other, by Smith, who also had an assist. Goalie Clayton Rankin made more than 50 stops in the title game.

“It was a pretty remarkable game by him,” Gord MacDonald said.

The Thunder begin the Island playoffs this weekend.

 

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