New Westminster players help B.C. win Canadian lacrosse titles
Two British Columbia girls box lacrosse teams won Canadian titles on Thursday with the help of New Westminster players.
New West's Jenna Chernoff scored a goal as B.C. downed Ontario 4-2 in the midget final played in Victoria. Nicole Shanks and Courtney Kearnes of New Westminster were also on the team that went undefeated in round-robin games leading up to the final. The team managers were Sue and Duncan Shanks of New West.
B.C.'s bantam squad, which included eight players from the Royal City, defeated Ontario 4-3 in the final. The two teams had split in the round robin with Ontario winning the first 4-3 in overtime and British Columbia taking the second 5-3.
New West's Keely O'Neill scored B.C.'s first goal in the final while Katie Browning got a shorthanded goal in the second period. Other New Westminster players on the team were goalie Biana Ballarin, Chloe Nottingham, Delaney Davidson, Nadine Stewart, Monica Dosanjh and Madisen Obrovac. Nicole Del Grosso had been named to the team but couldn't play due to injury.
The coaching staff included assistants Richard Browning an Jamie Stewart of New West.
It was the first time any B.C. team had won a national girls box lacrosse championship.