2023 PNWJLL Begins This Weekend

The Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse League season begins this Saturday as the Oceanside Sharks host the Cowichan Thunder who are returning to the league after a 5 year hiatus. The season opener will be at Oceanside Place Arena at 7pm.

The next game of the weekend will see the Westshore Bears travel to the Hub City to face the Nanaimo Timbermen at 7pm at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

The PNWJLL expanded this season an added the Cowichan Thunder who will be playing out of Kerry Park Arena. Returning for the 2023 campaign are: Campbell River Ravens (Strathcona Gardens Arena), Oceanside Sharks (Oceanside Place), Nanaimo Timbermen (Frank Crane Arena & Nanaimo Ice Centre), Saanich Express (Panorama Arena & Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre) and the Westshore Bears (Q Centre Arena).

Commissioner Rob Cook is looking forward to an entertaining season and is pleased with the preparations teams have made leading up to the new year. "Teams will still juggle their rosters while they await decisions made by Junior A and B1 programs here on the Island and on the mainland but we will still see some very good lacrosse to start the season." said Cook. "I'll be attending lots of games up and down the Island this year and am looking forward to witnessing the arena atmosphere and sampling one or two arena hot dogs this season!"

Come on out and catch the great lacrosse action that PNWJLL has to offer!