Island Rivals Face-Off: Westshore Bears vs. Saanich Express
Game #3 of the Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse League season takes place tonight with the defending 2018 Provincial Bronze medalists and PNWJLL Silver medalist Westshore Bears host the team they knocked out to play for the PNWJLL Championship, the Saanich Express.
Both teams are 1 - 0 to start the 2019 season. The Bears fresh off a 11-7 road trip victory in Campbell River against the Ravens and the Express with their own traveled game against the Timbermen of Nanaimo. Both teams are missing much of their line-up's from last year due to players graduating, injuries or holdouts but rely on the core group of returning players.
The Bears will be looking to veteran players: Noah Holler "C", Chris Reid, Jarrett Blaase, Hayden Ash, Cade Forrest, Ryan Blundell and Rookie netminder Armaan Sohi to lead them into this game and the season. The Express will be looking to Goaltender Damien Spaven whom they acquired from the Bears at the beginning of 2019; Zack Dhillon "C", John Etzel Jr., Robbie Walker, Luke Violini, Ambrose Underwood and free agent signing Brady Williams.
With these two favourites facing each other; these two opponents always make for a good game! Check out the game tomorrow night at the Q Centre Arena in Colwood. Game time: 8:00pm