PNWJLL Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season
VANCOUVER ISLAND – The Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse League (PNWJLL) – 20 years ago this season – officially applied to the British Columbia Lacrosse Association (BCLA) for league status as British Columbia Junior B Lacrosse expanded from just the Lower Mainland to Vancouver Island.
This season marks two decades of the PNWJLL and to officially kick-off our 20th Anniversary Celebration; the PNWJLL is announcing it will be holding a 2020 PNWJLL All-Star Game at the Nanaimo Ice Center. The game on Saturday June 20th will be the highlight of all 1999 born players representing all 5 teams (Campbell River Ravens, Nanaimo Timbermen, Oceanside Sharks, Saanich Express and Westshore Bears) in the league. The All-Star game will feature all 5th year graduating players as well as 3rd and 4th year players from teams in the league who do not have graduating players; this will enable all teams to be represented accordingly.
“This is a great day in the history of the Pacific Northwest Lacrosse League,” said PNWJLL Commissioner, Rob Cook, who began his tenure as the new Commissioner in December of 2019. “The league has taken great strides in improving the quality of lacrosse on the floor these past few seasons and subsequently represents the calibre of lacrosse, players have wished for since graduating from minor lacrosse. We are excited to celebrate this great milestone with our loyal fans and we are looking forward to a tremendous 20th Anniversary and also ahead to the next 20 years of PNWJLL lacrosse.”
To help highlight this season, the leagues' 20th Anniversary logo was presented to acknowledge this occassion. The special commemorative logo depicts silhouttes of historical buildings and sights and the beautiful mountains that are found on Vancouver Island. This logo -- which is featured and accompanies this article – will change slightly and will become the PNWJLL All-Star Game logo for the June 20th game in Nanaimo.
The league will also unveil special 20th Anniversary All-Star jerseys, which will be worn by representing players on both teams during the contest. These commemorative jerseys; signifying the culmination of many of our players Junior careers, will be presented to each participant in the game... an endowment from the league to our players.
The Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse League regular season schedule will be released very soon. Check back often to www.pnwjll.com for further updates.