A Quesnel Wildfire player chases down a Williams Lake Bighorns player in the lacrosse minor league opening weekend

Lacrosse festivites

Quesnel minor lacrosse started off their season with a weekend of games accompanied by a festival.

Minor lacrosse opened with a splash last weekend, May 5 – 6.

The local lacrosse association invited teams from Prince George, Williams Lake and Mackenzie to play in Quesnel and had a two-day festival to celebrate their opening weekend.

The league brought in L.A. Promotions to set up a mini festival outside the twin arenas. Kids were crawling through the muscle man gym, jumping on the velcro wall and lining up for the U.F.O. laser tag for the entire weekend of beautiful spring weather.

The league also had a concession set up, selling burgers, homemade cupcakes and everything in between.

The festival was set up, from concession to laser tag, in an effort to raise funds for the league’s costs.

But, despite the beautiful weather, the festival and concession didn’t meet expectations.

“Everyone had a great time, but unfortunately it wasn’t a great fundraiser,” president of the local league, Lisa Scott  said.

Inside the arenas, the weekend was more succesful as kids fought to come out on top for the first weekend of league play.

Each city was represented by a novice, peewee, bantam and midget team, except for Mackenzie which did not have enough kids to field a novice team.

The novice team split the weekend, with a win over WIlliams Lake and a loss to Prince George.

The peewee Wildfire finished the weekend with a loss and a win, losing 11-2 to Prince George and winning 12-1 over Williams Lake.

The bantam team fairly bulldozed their opponents, finishing the weekend with two wins. They beat Prince George 16-0 and Williams Lake 11-2.

The midget Wildfire had the hardest time, finishing the weekend without a win, going down to Williams Lake 10-4 and Prince George 7-4.

 

 

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