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Kelowna Kodiak Midget II box lacrosse team earn Bronze at 2011 Midget C Provincials!
The Kelowna Kodiaks earned the bronze medal at the British Columbia Lacrosse Association 2011 Midget C Provincials. In a strong team effort, the Kodiaks defeated Williams Lake 9-6 in the bronze medal game. Kelowna went 3-0 in their pool, including a victory over Gold medal winning Mission (7-5), Cowichan Valley (5-4) and West Kootenay (12-2). The Kodiaks lost a heart-breaker in quadruple overtime to Port Coquitlam (Silver winners) 3-4 in the cross-over game in an electrifying, nerve-racking and intensely grueling battle that lasted nearly three and a half hours that saw Kelowna outshoot Po-Co at least 4-to-1, peppering the Saints goaltender with over 90 shots.
This past weekend, Head Coach Ryan Wickert and Assistant Coach Matthew Wickert led a Kelowna Tyke team on a very memorable trip to Coquitlam for the first lacrosse tournament any of the kids had ever participated in. This wasn’t just “any” tournament either, but the Jean Andre tournament/jamboree. The Jean Andrew Tyke tournament was hosted by Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse, and saw 20 Tyke teams take part in what was billed as the largest Tyke lacrosse tournament in Western Canada.
After having proudly marched into the arena with the Kelowna Minor lacrosse Kodiaks banner for the opening ceremonies on Friday night June 21, the team went undefeated, besting Port Moody 8-2, and defeating the host Coquitlam Adanacs Tyke teams 7-1 and 3-0. Opposing coaches complimented the Kelowna Kodiaks on their tenacity, commitment to defense, and team speed.
This caps off a 13-2 record for the team this year (incld. no more than 2 goals being scored against the team in any single game). Well done to Coach Ryan/Matthew Wickert.
We know that this means we’ll be hearing more accomplishments coming from the 2005/2006 cohort of Kelowna Kodiaks lacrosse players in the future. Congratulations to the players, their coaches, and families!!
Those interested in changes related to TOMBLC’s new hybrid playing model can review Figure 1 in the attached document.
Details available in the following report, tabled to the membership at the 2012 AGM held September 23 2012.
On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 8:06 AM, KMLA Secretary <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
For nearly 27 years the Kelowna Minor Lacrosse Association (KMLA) has offered box and field lacrosse programs for 5 to 17 year olds in our community. Delivery of lacrosse in the Kelowna and West Kelowna areas depends entirely on volunteers, starting with administrative volunteers who serve on the KMLA Executive. Many of our volunteers have served you and your children in one way or another for more than five years.
Our Executive volunteers are no different than you. The majority of our volunteers started to engage with none or limited prior experience. We are also like you in terms of juggling multiple commitments: family, work, sports and other hobbies. At one time or another, our Executive members decided to answer an appeal like this, and said yes to lacrosse in Kelowna.
Come September 23, KMLA is in need of a wide range of volunteers to join the KMLA Executive, and continue to move lacrosse forward in our area. Many KMLA members are stepping aside, having worked to serve your athlete over the past several years. I can assure all that these volunteers are at the stage where a lack of hands in the air come time for nominations will not translate into serving “one more year”.
Recent Executive members have worked hard to put in place and document policy, procedures and systems. This provides new volunteers with a solid foundation. We also have several extremely competent returning members who will stay with the Executive in 2013, and help maintain continuity of ‘institutional memory’.
Please take some time to seriously consider the positions that are open in the attached notice of KMLA Executive vacancies. Without people like you in these roles, KMLA cannot operate. For those that will answer the call, thank-you for taking your turn in support of our game.
Kelowna Minor Lacrosse Association
Box 21172 Orchard Park Postal Outlet
Kelowna BC V1Y 9N8