Sylvan Lake Buccaneers host War on the Shore

The first game of the tournament was Bantam Lloydminster Border Brutes versus the Bantam St Alberta Rams on May 10. During this game Sylvan Lake Mayor dropped the ball to start the ceremony off. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre stands at attention during the singing of the national anthem after dropping the ceremonial first ball of the tournament.
Jake Serhan passes the ball to a nearby teammate during a tournament game Saturday afternoon.
Carver Ottenbriet races down the court hoping to find a whole in his opponent’s defence. The Midget Buccaneers took fourth place in the tournament in their division.

The Sylvan Lake NexSource Centre was a busy hive of activity over the weekend, as the Sylvan Lake Lacrosse Association hosted its second annual War on the Shore.

The three-day tournament had four divisions of Sylvan Lake lacrosse players take on teams from across the province.

The peewee, novice, bantam and midget teams all played hard throughout the weekend and hosted teams from Calgary, Red Deer, St. Albert, Lloydminster, Sherwood Park, Didsbury and Brooks.

Only the PeeWee Buccaneers missed a chance at the tournament playoff, the three other home teams fought for the championship title.

The Novice Buccaneers finished the tournament on Sunday with first place. They are the only team from Sylvan Lake to finish with gold during this tournament.

The Bantam Buccaneers finished in fourth place, as did the midget team.

To start the tournament off, Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre, sporting a Buccaneer’s jersey, preformed the ceremonial ball drop at one of the first games Friday evening.

Over the weekend two members from Sylvan Lake’s mini tykes, Dylan Rosentreter and Shane Belich, performed ball drops before the games.

The tournament, which had two games going regularly throughout the weekend, ran smoothly through the will power of many dedicated volunteers.

According to the Sylvan Lake Buccaneers Association, the tournament had volunteers to coordinate the games, sell raffle tickets, barbecue, announce the games and even singers to preform “O Canada.”

“The feed back was amazing, the parents, the coaches, the players, the sisters, brothers & grandparents all said they had an amazing time and loved the ‘small town’ feel of our tournament,” The Buccaneer’s Facebook page states.

The tournament was held May 10-12 at the NexSource Centre, and the committee responsible for this year’s event are already looking forward to hosting War on the Shore again in 2020.

Just Posted

Customs and Classics revved into Sylvan Lake

The 13th annual show had 163 cars parked on the Meadowlands Golf Club driving range July 13

New support line available for Alberta farmers

AgSafe Alberta hotline there to help navigate new farm rules and regulations

Sylvan Laker putt to Alberta Junior Championship title

Carter Graf, 18, topped the scoreboard with one under par at Highwood Golf and Country Club

Sylvan Lake and Red Deer RCMP take down drug ring, uncover guns and grenades

In June, Sylvan Lake and Red Deer RCMP investigated a drug trafficking operation and arrested three

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Chamber hosts annual golf tournament

The annual golf tournament at Meadowlands Golf Club is a fundraiser for the Chamber

‘Bad choices make good stories’: Margaret Trudeau brings her show to Just for Laughs

Trudeau says over the decades she has been suicidal, manic, depressed

Diversity a Canadian strength, Trudeau says of Trump tweets at congresswomen

Trudeau avoided using Trump’s name when he was asked about the president’s Twitter comments

Garneau ‘disappointed’ in airlines’ move against new passenger bill of rights

New rules codified compensation for lost luggage, overbooked flights

Canadian is detained in China on drug allegations: Chinese government

Detention of a Canadian in China comes as part a diplomatic dispute triggered by arrest of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou

Too much time on social media can hurt teens’ mental health: study

Researchers conducted a four-year survey of more than 3,800 adolescents between Grades 7 and 11

Advocates want charges in horse deaths during Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races

Chuckwagon races are a nightly spectacle during the Stampede, a 10-day annual celebration of western life

Health Canada revokes licences of B.C.-based pot producer Agrima Botanicals

The agency said it notified the company of a suspension in November due to non-compliance with regulations

Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day

The Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth says it is offering more than a million deals

Most Read