Shayne Rasmussen tosses the ball back and forth with a teammate during a lacrosse practice March 13 in the Thornhill Elementary school’s gym.

Revived lacrosse readies for season

After a one-year hiatus, lacrosse in Terrace is back in business.

After a one-year hiatus, lacrosse in Terrace is back in business.

With enough players for three senior men’s teams, BC Lacrosse Association’s president for the region, Richard Lindstrom, said things are looking good for the return of the sport.

“The best part is we have enough [players] to have an actual bona fide men’s league this year,” Lindstrom said, adding that with additional players returning from school or camp jobs there may be enough people for four teams.

“I think that is fantastic.”

There will be tryouts for an elite senior men’s team, the Terrace Bombers, who will compete with teams from Prince George, Quesnel, Fort St. John and others.

The Terrace Lacrosse Association is hosting a competition right now where they have asked elementary school aged children to help them design a logo. The first prize winner will receive a lacrosse stick and have their design adapted for the Terrace Bombers’ jerseys.

To encourage growth in the minor level of lacrosse, senior men players will be hosting a fun day at the Terrace sportsplex on April 1. Children will receive free instruction and get to watch an intramural game between senior players.

President of the returned Terrace Minor Lacrosse League Clint Norton said as of last week there are 45 children registered for minor lacrosse this spring.

“It’s a great sport for kids who want to try something new,” Norton said, adding that it is also a good way for hockey players to stay conditioned in the off-season.

“It is a very fast-paced game, you’re always moving, there is really no downtime in lacrosse unless you’re on the bench,” Norton said. He hopes that lots of children will attend the April 1 fun day to learn more about lacrosse.

“We’re trying to bring lacrosse back to the northwest, “ Norton said.

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