Rocky View Rage lacrosse teams medal in playoffs
The Rocky View Rage boys’ midget ‘C’ team capped off its season by winning the Calgary District Lacrosse Association’s (CDLA) bronze medal.
The Rage matched up with the Calgary Hornets in its first playoff game, but lost 8-2, June 23 at the Brentwood Arena in Calgary. Head Coach Clint Thompson called the game “a perfect storm.”
After the loss to the Hornets denied the Rage a trip to the gold medal final, it was a quick turnaround, as the team played for bronze June 24. It recovered to beat the Calgary Sabre Cats 2-0 to take third place.
“I was very proud of that,” Thompson said. “It’s not the best game to go play. They wanted gold, but they played for pride and with a lot of passion, which was good to see.
The Rage bantam girls’ team also finished its season on a high note, capturing the CDLA silver medal, June 24. In the best of three, gold medal final against the defending champions, the Okotoks Mustangs, the Rage dropped its first game 9-3 on June 23 and the second game 9-2, June 24.
The team represented Calgary at the Alberta Lacrosse Association’s (ALA) Provincials. The tournament took place June 29 to July 1 at the South Fish Creek Arena in Calgary. (Results were not available at press time).
Edge School alumni Mathew Dumba was chosen by the Minnesota Wild seventh overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, which was held June 22 and 23 in Pittsburgh, Penn.
Fellow Edge graduate and Cochrane-born player Coda Gordon was selected 165th overall in the sixth round by the Calgary Flames (see related story on page 22).
The Rockyview Silvertips lacrosse team opened a four-game road trip with back-to-back losses.
The ‘Tips lost 16-7 to the Saskatchewan Swat, June 22, and 12-5 to the Manitoba Gryphons, June 23.
The team’s last home game of the season will take place July 8 at the Pete Knight Arena in Crossfield, when the Silvertips host the Calgary Chill at 4 p.m.
The Airdrie Aces Athletics Club participated in the St. Albert Challenge outdoor track provincials in St. Albert, June 22 to 24.
• Grace Gwozd – 25th discus throw, 27th high jump
• Scott Chalupiak – first 80-metre, first 1,200-metre, third high jump, fourth discus
• Adam Sleik – 15th 80-metre, eighth 1,200-metre, fourth high jump, second discus
• Connor Good – 19th 80-metre, seventh 1,200-metre, second high jump, 11th discus
• Jasmine Szucs – ninth 60-metre, 10th shot put, 11th long jump
• Sam Rajah – sixth shot put, eighth long jump, 10th 60-metre
• Lilie Szucs – 19th shot put, 22nd long jump
• Logan Nellis – sixth 60-metre, 10th long jump
• Philip Good – sixth 600-metre, sixth shot put, ninth long jump, 14th 60-metre