Local minor lacrosse can look back on a fine summer, as the calendar turns over to autumn.
A handful of local boxla players were able to extend their seasons by participating in national championship tournaments across the country.
Nanaimo had three junior women on Team B.C. this year that defeated Team Ontario 6-4 to win gold at the Canadian Lacrosse Association championships in Calgary at the end of July. Madison Krassman was the winning goalie in the final and Elise Angelucci and Santana MacIntyre were also part of that team.
Brendan Carlson and Sean Clark won silver with peewee Team B.C. in Whitby, Ont. in August and Matt Bishop and Adam Fulton were Team B.C. representatives on the midget squad at nationals, winning bronze medals in Whitby last month. Bishop and Fulton had been part of the midget T2 Nanaimo Timbermen, who earned bronze at provincials in Prince George earlier in the summer.