Blazers to Meet Firefighters in Senior C Lacrosse Final

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Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart – ISN

Victoria, BC (ISN) – The semi-finals of the Victoria Senior C Men’s Lacrosse League took place Tuesday night and it was the Firefighters and Blazers who will be advancing to the championship final that will take place Thursday night at 7:30 pm at the Panorama recreation Centre.

In the opening semi-final, the Firefighters received three goals each from Trevor Walton and Tyler Heavenor to defeat the Luckies 9-5.


The game was close through the first two periods, tied 2-2 after one, and 5-5 after two, but the Firefighters would score 4 unanswered third period goals, including 2 by Heavenor, to pull away for the win.

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The Jokers Colin Bell knocks the ball loose from the Blazers Gord McLean during semi-final action Tuesday night (Photo by Christian J. Stewart – ISN)

For the Luckies, Matt Holland and Josh Nelson would lead the way with two goals each, while the Firefighters Chris McKay added three assists in the winning effort.

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The Blazers Cody Boon, who would contribute a goal and three assists, drives past the Jokers Brook Butler in Tuesday’s action (Photo by Christian J. Stewart – ISN)

In the second semi-final, the Blazers would build an early 4-1 lead and never trail in the game, holding 6-3 and 11-6 leads at the intermissions, eventually moving on to a 13-8 victory.

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Colin Bell of the Jokers celebrates one of his three goals Tuesday (Photo by Christian J. Stewart – ISN)

While the Jokers were inspired late in the second period, by a last minute, end-to-end scoring rush by their goaltender Brennan Gummer, it would not be enough as they could muster only 2 third period goals, both of which were countered by two from the Blazers.

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Joker goalie Brennan Gummer would score a rare goalie goal at the end of this second period end-to-end rush Tuesday (Photo by Christian J. Stewart – ISN)

Leading the way for the Blazers were Colton Borthwick and Lee Park with 3 goals apiece, while Cody Boon added 4 assists. For the Jokers, Colin Bell led the way with 3 goals while Tacho Garcia and Gummer added three assists.

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Lee Park would score three goals for the Blazers in their win Tuesday (Photo by Christian J. Stewart – ISN)

The Blazers and the Firefighters now advance to the championship final which will take place on Thursday evening at 7:30 pm at the Panorama Rec Centre.

Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.