Get involved with the Junior Adanacs!
Hello Coquitlam Lacrosse Families,
The Coquitlam Junior Adanacs Club is excited for the upcoming season and we are looking for some help to make this the most successful season ever. Once again we are happy to provide REGULAR SEASON passes as part of your registration to all Coquitlam Minor Families. Our Junior A, Junior B, Intermediate A and our 2 Intermediate B teams will all be proudly wearing the Purple and Gold with games starting at the end of April. Having 5 teams in Coquitlam offers more opportunity for local players to continue their careers after they graduate from Minor Lacrosse. Many of our players go on to attend US Colleges on full or partial scholarships primarily due to the skills they obtained playing Minor and Junior Lacrosse right here in Coquitlam.
Operating a club with 5 teams consisting of 125+ players requires lots of volunteers, money and dedication. This is where our local lacrosse families can help. For years, local families have helped our club achieve amazing success. Our Junior A club has been the BC Provincial Champions for 5 straight years and have been finalists in the Minto Cup (Junior Lacrosse National Championship) 3 of the past 5 years.
This success can only be achieved with the help of our proud Coquitlam Lacrosse community. We are currently seeking the following help.
1) Billets for our players û Every year we have some players who come to play for Coquitlam who need a place to live from April until August. Billet families are compensated $500.00 per month for hosting our players and find the experience very rewarding. If you are able to host one of our players, please contact me for me details.
2) Local Sponsors û Operating a club consisting of over 125 players requires money. We are looking for local businesses who are interested in advertising to Coquitlam families while at the same time supporting young, local, amateur athletes. We have a great sponsorship package available. If you know of a local business that is interested, please contact me.
3) Game Day Volunteers û Our Junior A team has 10 regular season games and a number of playoff games every year. We need game day volunteers to help us with these games. If you are a fan of great lacrosse, this is great way to watch lacrosse at its best while supporting your team. Contact me for details.
VP of Marketing and Promotions
Coquitlam Junior Adanacs Club
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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Scott Wortley named Junior Adanacs Assistant GM
The Fuel Coquitlam Junior Adanacs are pleased to announce the addition of Scott Wortley as Assistant General Manager. Wortley was born and raised in Coquitlam and played all of his minor lacrosse as an Adanac. Coquitlam minor coaches Les Wingrove, Sohen Gill and Frank Neilson who were all influential in the way Wortley continues to see and coach the game. As an offensively minded player, Wortley always played an honest game and felt that accountability (to his teammates and coaches) was a key component for any team or individual player to be successful.
Wortley moved to Mission in 1998 and has been heavily involved in various lacrosse roles for the past 15 years. He has held the role of President and is currently the Head Coach of the club. Wortley has been instrumental in developing and growing the game in the Fraser Valley and Mission areas. Wortley has coached teams to Provincial Finals for Peewee, Bantam and Midget. He has also been involved in various Team BC Regional teams throughout the years.
(Scott Wortley has always had a strong connection to Coquitlam as a proud alumni. We are very lucky to have a person like Scott join our management team. He was a great leader on the floor and will be counted on to lead the same way as a member of our management team," said club President, James Abbott.
Wortley said, (I am flattered to have this opportunity and hope to continue to bring integrity and a team first, winning attitude to the Coquitlam Jr. A program. I am extremely motivated to help Coquitlam win another National Championship."
Here is a snapshot of his playing career.
+ Alumni 1990 - 1993
+ Former Captain
+ BCJLL Rookie of the Year
+ BCJLL All Star Team
+ BCJLL League Champions 1992 & 1993
+ Minto Cup Finalist 1992 vs. Six Nations and 1993 vs. Orangeville (Best of Seven format)
+ Minto Cup All Star Team 1992 & 1993
+ Team MVP,, Rookie of the Year & Most Inspirational Player
Senior A - Maple Ridge Burrards 1994-1997
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
2014 Junior Adanac Signings
Here's a recap of all the players the Junior Adanacs organization have picked up during the off-season. Look to see them all in action in 2014.
Kyle Heiling played Intermediate in Maple Ridge last season helping the club to become BCILL Provincial Champions. In 15 games, Kyle put up 46 points (21 goals & 25 assists) and took 109 minutes in penalties.
Johnny Kraakman is a lefty who continues to get better every year. He has a quick release on the crease and his unselfish play makes him a great team player with a huge offensive upside and potential.
Brett Kujula is coming off back to back fifty goal seasons in Intermediate A. He is an offensive right hander who has a heavy shot and is a natural on the crease.
Reed & Griffen Leclaire are twins from Semiahmoo; one lefty and one righty. Both have very high skill set and great sticks. They have been away from the box game for a full year, but they are motivated to show everyone that they belong on a Junior A team and hope to continue where they left off - producing offensively. Both have extremely heavy shots and see the floor well. They are a threat to shoot or dish the ball at any time and this makes them extremely hard to defend. They bring a unique dynamic to the game being twins and have been part of the Team BC Box/Field Game over the years.
Both over 6' tall and we are confident they will impress.
Joe Olson is a big right hander who plays with creativity, good game sense and vision. He's very good at distributing the ball and also has a natural goal scoring touch.
Tyler Pace should be a familiar name to our supporters after he came over from Poco at the trade deadline last season. An Intermediate age player, Pace signed a Junior card in 2013 and in eleven games combined between the two teams, he was good for 22 goals and 23 assists for a combined 45 points in the season. He also dressed for one play-off game for Coquitlam.
Greg Batt is another player from the Ridge Meadows Intermediate A Provincial Championship team. Stalwart on the back end, he plays on the edge and will help solidify the defence. Greg is a right hander who can run the ball and help transition the ball up the floor.
Matt Olson - Coming out the back door, Matt played 14 games, scored 2 goals and was credited with 2 assists. He's a solid face-off guy who spent 54 minutes in the penalty box.
Connor David is another Intermediate A Provincial Champion who comes with the personal credit of being named to the Intermediate All-Star team, Top Goaltender and MVP at the 2013 Provincial Championships. Connor was also named to an All-Star team and Top Goaltender for 2013 regular season play.
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014
First 2014 preseason meeting for Intermediate A/B and Junior B Adanacs
With lacrosse season just around the corner, we're getting started with our early preseason organization now. This Saturday, we're opening with our first meeting for Intermediate A/B and Junior B players.
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Howe Room at Poirier Community Centre
630 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
The meeting will begin at 1pm for all players and parents. We will share season information and practice and sponsorship packages.
Once the first part of the meeting has concluded, players trying out for the Intermediate A team will meet with Head Coach Peter Tellis to discuss season expectations. Parents will be asked to wait outside for that meeting to conclude.
Everybody's an Adanac and we're ready for the 2014 season!
Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Junior A Adanacs - 2013 season in review
Though we fell short of our ultimate goal of hoisting the Minto Cup, the 2013 season passed with no shortage of achievements by a young and very exciting Fuel Junior A Adanacs team.
Through the 2013 season, we finished in first place in the BCJALL with a 16-5 record. We swept the Victoria Junior Shamrocks after our first round bye in the play-offs, outscoring them 36-19 in just three games. Though, we had to play all five games of the provincial finals, we came out on top, beating New West to win the league for the fifth consecutive year.
Starting goaltender Davide DiRuscio earned the Monty Leahy Trophy as the top goaltender in the league for the second season in a row. Robin Lowenberger picked up the Best Defensive Player Award and goaltender Pete Dubenski, who came over from Nanaimo at the trade deadline, nabbed the Al Boles Trophy as most inspirational player. Over on the bench, head coach Neil Doddridge was the recipient of the Doug Hazelwood Trophy as the BCJALL coach of the year in his first year with the organization.
Three Adanac players were named to the BCJALL All-Star teams. Davide DiRuscio and Robin Lowenberger were selected as First All-Stars and Michael Messenger earned a spot on the Second All-Star team.
During regular season, Chase McIntyre led the team in scoring with 75 points - 20 goals and 55 assists - in 19 games. Goalie Davide DiRuscio finished with a save percentage of 82.18 and an impressive goals against average of 7.55 over 18 games.
In play-offs, Steven Neufeld led the team and the league in scoring with 29 points - 14 goals and 15 assists - in 8 games and went on to be named the BCJALL Play-Off MVP for the year. Wesley Berg landed in second place in the league in play-off scoring with 28 points - 12 goals and 16 assists - in just 6 games.
At Minto Cup, we opened with a win vs. the Okotoks Raiders from Alberta, but fell short against the Ontario champion Whitby Warriors and twice vs. our local rivals, the Salmonbellies, once in round robin play and once in the tournament semi-finals.
Seven of our players will graduate this year. There is no question that Matt Delmonico, Davide DiRuscio, Tyler Garrison, Sam Goodman, Steven Neufeld, Reid Reinholdt, Vinny Ricci and Kody TeKanawa will each continue to have an impact in the world of lacrosse. We are thankful to have had them all suited up in purple and gold, even if only for a month or two, and wish them great success. No matter where they go, they will always be Adanacs.
They are leaving behind many of their younger and equally talented teammates. The 2014 season is guaranteed to bring with it another exciting team to watch.
Finally, our successes would not be possible without the love, admiration and support of the extended Adanac family. To all of the executive, staff, players, parents, families, friends, sponsors and fans: thank you. This would never be possible without YOU. Everybody's an Adanac.
See you next season!
Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013