Burnaby Lakers three star winner
The race for this season's Burnaby Lakers three star winner in the Western Lacrosse Association was a four player affair.
Three Burnaby runners and a goalie garnered five or more three-star votes during the regular season and playoffs, but it was newcomer Zac Boychuk with six star mentions, including two in the first round of playoffs, who owns the distinction this year for the Lakers.
The former Nanaimo Timberman had a breakout season with Burnaby, earning the WLA's top goalkeeper award as well as a first team all-star nod.[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Zac Boychuk led all Lakers with six three-star selections through WLA league and playoffs this season. Garrett James photo[/caption]
Boychuk collected a pair of first star selections, the second coming in Game 5 of the best-of-seven playoffs, where he made 48 saves following an 11-6 victory over the Shamrocks in Victoria.
Boychuk also earned an earlier third star in Game 4 with 39 stops to lead Burnaby back into the playoffs with a 10-8 win at home.
Jason Jones, Robert Church and rookie Josh Byrne all finished the season with five individual game star mentions. Jones and Church tied for most first-star selections with three apiece.