WLA Xtreme Future Stars to take place August 7th

The Western Lacrosse Association announced today that, in partnership with Xtreme Threads, they will be hosting a single day tournament to showcase graduating junior talent, including players who have already been drafted to the WLA, but haven't had the chance to play due to the COVID cancellations.. The games will take place on Saturday, August 7th at Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex in Coquitlam and will be open to a limited number of fans. The day's events will also be available by webcast.

Eight Lakers will be participating in the games. They are:

  • Sekawnee Baker
  • Philip Buque
  • Boddy Kidd III
  • Kieran McKay
  • Kurtis Shum
  • Elijah Uema-Martin
  • Connor Watson
  • Ty Yanko

See below for the press release and visit wlalacrosse.com/futurestars for more information.

WLA Xtreme Future Stars brings the hottest young players together  for one-day lacrosse tournament in Coquitlam on Aug. 7  

Burnaby, BC: Lacrosse fans who are missing their favourite game this summer will have a  chance to watch — online and in person — the best young players in the game in a one-day  event next month in Coquitlam.  

With the 2020 and 2021 seasons lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Lacrosse  Association (WLA) announced today it is hosting WLA Xtreme Future Stars, sponsored by  Xtreme Threads, an event that will provide graduating Junior players and recently drafted  Senior players a chance to showcase their skills in advance of the 2022 season.  

WLA Xtreme Future Stars will take place Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Poirier Sport and Leisure  Complex in Coquitlam, with events being held throughout the day. The action will start at 10  a.m. with the WLA Xtreme Junior Showcase, consisting of 46 final-year players from the BC  Junior A Lacrosse League divided into two teams for a scrimmage. In the afternoon, starting at  12:30 p.m., the WLA Xtreme Young Stars will feature 54 players from the seven WLA clubs born  between 1997 and ’99 who will be divided into three teams for a series of scrimmages. (For the  full list of players participating in WLA Xtreme Future Stars and team assignments for the day,  visit WLALacrosse.com/FutureStars.)  

As well, seven WLA coaches will run the teams, including Pat Coyle of the host Coquitlam  Adanacs, Rod Jensen of the Langley Thunder, Rob Williams of the Maple Ridge Burrards, and  Mike Simpson of the defending-WLA champion Victoria Shamrocks.  

And $5 will buy lacrosse fans all-day access to the action, either via a limited number of tickets  at the door starting at 9 a.m. or online, via webcast, at WLALacrosse.com/FutureStars.  

“We know our players, coaches, and fans were deeply disappointed by the cancellation of the  2020 and ’21 WLA seasons due to the pandemic, but the WLA Xtreme Future Stars event is a  chance to watch the best young talent in the British Colubia get ready for 2022,” said WLA  commissioner Paul Dal Monte. “We hope the lacrosse community checks out the talent online  or in person.”