Registration open for Fort St. John Grizzlies Lacrosse

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Grizzlies lacrosse club is looking for a boost in registration for the…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Grizzlies lacrosse club is looking for a boost in registration for the upcoming season.

Registration for the 2021 Grizzlies lacrosse season is open. Grizzlies publicity director Lyndsay Beer says there will be no deadline for registration, in case provincial health regulations change before the start of the season.

Last year, the club was shut down just as training camp was starting.

According to Beer, they were only able to get a couple of school demos and drop-in practices before COVID-19 had other plans.

“Last year was our 15 year anniversary of the club, so we were excited to celebrate that.”

In 2019, the Grizzlies left their BC Interior league, the Great White North league.

Beer says the long travel and the high calibre of teams made it difficult to stay in the league. Players and parents had to travel as far as Williams Lake, Prince George, McKenzie, and Kamloops to compete.

This year, Beer is hoping that kids who didn’t get to play sports this winter will give lacrosse a try.

“I know a lot of hockey players. I tell the parents, lacrosse is a really good sport for the off-season.”

Hockey players are no stranger to lacrosse, take legendary NHL greats like Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Paul Kariya, Joe Sakic, and countless others who played Canada’s official sport as kids. The next superstar athlete just might be wearing green, white, and black this spring.

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