News and Announcements


The Saanich Express would like to announce that recent graduate Jorden Tytgat will now be the Assistant General Manager. Jorden has had a wonderful minor lacrosse career and has enjoyed the game tremendously. He was happy to have played Intermediate “A” in Nanaimo before finishing his Junior career with the Saanich Express.

The future is bright for this young man now on the Administrative side of the game. His familiarity of the game from all facets as well as his current role with Saanich Minor Lacrosse as Director at Large, will assist him in his new role as Assistant G.M. His role is not specifically defined; but rather a shared responsibility of what happens day to day with the team. He will join Andrea Churchill (Governor) and Tyson Leies (G.M. & Head Coach) with the every day operations of the Saanich Express Lacrosse Club.

Jordan has currently been working with team management on recruitment and player development for the past few weeks, which includes liaising with minor lacrosse associations such as but not limited to Saanich Minor Lacrosse and assisting them with their “free” sessions that will take place at the Pearkes Field House.

Sat Jan 11 9:00-10 Mini Tyke (2014-15)
Sat Jan 11 10:15-11:15 Tyke (2012-13)
Sat Jan 11 11:30:1:00 Novice (2010-11)

Sun Jan 12 4:30 5:45 Female PeeWee / Novice (2008-11)
Sun Jan 12 6:00 – 7:15 PeeWee (2008-09)
Sun Jan 12 7:15 – 8:30 Bantam (2006-07) (3 on 3 play)

Please join us in welcoming Jorden to his new role with the Express.


The Saanich Express would like to congratulate the following players selected in this years’ 2020 BCJALL Midget Draft.

Round 2
9. Nanaimo – Jace Francis, Peninsula Warriors
11. Nanaimo – Brenden Jamieson, Oceanside Sharks
12. Nanaimo – Josh Fredette, Saanich Tigers

Round 3
17. Nanaimo – Dawson Sears, Peninsula Warriors
23. Victoria – Jordan Neary, Saanich Tigers
24. PoCo – Riley Gains, Saanich Tigers

Round 4
25. Victoria – Henderson (Sonny) Miller, Peninsula Warriors
31. Victoria – Axel Nezil, Saanich Tigers

Round 5
37. Nanaimo – Colton Walmsley, Saanich Tigers
39. Victoria – Nathaniel Butler, Victoria/Esquimalt

Round 6
45. Nanaimo – Blake Beatty, Oceanside Sharks
47. Victoria – Jackson Owen, Cowichan
48. Nanaimo – Kohl Krastel, Oceanside Sharks

To those players not selected in this years draft; we encourage you to attend any Junior A or B1 training camp in hopes of making one of those programs. If any drafted or undrafted players are not selected to a Jr. A or B1 program, the Saanich Express Jr. B Lacrosse Club would like to invite you to our preseason training sessions starting in February and our main camp in March.

For more information about the Express, please contact us at

Happy New Year... from the Saanich Express

Posted by Saanich Express at Dec 31, 2019 3:56PM PST

As 2020 spreads across the world; players, parents, sponsors, spectators, friends, families and teams all take to
social media to say good-bye to 2019 and welcome in the New Year.

This changing season also provides the opportunity for our players; especially our graduates, to thank their previous
teammates, sponsors and families on this last day of their Junior careers. The Saanich Express take the opportunity
to welcome new players aboard this season and look toward new goals in the year ahead. We’ve compiled a glimpse
of the New Year’s greetings and thanks to everyone, especially our team sponsors.

Thank you for your support!

MissingTooth Lacrosse, Christa Wood Bookkeeping Services, Alley Kat Signs, Dr. Morgan Hall – Dentist, Stevenson
Luchies and Legh, Scotty Tree & Arborist, Northern Tropic Four Seasons Sunrooms, Engel & Volkers – Ratcliff Group,
Howie’s Car Corral, Artina’s Hand Crafted Canadian Jewellery, Patriot Electric Ltd., Parker’s Auto Body & Paint Ltd.,
Sweenie Moving & Storage Solutions, Maxwell’s Barber Shop, Happy Campers Daycare, The Romance Shop, Royal
Rooter Plumbing, The Ultimate Water Store, Journada Excursions Inc., Metal Supermarkets, Wilkinson Steel and
Metals, Northridge Excavating Ltd., Thrifty Foods (Sidney), Thrifty Foods (Quadra Street), Victoria Distillers Inc.,
Contreras McLennan Law Corporation, Weststar Drywall, Shylo Ventures Ltd., West Coast Liquidators, Liquid
Accounting and Tax CPA’s, CSN Cowichan Collision Ltd., Oughtred Coffee & Tea, Alpha Roofing & Cladding Inc.,
Saanich Lacrosse, Mo:lé on Millstream, Mikey’s Concrete, Victoria Airport Authority, Salish Straits Seafood, RnR
Diner, Natural Evolution (Parksville), The Mitchell Farm (Nanoose Bay), Prairie Inn Neighbourhood Pub, VP Systems
Ltd., Saunders Family Foundation, Coast Outdoor Advertising Ltd., X-Treme Threads, and Great West Scaffold
Rentals Ltd.

Happy New Year from the Saanich Express!

As you pursue your hopes and dreams, may this year bring you much success and may your journey be wonderful.


Posted by Saanich Express at Dec 26, 2019 12:07PM PST ( 0 Comments )

By: Owen Munro

The 2020 BCJALL Midget Draft will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Langley Events Centre Banquet Hall. The draft will be held at 10:30 a.m. with the doors opening at 10 a.m. All eligible players are encouraged to attend the draft – we just ask you confirm your attendance when you arrive.

The BCJALL is an 8-team Junior A Lacrosse League which is sanctioned by the BC Lacrosse Association to Govern Junior A Lacrosse in BC. This FAQ document helps to answer common questions around the Entry Draft which happens annually in January.

What exactly is the BCJALL Entry Draft?
The Entry draft is designed to disperse the first year Junior-aged players located in either the Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island for their Junior eligible playing years (17-21). Only players in the Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island who don’t have a Junior A franchise in their catchment are eligible. If you have a Junior A franchise in your catchment, you are automatically protected by that Club for your Junior eligible playing years (17-21).

I live in the Interior of BC am I Drafted?
No. Only players who reside in the Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island who don’t have a Junior A franchise in their catchment are eligible for the Draft. Any other player outside of the Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island is considered an Unrestricted Free Agent during their Junior eligible playing years. You are free to speak or play with any Junior A Club you want.

Do I attend the BCJALL Entry Draft in January if I am eligible to be Drafted?
The BCJALL holds the Annual Entry Draft at a location where there are plenty of seats available for Draft eligible players and their parents to attend. Each BCJALL team has multiple team representatives at each team table to answer any questions.

What happens if I’m not Drafted? Can I still play in the BCJALL?
Absolutely! Since you weren’t Drafted, you are now considered an Unrestricted Free Agent during your Junior eligible years. Feel free to contact any BCJALL team to discuss options or opportunities for trying out once you reach Junior age eligibility.

I was Drafted by a BCJALL Junior A team. Do I need to play with their Junior B Tier 1 team?
Absolutely not. The BCJALL Entry Draft has no bearing on where you play Junior B Tier 1 Lacrosse in BC. You must follow BCLA residency guidelines to determine where you play Junior B Tier 1,2 or 3 Lacrosse. If you want to play Junior B Tier 1 and there is a team in your catchment, you must report to that Club. If there is no Junior B Tier 1 team in your catchment, you are free to try out for any Junior B Tier 1 team you desire.

If you require further clarification regarding Junior A please visit our contact page for individual Team Contacts or contact the League President directly:

Seasons Greetings from the Express

Posted by Saanich Express at Dec 20, 2019 12:23PM PST ( 0 Comments )

From all of us involved with the Saanich Express Junior Lacrosse team, we wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Wishing you happy holidays and a new year filled with prosperity and success!