News and Announcements
The Saanich Express Junior Lacrosse Club would like to cordially invite the JDF, Peninsula, Saanich and Victoria/Esquimalt Lacrosse Associations to the home opener Friday, May 24th, 2018 at 8:00pm against the Westshore Bears. The game will be played at the Save-On-Foods Arena; doors will open at 7:00pm. The entrance being used is behind the arena at Gate #3.
Our league admission prices are:
Senior / Student: $3.00
Children 12 & Under: FREE
*But we would like to make it a bit cheaper this opening night for all Lacrosse Associations. Any JDF, Peninsula, Saanich and Victoria/Esquimalt player wearing their jersey in to the game and accompanied by paying adult will get in for FREE (so this saves all Bantam and Midget aged players from having to pay).
The Saanich Express roster is comprised of players born in 1998-2002 (5 years) and they reside and have played for the Peninsula Warriors, Saanich Tigers and Victoria/Esquimalt Eagles. Will you be a future “Express?”… Get on the train and “Welcome Aboard!”
For more information about the Express, please visit our website at www.saanichexpress.com
To the best mom in the world, Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for being chief cook, counselor, taxi-driver, cheerleader, and best all-round mom in the world.
The players, coaches, team staff and management of the Saanich Express would like to wish all the Mom’s a very Happy Mother’s Day.
Your Saanich Express traveled up to Nanaimo last evening to face the Nanaimo Timbermen for the Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse Leagues season opener.
Fans in attendance were treated to some great action to start the game as both teams went back and forth with neither goalie wanting to give up the first goal.
The score was not indicative of the play as Nanaimo hustled and worked hard for every loose ball and possession, keeping the Express moving at all times. This game saw minimal infractions and good clean lacrosse throughout.
The Railmen did hold period leads of 6-0, 11-1 and the final was 15-5. The Timbermens’ “Never Give-Up” play made for an exciting game, especially the third period.
Player of the Game for the Express… John Etzel with 3G, 8A, 11PTS.
For up to date statistics of the game, visit www.pnwjll.com for game details and upcoming games in the league.
The Saanich Express Junior Lacrosse Club is holding a silent auction at our Beer & Burger Fundraiser that will take place at the Boondocks Pub Restaurant in Sidney on Sunday May 19th at 6:00pm. We are asking parents, friends and businesses in the Greater Victoria area if they could make a donation in the way of items, product, a service or cash. Your contribution will help make this fundraiser a success for our young athletes.
There is a large ﬁnancial commitment required to operate our lacrosse club. We are part of the Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse League that competes from April until the middle of August. Teams consist of the Campbell River Ravens, Oceanside Sharks, Nanaimo Timbermen, Cowichan Thunder, Westshore Bears and the Saanich Express.
Our league mandates a set league registration fee to keep lacrosse affordable for every player. Gaming funds are another avenue to assist teams with their operation but unfortunately, the Express did not receive these funds this season.
Our revenue will be obtained through the moderate player registrations, jersey sponsorship, program sponsorship/advertising and gate receipts. If you or your business is willing to generously donate to the Express, please contact our Governor (Andrea Churchill – firstname.lastname@example.org), Fundraising Coordinator (Christy Tytgat – email@example.com) or General Manager (Tyson Leies – firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for your consideration.
The Saanich Express Junior Lacrosse Club
The Saanich Express would like to announce its final training camp dates and practice sessions before the Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse League season begins.
The PNWJLL is still hoping for 5-6 teams in the league and all team Governors and Executive are working diligently towards that goal but it still awaits the fate of some players whom are still trying out for Junior A/B1 teams in Nanaimo and Victoria.
The Express Training Camp dates will be at the Panorama Recreation Center in North Saanich, Arena B. The times are as follows:
Saturday April 6th @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Sunday April 7th @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday April 13th @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Sunday April 14th @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday April 20th @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Sunday April 21st @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Churchill or Tyson Leies from our contact page on this website.