The valley was filled with lacrosse action last Sunday as all teams were at the Drumheller Memorial Arena to compete. The Novice and Midget teams both played twice.
Dan’s Oilfield Novice Raptors played Olds in the morning, getting the best of them in a tight battle. Sunday afternoon’s game saw the novices playing the kids from Lacoka (Lacombe/Ponoka). Lacoka came out strong and took advantage of the Drumheller team who had already played one game. Lacoka went ahead early and the Raptors just could not come back.
The Midfield Pee Wee Raptors took on Innisfail in a great tough and tight game for the first two periods with the teams tied ending the second. Innisfail came out strong in the third and pulled away from Drumheller doubling up the young players.
The Sports Room SFS Bantam Raptors were the comeback kids against Olds. They gave Olds the lead of 6-2 early in the third only to come back by game’s end with a 7-7 tie.
The Canalta Midget Raptors started the day off with an exciting back and forth game with Red Deer Chiefs. Penalty troubles that have plagued the team all year popped up late and gave Red Deer the opportunity to take the game from them.
The Midgets finished the day off with another tight game. Drumheller pulled within a goal with five minutes left but gave up a couple of late goals to watch the game slip away.
The Midget Raptors play again this Friday night against Red Deer here in Drumheller at 7:30 at the Memorial Arena. The Pee Wee Raptors play Sunday at home at Noon against Blackfalds. These are the final two home games of the year so come check out the fastest game on two feet.