The Cranbrook Outlaws Bantam team in action against the Shuswap Outlaws at Western Financial Place in their first game of the ‘Kootenay Shootout’ lacrosse tournament on May 12, 2017. (Brad McLeod Photo)

Cranbrook Outlaws box lacrosse teams perform well at ‘Kootenay Shootout’

Tyke to Midget tournament shows off local LAX talent in exciting weekend of home competition

The Cranbrook Outlaws minor lacrosse program hosted a tournament this weekend and were involved in a number of high-spirited games.

With every age group from Tyke to Midget participating in the ‘Kootenay Shootout’, Cranbrook teams competed valiantly across the board.

In the Novice age group, the Outlaws #1 Re/Max won 14-1 over Castlegar to earn a bronze medal, while the Outlaws #2 Edward Jones won silver after losing 6-5 to North Okanagan.

Cranbrook’s lone team in the PeeWee group made it to the finals, but after taking a 3-1 lead into the third period of the gold-medal game, lost in heartbreaking fashion to a Medicine Hat team who came back and won 5-3.

The Outlaws Bantam team lost 6-5 to the Calgary Sabrecats in the bronze medal game of their tournament, finishing in fourth place out of seven teams.

The Midget Outlaws, meanwhile, captured a silver medal after beating Blackfald in the semifinals 4-3 and losing to Calgary 5-1 in the finals.