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West Kootenay Timberwolves win season opener double header; look forward to home opener

The Timberwolves junior lacrosse team kicked off the 2019 season with a pair of wins against the Outlaws in Cranbrook this weekend.

Eric Reid scored the opening goal and contributed five goals on Saturday, with Dustin Perepolkin scoring the sudden death overtime goal two minutes into overtime. The Timberwolves defeated the Outlaws 9-8. Alex Forshaw opened the score with an early goal in game two on Sunday. The Timberwolves kept the lead throughout the game and went on to win 8-7.  Strong goaltending and special teams were key to the Timberwolves’ success this week-end.

The coaching staff was pleased with the results.

 “It was a fun opening week-end with two closely matched teams,” said Coach Kevon Floyd

 “After weeks of practice it was nice to finally hit the floor in Cranbrook and get this season going,” added Head Coach Peter Youngblut.  “The guys came out with lots of energy and managed to pull out the two victories.  We are hoping to build off that success to provide our fans, sponsors and our community an exciting weekend of lacrosse with our home openers on May 11 and May 12.”

The Timberwolves will face the Medicine Hat Sundevils on Saturday May 11 at 2 p.m. and the Sylvan Lake Yetti on Sunday May 12 at 11 a.m. The Timberwolves are also hosting a game between the Sundevils and the Yetti on Saturday May 11 at 8:30 p.m. All three games are at the Castlegar Complex and doors open one hour prior to faceoff time.

The Timberwolves are accepting new players born 1998-2002. Interested athletes can contact the club at wkjrlax@gmail.com, on Facebook, or on Instagram (timberwolveslax).

Game details

Saturday April 27, Memorial Arena (Cranbrook)
Final score: 9-8 (Timberwolves win)
Timberwolves goals: Alex Forshaw (1), Roman Kohl (1), Cody Lemay (1), Dustin
Perepolkin (1), Eric Reid (5).

Sunday April 28, Memorial Arena (Cranbrook)
Final score: 8-7 (Timberwolves win)
Timberwolves goals: Alex Forshaw (3), Brian Martin (2), Dustin Perepolkin
(1), Eric Reid (2).