Brandon youth lacrosse players headed to National Championships

(left to right) Jayce Woloski-Rapid City Knox Zdan-Brandon Ari Lang-Brandon Riley Mangin-Brandon

Four players (Jayce Woloski, Knox Zdan, Ari Lang, Riley Mangin) who suited
up for the Wheat City Wranglers this season will be part of Team Manitoban at the upcoming U13 Lacrosse National Championships being held in Regina. Zdan, Lang, & Mangin are all residents of Brandon while Woloski hails from Rapid City. Understandably they are excited to represent their province against the top teams in the country.

The group attended Team Manitoba tryouts in June and were selected out of around 50 players who tried out. The rest of the team is made up of players from the city of Winnipeg. To date they have practiced 17 times in Winnipeg over the past month and a half in preparation for the tournament. Their favourite part of the experience so far has been getting to know their teammates and coaches.

For all 4 players, this is their first time playing at this level. Lang and Zdan are 2012 born players who will have the opportunity to tryout again next year for the U13 provincial team. Woloski and Mangin are 2011 born players who will move up to u15 next season.

Team Manitoba opens up the tournament in Regina on Monday August 14 vs Nova Scotia, followed by games vs Saskatchewan, BC and Ontario.