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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Vermilion Roar Lacrosse Back in Action-Sort Of

Back from left, Aiden DeSilva, Coach Shawn Minish. Middle from left, Brogan Stetson, Lance Adams, Corban McNicol, Alex McCulley. Front row, Zander Archibald poising for a photo op while maintaining the correct physical distance as instructed by Alberta Health. Photo Lorna Hamilton

Vermilion Roar Lacrosse is excited to be back in action for the 2021 season.

Registration opened on February 21 but due to COVID restrictions, the league is currently only holding practices.

“We hope we get to eventually play games, but it all depends on the restrictions,” said Coach Shawn Minish.

The 6U and 8U practices are from 6-7p.m. Monday and Wednesday, followed by the 10U from 7-8 p.m. and the 14U finishing up the evening from 8-9 p.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the 12U practice from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. with the 16U age group practicing from 7:30 -8:30 p.m.

According to Club President Ryan Adams, registration is down, but they are still doing really well.

“Registration is down about 37 percent this year, but registration will be open for most of this season. We are short players a bit for games and will take anyone who wants to play,” commented Adams.

On Thursday the 12U group was practicing and they were all extremely happy to be able to play Lacrosse again even if it was just practice. All the players from the 12U group were very happy to chime in with comments when asked about the sport and what it is like to be back at it.

“Everyone should think of lacrosse as our national sport because it is, “commented Corban McNicol, who has been playing the sport for the last two years.

“Lacrosse is the best game ever,” said Lance Adams, who has been playing lacrosse for five years.

“The best thing about lacrosse is it teaches us how to be on a team and about teambuilding,” stated Aiden DeSilva. Aiden has been playing lacrosse for two years and said “I’m happy to be able to run and play again.”

Alex McCulley commented that his cousin Dylan Kinnear has gone on to play professionally with the Colorado Mammoths in the NLL League. Alex has been playing in the Vermilion Roar Lacrosse league for two years.

Both children Brogan Stetson and Zander Archibald said that they are happy to be able to run and play the game this year. Brogan has been involved with lacrosse for the last seven years while Zander has been playing for four years.

If you would like to register for lacrosse you can register online at and if you require further information you can contact Ryan Adams at 780-581-8348 or email or The organization would like to get as many registrations as possible and is offering all registrations at a discounted rate.

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