We are excited to announce that the Western Canadian Junior B Invitational Tournament is coming back after a hiatus of 27 years when it was last won by the Richmond Roadrunners in 1995. The Western Canadian Junior B Championships had its origins in 1968 when Vancouver Cablevision won the event. Like the original Founders Cup, this current iteration of the event will initially be an invitational tournament with the long-term objective of becoming a true Western Canadian Championship event again between the top teams from each league competing by 2026.
The Western Canadian Junior B Invitational is named the MacDonald Cup after long time BC Junior B Commissioner Fraser MacDonald, who spent over 3 decades as a volunteer and advocate for Junior B Lacrosse in British Columbia. The renamed Invitational, MacDonald Cup will bring together 8 top teams from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba from any Junior B2 leagues not competing for the National Founders Cup Championship. This event will be held in the new Port Coquitlam Community Centre August 9-13, 2023, which will precede the 2023 Founders Cup. The active planning committee has members from all 4 provinces and is looking for volunteers and sponsors to make this a great event.
Eight teams will be participating - Swift Current Wolverines from the Prairie Gold Lacrosse League, Calgary Wranglers and Cranbrook Blackwolves from the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League, Westshore Bears and Saanich Express from the Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse League, and the Valley Sturgeon, Surrey Rebels and Port Coquitlam Saints from the West Coast Junior Lacrosse League.
For more information, please visit the website: https://macdonaldcup.ca/.