The South Saskatchewan Lacrosse League held their year-end playoff tournament in Weyburn this past weekend. The tournament saw 23 teams come to town, playing a total of 38 games, crowning winners in four separate age groups. Weyburn teams would hold their own, with the six teams finishing the 2024 season strong.  

Under 11 

The U11 Weyburn Credit Union Thrashers opened the tournament Friday against the Moose Jaw Black Mustangs. The Mustangs would take the game by a score of 5-2. Henry Riviere and James Watson would score the goals for the Thrashers.  

The second game of the tournament would be a 3-2 victory for the Thrashers over the Red Mustangs out of Moose Jaw. The goals for the Thrashers came from Owen Eberle, Dexter Grey and Ryder Moon. The tournament would end in a loss for Weyburn, though, as they fell 7-3 to the QCMBL Grizzlies in their last game. Riviere, Moon and Jett Fox scored for Weyburn.  

Under 13 

The two U13 teams from Weyburn would play a total of eight games in the tournament, including one against each other for a berth in the semi-finals. 

The Weyburn Security Thrashers opened the tournament against the Swift Current Rampage and ran to a 7-2 victory. Julie Lebrecque had three goals in the win, with Ryder Stepp contributing a pair, and Simon and Felix Wawro each scoring a goal.  

The Young’s Equipment Thrashers played the QCMBL Riot Squad in their first game of the tournament and won 5-3. Landon Leroux scored three times, with Cohen Baumgartner and Justin Uhrich also tallying it the victory.  

The Weyburn Security Thrashers then took on the Red Mustangs out of Moose Jaw in their second game. Moose Jaw would rally late for a 6-4 win. Simon Wawro had two goals for the Thrashers, with Julie Lebrecque and Cruz Carter scoring a goal each.  

The Young’s Equipment Thrashers, meanwhile, took on the Black Mustangs from Moose Jaw in their second game. Moose Jaw rallied late in this game to come from behind to win 4-3. Cooper Dammann, Harrison Baumgartner and Cohen Baumgartner had the goals for Weyburn.  

The Young’s Equipment Thrashers then played Swift Current in their third game and used a strong second period to come away with a 6-3 win. Cohen Baumgartner had two goals, with the other markers coming from Harrison Baumgartner, Landon Leroux, Justin Uhrich and Jep Furgason.  

The Weyburn Security Thrashers got past the Riot Squad 4-3 in their third game of the tournament. Cruz Carter had two goals, with Felix and Simon Wawro scoring one each in the victory.  

This set up a game against each other for a chance to play in the semi-finals. The Young’s Equipment Thrashers would score five goals in the second period en route to a 6-3 victory. Julie Lebrecque, Simon Wawro, and Tommy Orr scored for the Weyburn Security Thrashers. The goals for the Young’s Equipment Thrashers came from Judd Vennard and Cohen Baumgartner, who had two each. Harrison Baumgartner and Landon Leroux scored a goal each.  

The Young’s Equipment Thrashers then moved on to face the Red Mustangs in the semifinals. Moose Jaw would score twice in the third period to tie the game late, then scored on the power play in overtime to win 5-4. Judd Vennard had three goals in the loss, with Cohen Baumgartner also finding the back of the net.  

Under 15 

The Weyburn Young Fellow Thrashers opened the tournament with a 5-2 win over the QCMBL Snipers. Shiloh Mickler and Hudson Maloney scored twice in the win, with Korven Pouteaux getting the fifth goal of the game.  

The Completely Branded Thrashers would open the tournament against the QCMBL Waterdogs. Maddox Mohan scored twice, with Steele Ozmun and Leo Missal also finding the back of the net as the Qeyburn squad won 4-2.  

The Young Fellow Thrashers then took on the Moose Jaw Mustangs, where they would come up short, falling 6-2. The goals for Weyburn came from Korven Pouteaux and Hudson Maloney.  

The Completely Branded Thrashers would be on the short side of the scoreboard against the Swift Current Rampage, falling 9-4. Steele Ozmun and Leo Missal scored two goals each in the loss.  

The third game of the tournament for the Young Fellow Thrashers was a 5-1 victory over the Waterdogs. Shiloh Mickler and Korven Pouteaux had two goals each, with Maci Patterson adding another goal. 

The final game of the tournament for the Completely Branded Thrashers was officially a 1-0 loss to the Snipers.  

After the win over the Waterdogs, the Young Fellow Thrashers played Swift Current with the winner advancing to the finals. Swift Current would win by a 4-3 final. Shiloh Mickler had two goals, and Hudson Maloney had one goal in the loss.  

Under 17 

The U17 Panther Drilling Thrashers opened the tournament Friday with a come-from-behind 8-6 win over the Swift Current Rampage. Alex Labrecque had three goals, with Max Vennard, Ella Schenher, Conner Brady, Nash Hignett and Kaleb Sheasby scoring in the victory.  

The next game of the tournament would see the Thrashers up against the Moose Jaw Mustangs. Moose Jaw would come out on top, winning 12-7. Nash Hignett had three goals for Weyburn in the loss, with Brody Morrice, Max Vennard, Kaleb Sheasby, and Wyatt Mickler also scoring.  

The Thrashers would stay alive in the double-elimination tournament with an overtime win in their next game, beating the Rampage 2-1. Brody Morrice would score in regulation, while Kaleb Sheasby had the overtime winner, 45 seconds into the second overtime period.  

The Thrashers then advanced to the finals, where they had a rematch against the Mustangs. Moose Jwa would take advantage of the fresh legs, and Weyburn having just finished a double overtime game, as they went on to an 11-2 victory. Alex Lebrecque had both goals for Weyburn in the loss.