Six young lacrosse players from the Eastern Shore were chosen as members of the first ever Junior Thunderbirds team to play in the 7th annual Junior National Lacrosse League Tournament in Oakville, Ontario at the end of August. (From left to right, Hayden Brittan, Ryland Firth, Cohen Conrad, Tristen Conrad, Declan Pettit, and Macgregor Mills.)
The tournament had youth clubs representing their respective National Lacrosse League (NLL) teams from across the U.S. and Canada. The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. The League is comprised of 13 franchises: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, New England Black Wolves, New York Riptide, Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.