Sundholm competing for national lacrosse title

By CHAT News Today
August 9, 2018 - 7:00am Updated: August 9, 2018 - 7:03pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB — A Medicine Hat lacrosse player is heading east to compete for a national championship with his team.

Logan Sundholm, who plays Tier 1 lacrosse with the Calgary Shamrocks, will be playing for the Founders Cup at the National Box Lacrosse Championship, which starts next week in Seneca, Ontario.

“This will be the first time I’m heading out there,” he said. “It’s the first time we qualified for it as a team. I’ve been asked to go with other teams, and I’ve turned down that opportunity. There’s one team I want to go with, and that’s this team here.”

The Shamrocks qualified for the championship by defeating the Red Deer Rampage 8-3 in the Provincial Championship on Monday in Calgary.

Sundholm finished the regular season with 47 points (23 goals, 24 assists). He adds the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League is filled with many skilled players.

“It’s definitely a serious, high level, that I want to be playing at,” he said.

Next season is Sundholm’s last year in junior lacrosse. He says when his career is over, he can see himself coaching the sport, and would likely return to Medicine Hat to help grow the local program.

Team Alberta will begin their quest for the Founders Cup on August 14 against Quebec.

“The goal is to win as a team,” Sundholm said. “That’s all we want. After we played this weekend, we know that we have the drive and the skill to do it, so we’re excited to get going and try to bring it home.”

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