A Salmon Arm lacrosse player sampled the taste of victory after playing on the gold medal team at the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver last week.
Brian Blair represented Canada West in the 55 plus division, and the team went undefeated during the entire championships.
“It hasn’t even sunk in yet,” said Blair, who has been playing lacrosse his entire life. “It was such an amazing experience.”
Blair’s team took down a New York team in the finals, securing a final score of 16 to 11.
Blair said that the biggest challenges to overcome during the games was the heat, and the fact that most teams they played had been together for years, whereas his team was newly assembled.
“The whole atmosphere of the festival was so positive,” said Blair, who also noted that this was the first time that a Canadian Masters team have won a championship title.