Two former Kingston juniors play in national lacrosse championship events
Former Kingston Cavalier Tim Bergin had a goal and three assists Thursday as the Kahnawake Mohawks defeated the Akwesasne Outlawz 15-8 in the President’s Cup lacrosse tournament in Coquitlam, B.C.
It’s third national senior B championship in a row for Bergin, a member of the Ottawa Axemen who was added to the Quebec Senior Lacrosse League champion Mohawks for the week-long tournament.
The win sends Kahnawake into the final day of the preliminary round with a 4-1 record, one of three teams tied atop the seven-team standings. Kahnawake will play one of those other teams, the St. Albert Miners, Friday. The Mohawks handed the other 4-1 team, the Onondaga Redhawks, their only defeat, 11-10 on Wednesday.
Bergin scored a power-play goal in that game.
Earlier, Bergin scored once in an 8-7 win over the host Tri-City Bandits. His goal, with less than six minutes to go in the game, gave the Mohawks a 7-5 lead. Bergin had a goal and an assist in a 14-10 win over the Nanaimo Timbermen but he was held scoreless in Kahnawake’s only loss, a 9-8 setback Wednesday suffered at the hands of the Six Nations Rivermen.
Six Nations goes into the final day of the round robin with a 2-2 record.
Bergin is the second former Kingston junior to play in a national championship this month. Cole Byvelds, a three-year member of the Kingston Kings who played junior B this summer with the Montreal Shamrocks, was a member of Team Quebec at the Founder’s Cup tournament in Halifax. Quebec was winless in six games. Byveld played in all six, but he was held without a point.