Upper Canada College teacher Max Perren coached Ontario’s U18 lacrosse team to a national championship for the second year in a row, and this time he had two UCC students on his squad.
Grade 12 students Dom Peters and Jack Boyden both made their debuts in the tournament, which was held in Saskatoon, Sask. from Sept. 1 to 4. Boyden was an attackman and Peters was a defender who played so well that he was named a first team all-Canadian for the tournament.
Team Ontario went undefeated in pool play and then vanquished Team British Columbia in the final on Sunday by a score of 17-13 to capture the First Nations Trophy.
Peters and Boyden will play for Team Ontario again in December when they compete for the North American championship and the Brogden Cup in Jacksonville, Fla.
UCC student and lacrosse player Elliot Fish joined Perren in capturing the Canadian title last year.
Perren, who teaches English and history at the Prep, is also the head coach of UCC’s varsity lacrosse team and the head of its Prep hockey program.