Dustin Wadden

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Dustin Keith Wadden

Born: November 4, 1987 (Calgary, Alberta)
Died: May 3, 2014 (Revelstoke, British Columbia)

Dustin Wadden left his home in Cochrane, Alta., to play lacrosse with the Victoria Jr. Shamrocks in 2008. The Shamrocks went on to defeat the Burnaby Jr. Lakers in five games to claim the provincial junior title, ending a 12-year run for the Lower Mainland team. Victoria won the final game, 9-2, with Wadden scoring for the Shamrocks as Victoria advanced to the Minto Cup tournament.

The Shamrocks finished as runners-up in the national championship, losing 9-4 to the Orangeville (Ont.) Northmen.

Wadden did not get on the scoresheet in five games.

Born in Calgary, he began playing lacrosse at age 9. He also played minor football for the Cochrane Lions while a student at Bow Valley High School.

After graduating from high school and playing for the Shamrocks, he worked for Rebel Transport and hauled heavy oilfield equipment.

He leaves his parents, Stan and Tracy Wadden of Cochrane, a brother, a sister, and a grandmother.

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