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June 25 - Tigers defeat Raiders (June 24 Game)

By: Tigers Facebook Page

Yawn...I must apologize to our fans for that game tonight, 3-15 minute run time periods could only mean the Raiders showed up with a very short bench tonight.

Took awhile to get the mojo going but it came around. I will say the short man never even got a chance to show their stuff.This is the very first lacrosse game that I recall when we never took a penalty.. yes you read it, the league leading offenders didn't register any penalty minutes in tonight's game.

3-0 Tigers after the 1st, 6-3 Tigers after 2 periods and 7-3 for your Vernon Tigers who still share the TOJLL league with The Kamloops Venom.

Shout out to #8 Steele Pelletier with 3A,to #11 Brett Olsen with 1G2A and to #9 Curtis Hubert 1G on a fantastic feed from #11 Brett Olsen.

Hot rod of the night you ask? Ya no question goes to #14 Kolten Kirschner with 4G1A

Nice to have #34 Tiege Doughty back in the lineup whom I thought had a great game.

Should recognize the play of our goalie #00 Kyle Mcintosh stopped 20 in a winning effort and had a handle on 2 great breakaway opportunities.

This league is tight. It comes down to the last game against Kamloops Venom to see who gets home floor advantage in the playoffs.

Well done gentlemen the #questforthecup continues Thursday

June 21 - Tigers share first with Venom (June 17 Game)

It appears the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League title will be decided next Thursday

By: Kevin Mitchell/ Tue Jun 20th, 2017 4:12pm/

Image: Tyler Coleridge of the Armstrong Shamrocks checks Zack Gares of the Tigers from behind Saturday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

It appears the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League title will be decided next Thursday when the Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers visit the Kamloops Venom.

Both teams are 11-3 with two games remaining.

Jake Pelletier rang up 3+5 and Brett Olson also pulled the hat trick as the Tigers toppled the Armstrong Shamrocks 12-6 Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Colton Boomer (6) and Riley Peterson (3) boosted the Venom past the South Okanagan Flames 14-10 Monday night in Penticton.

Thomas Landels pocketed 2+1 for the Tigers, who got singles from Steel Pelletier, Conor Webb and Caden Colmorgen. Kyle Cuzzetto counted four assists. Steel Pelletier was ejected midway through the second period after arguing an interference penalty.

Sam Hanley, with four, Brayden Hoggarth and captain Marlon Forrest, replied for the Shamrocks. Tyler Chartier chipped in with three helpers.

Vernon held period leads of 5-0 and 9-3. Darnell Hauca and Kyle McIntosh combined to make 31 saves, while Connor Senn of the Rocks blocked 36 shots.

Meanwhile, the senior Shamrocks grounded the visiting Kamloops Rattlers 10-3 and ran their record to 7-0.

Carston Schlaak started the Rocks’ scoring on the opening faceoff by running a perfect pick and roll off the left side with Brett Hawrys and depositing a shot over Rattlers netminder Mike Smith’s shoulder.

Seconds later, Joel Castle ripped a corker top cheese. Hawrys cut through the middle to score but a bad line change by the offence cost the Irish a goal.

Will Hanley had two disallowed goals for crease violations but finally scored on a great individual effort, splitting two defenders and rolling off another to dent the hemp.

Austin Lewarne connected with a beautiful shorthanded marker on a breakaway pass from Jamie Cockerill and Braden Barr scored his first as a Shamrock on a perfect cross floor pass from Hawrys for a one-timer to make it 6-1 after 20 minutes.

Kamloops scored on a nice one-timer on the power play but Steve Clark answered on a Shamrock man advantage. It was 7-2 after two periods.

Hawrys won a one-on-one battle and sliced to the crease to score on a low, glove-hand shot. Clark buried a rope-ripping shot from the shooter position and then newly acquired veteran Jamie MacGregor potted his first as an Armstrong Shamrock (scored a few as a Victoria Shamrock) on the powerplay after some nifty passing.

The Rattlers scored on a last-minute goal dribbler.

“When our offensive unit plays like a unit we are potent,” said Irish captain Clark. “Tonight we came out flying to start but were pretty flat in the second and cruised through the third. We know we can play better.”

The Shamrocks close the regular season Friday in Kamloops and then host Game 1 of the Rowcliffe Cup finals starting Wednesday July 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nor Val Sports Centre.

June 13 - Tigers torch Flames twice (June 10&11 Games)

First in the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League may be decided on the last day of the season.

By: Kevin Mitchell/ Tue Jun 13th, 2017 3:24pm/

First place in the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League may be decided on the last day of the season.

The Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers took over the penthouse by shelling the South Okanagan Flames 16-9 Monday night at Penticton Memorial Arena.

The Tigers ran their record to 10-3, one win ahead of the defending champion Kamloops Venom, 8-3 winners over the visiting Armstrong Shamrocks Sunday night. Vernon visits Kamloops Thursday, June 29 to close the regular schedule.

Jake Pelletier counted 4+4, while Brett Olsen pocketed 4+2 as the Tigers torched the Flames. Kolten Kirschner added 2+3, while Conor Webb supplied 1+2 and other singles came Tanner Gilbert and Eric Reid. Vernon held period leads of 4-1 and 9-5.

Brenden Deverill, Rhys MacDonald, Jake McLeod, Colin Duffield, Connor Walton and Sam Jones replied for South Okanagan (5-6-1).

Steel Pelletier rang up 3+2 and Olsen collected 2+2 as the Tigers grounded the Flames 9-6 Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Chase Wirth earned 2+1, while Kirschner and captain Chris Inscho contributed singles. Thomas Landels produced three helpers as Vernon enjoyed period leads of 4-2 and 6-4. Duffield bagged a deuce for the Flames.

Brendan Lock of the Flames and Jarod Reid were tossed for a third-period fight.

Colton Boomer garnered 3+2 as Kamloops stopped the Shamrocks. The Venom led 1-0 and 7-2 by period scores.

Chase Bronson, Tyler Chartier and Brent Campeau answered for the Irish (6-5-1), who battle Kamloops Friday night at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm.

Josh Kent of the Venom received a match penalty for abuse of a referee in the third period.

The Georgia Swarm captured their first Champion’s Cup, winning the National Lacrosse League title by beating the two-time defending champion Saskatchewan Rush 2-0 in the best-of-three final.

Game 2 ended in dramatic fashion as the Swarm forced overtime by scoring with three seconds left in regulation, and then winning the game 18-17 just 57 seconds into OT on a goal by Miles Thompson. The winner was set up by Lyle Thompson, who pulled a hat trick and was named Champion’s Cup MVP.

Vernon’s Brodie MacDonald, 27, was the back-up to Swarm rookie netminder Mike Poulin. MacDonald, a Tiger grad, was 1-1 with an 11.7 GAA in his second year with Georgia.

The Sun Valley Source For Sports Tyke 1 Legends rocked the Kamloops Tyke #2 Rattlers 7-1 and ambushed Penticton #1 Tykes 15-1 in weekend action.

Jesse Johnson pulled the hat trick against the Rattlers, singles going to Liam Marchand, Connor Johnson, Wyatt Stowards and Wade Lightfoot in support of Lucas Sievert at McArthur Island Sports Centre.

Taylor Gibson and Stowards each recorded three goals against Penticton, also at McArthur Island.

Connor and Jesse Johnson each dialed deuces, while Lightfoot, Sievert, Emmett Moore and Mathis Paull supplied singles in front of Marchand.

June 8 - Venom rattle Tigers 11-4 (June 7 Game)

The defending champion Kamloops grabbed a share of first place by ambushing the Vernon Tigers 11-4

By: Kevin Mitchell/ Thu Jun 8th, 2017 3:58pm/

The defending champion Kamloops grabbed a share of first place by ambushing the Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers 11-4 in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place.

Mack Stead pulled the hat trick for the Venom, who held period leads of 5-1 and 8-3. Both teams are 8-3.

“We didn’t show up defensively and their goalie beat us,” said Tiger head coach Chris Scabar. “We had lots of chances. I hate to lose, but we’ll put this one behind us and recover.”

Jake Pelletier scored on Vernon’s first shot, but the shortstaffed Tigers didn’t beat veteran goalie Matt Hans until almost 36 minutes later. Pelletier finished with a pair, while Jarod Reid and Chris Inscho contributed singles.

Monty Chisholm rang up two goals for the Venom before being ejected for a scrap with Thomas Mackiewich late in the second period.

Riley Peterson provided 1+3, while Midget call-up Callum Gorman pocketed 1+2 for Kamloops,who got singles from Derek Rockvam, Quinn Williamson and Colton Boomer.

Hans finished with 41 saves, while Darnell Hauca made 34 stops, including a penalty-shot save on Josh Van Unen with 33 seconds left. The shot was awarded since Vernon had too many men on the floor in the final minute.

The Tigers were without suspended Steel Pelletier and Caden Colmorgen and injured playmaker Kolten Kirschner along with rookies Tiege Doughty and Sean Howard.

“We really missed Steel,” said Scabar “We rally around him; the guys walk a little stronger when he’s out there.”

The Tigers entertain the South Okanagan Flames Saturday night and then visit the Flames Monday night in Penticton.

The Armstrong Shamrocks welcome the Kelowna Raiders tonight at Nor-Val Sports Centre. The Rocks visit Kamloops Sunday night.

June 3 - Tigers at Shamrocks (June 2 Game)

By: Tigers Facebook Page

Hmmm I thought this rivalry was on the brink of distinction but guess I was wrong. Cant believe the back and forth chirping, screaming, yelling and even vulgarities displayed during the game and that unfortunately was just the parents. Sometimes the practical me needs to be reminded that games are not won nor lost by the team wearing the black uniform. That being said there was still a lack of discipline displayed by our team tonight which again was evident in the 69 minutes of penalties we registered.

First period was awesome... 3-2 Shamrocks after the 1st, 7-3 Shamrocks after the 2nd, The

Tigers Tied up the game in the 3rd 8-8 on some extended power play but bowed out their own penalties to a 13-8 loss.

Shout out to #8 Steele Pelletier 4G2A, to #22 Jake Pelletier 3A , and #2 Kyle Cuzzetto with 2A.

Hot rod of the night goes to #11 Brett Olsen with 3G3A.

I thought that #15 Eric Reid had an outstanding game tonight as did #14 Kolten Kirschner who displayed real maturity despite the beating he took every time he was on the floor.

Should recognize the play of the midget call up players who suited up tonight #4 Caden Colmorgen who hit the post 3 times and finally potted a goal in the 3rd period, to #16 Kael Black who was very strong on the back end and to #34 Jacob Brewer who did a great job out there as well.

Next time gentlemen. The #questforthecup continues next Wednesday

June 2 - Tigers at Raiders (June 1 Game)

By: Tigers Facebook Page

Well if you missed tonight's game in Kelowna you were like the rest of us and fell asleep ....Weird that we had more goals than penalty minutes tonight.

Shout out to rookie #6 Sean Howard 1G1A, #67 Chase Wirth 2G1A, and to #11 Brett Olsen with 2G.

Hot rod of the night you ask? Yep no question goes to #14 Kolten Kirschner a 7 point night with 5G2A (looks like there's a new sheriff in town smile emoticon:) ).

The welcome to junior moment goes to #80 Reed Cashato a true David and Goliath story where the smallest kid unexpectedly mows down and crushes the biggest brute on the Kelowna team. Keep your head up big fella. smile emoticon:)

Should recognize the play of our rookie goalie #00 Kyle Macintosh who let in 1 goal on 22 shots.

Congratulations to rookie #34 Tiege Doughty who bagged his first goal as a junior in only his second game and to midget call up #22 Zach Gares who also potted his very first goal tonight.

I keep telling you #futuresbright with this group

The #questforthecup continues Friday night in Armstrong. Well done gentlemen

May 30 - Tigers flush out Flames (May 27th Game)

Jake Pelletier pocketed 4+3 as the Vernon Tigers bottled up the South Okanagan Flames 12-5 Saturday

By: Kevin Mitchell/ Tue May 30th, 2017 3:18pm/

Jake Pelletier pocketed 4+3 as the Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers bottled up the South Okanagan Flames 12-5 Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Pelletier became the first Tiger to reach the 20-goal milestone as Vernon improved to 7-1 atop the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League. Vernon visits the last-place Kelowna Raiders Thursday night.

The Tigers held period leads of 3-2 and 9-4 and got 3+2 from Steel Pelletier, 1+3 from Brett Olsen and singles from Thomas Mackiewich (his first career Tiger snipe), Tanner Gilbert, Conor Webb and Thomas Landels. Kolten Kirschner rang up four assists.

Sam Jones, Aiden Warren, Levi Thompson, Connor Walton and Colin Duffield replied for South Okanagan.

Vernon outshot the Flames 50-32 with Darnell Hauca and Kyle McIntosh sharing the Tiger goaltending.

The Flames bounced back with a 16-1 win over the Raiders Monday night in Penticton. The Flames are in second spot at 5-3-1. The Raiders are 0-9.

Monty Chisholm, Tylor Seabrooke and Riley Peterson each tallied four goals as the Kamloops Venom shelled the Armstrong Shamrocks 24-8 Saturday night at Memorial Arena.

The Venom improved to 5-3, while the Shamrocks dipped to 3-4-1.

May 28 - Tigers vs Flames (May 27th Game)

By: Tigers Facebook Page

Not gonna lie. If you missed this game you likely missed the best played game of the season, not because of the score but because of the ball movement. Your Tigers came to play and that ball was never stagnant moving cross crease.3-2 Tigers after the 1st period,9-4 Tigers after 2 periods and a final of 12-5 for your Vernon Tigers who sit a top the TOJLL with a 7-1 record.

Shout out to #8 Steele Pelletier with 3G2A, to #14 Kolten Kirschner 4A and to #11 Brett Olsen with 1G3A.

Hot rod of the night you ask ? No question #22 Jake Pelletier with another impressive night 4G3A.Jake also scoops up the high lite of the night with that unbelievable wrong side righty to lefty hand switch, top shelf short handed goal. I kept checking TSN this morning but they must have missed posting it.

Welcome to junior moment goes to #68 Mason Salway who absolutely crushed his opponent in an open floor hit with a minute to go in the 2nd.On the defensive side was nice to see #10 Logan Revell back in the lineup .Our defense was unstoppable 5 on 5 last night

Must call out the play of newcomer #34 Teige Doughty a welcome addition to the team who I thought played incredibly strong out there . Last but not least a big congrats to rookie #16 Thomas Mackiewich who got his 1st official goal as a junior Tiger on a spectacular pass from #55 Jarrod Reid. He received the pass and patiently stopped at the crease went up, down side to side and back to back undressing that goalie out so bad they went looking for his jockstrap in the 3rd row. smile emoticon:)

These guys were dialed in last night. Well done gentlemen on your #questforthecuprocks

May 25 - Late goal lifts Tigers past Shamrocks (May 24th Game)

TOJLL: Vernon scores 12-10 win over arch-rival

By: Roger Knox/ Thu May 25th, 2017 12:20pm/

Goals came in spurts in Wednesday’s Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League game between rivals Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers and Armstrong Shamrocks.

It was a late spurt that propelled the Tigers to a 12-10 decision in front of 300 fans at Kal Tire Place.

The victory was Vernon’s fifth straight (6-1) and avenged the team’s only loss this season, an 11-9 setback to the Irish April 28 at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Armstrong, playing its first league game since May 5, fell to 2-3-1.

“The first time we played them, we lost because it was early in the season and we weren’t really used to each other as we have a lot of new guys,” said Tigers sniper Jake Pelletier, who led all scorers with four on the night.

“Now, we’re coming together, have had quite a few practices and we’re starting to get the hang of things. We’re really bonding together and the streak is getting us going.”

The league-leading Tigers got off to a great start, taking a 4-1 lead into the second intermission, thanks to a pair of goals 76 seconds apart in the final three minutes.

With Vernon up 5-3, Armstrong took its first lead at 6-5 with three goals in 32 seconds with three minutes remaining in the middle frame. The Tigers, though, scored before the end of the period, sending the teams to the locker room tied 6-6.

Vernon took a 7-6 lead 22 seconds into the period on a powerplay marker, only to see the Shamrocks take an 8-7 edge with a pair of goals two minutes apart.

The Tigers regained the lead midway through the frame with two goals 11 seconds apart, and upped the advantage to 10-8 at 12:44.

A double-minor to Vernon forward Kolten Kirschner allowed Brayden Hoggarth of the Shamrocks to score twice with the man advantage, 27 seconds apart, to tie the contest.

Vernon got the winner from Pelletier at 16:08, and an insurance marker from Conor Webb at 19:44.

“It was a tough start, mostly we didn’t come out hard enough in the first period, for sure, we just got outworked,” said Shamrocks captain Marlon Forrest, who had 3+2.

“The fact it was our first game in three weeks might have been a factor (had a game against Kelowna Raiders cancelled due to lack of Kelowna players; team played the senior Shamrocks in a fun exhibition). We just weren’t ready to come out and compete.”

Hoggarth had 3+3 while Tyler Chartier, Ryan Sadorsky, Cameron Watson and Sam Hanley added singles.

Kyle Cuzzetto and Brett Olsen had three goals each for the Tigers while Steele Pelletier scored once before being ejected early in the third period with double 10-minute misconducts.

Darnell Hauca made 43 saves for the Tigers while Francois Leroux stopped 31 shots for Armstrong. Both goalies picked up an assist.

The Tigers wrap up a four-game homestand Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against the South Okanagan Flames (4-2-1) at Kal Tire Place, while the Shamrocks are in Kamloops to take on the Venom (3-2).

May 17 - Tigers shut down Raiders 14-0

It was special night for rookies as the Vernon Tigers shelled the Kelowna Raiders 14-0 Wednesday

By: Kevin Mitchell/ Thu May 18th, 2017 3:47pm/

It was special night for rookies as the Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers shelled the Kelowna Raiders 14-0 in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place.

First-year Tanner Gilbert pulled the hat trick and added one assist, while rookie Curtis Hiebert recorded his first career Junior goal and Midget call-up Derek Pereboom shared the shutout with veteran Darnell Hauca.

Jake Pelletier provided 2+3 for the Tigers before being ejected in the third period for a fight with Kelowna penalty leader Cole Koski.

Kyle Cuzzetto, with a deuce, Thomas Landels, with 1+2 and Jared Reid completed the Vernon offence. Conor Webb supplied five assists and Kolten Kirschner pocketed three. The Cats held period leads of 7-0 and 12-0.

Vernon improved to 5-1 in first place, while the Raiders fell to 0-6. Vernon hosts the Armstrong Shamrocks Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place.

The North Okanagan Legends won two of three in Bantam B action last weekend.The Legends posted a 6-4 win over Kelowna Saturday morning with Tayber McLean scoring first off a pass from Chayton Marchand. Joey Mazzei and Owen Swiscoski, and Alex Dugas added snipes to round out the first period.

The second period saw Conner Robertson, assisted by Tye Krause, the lone scorer. Kelowna rallied in the third, but Eli Bruce, from Krause, closed things out.

Kamloops took advantage of a wicked powerplay and stormed the Legends 11-2 Saturday afternoon.

McLean, from Mazzei, counted North Okanagan’s first goal. Newcomer Savanna Sapergia converted from Mazzei in the third period.

McLean pulled the hat trick as the Legends dispatched host Penticton 6-3 Sunday.

Krause opened the scoring, ssisted by Zach Young. McLean (from Connor Robertson) and Krause (Mazzei ) also clicked in the first period.

McLean from Mazzei, and Kole Watson from McLean in the second made it 5-1 Legends after two periods. McLean, unassisted, netted his third.

The Legends are in the New Westminster Hyack Invitational this weekend.

The North Okanagan Novice 3 Super 8 Legends had a busy Mother’s Day weekend, losing 8-1 to the Shuswap Outlaws Saturday at Kal Tire Place and then tying host Kamloops #2 7-7 and losing 9-3 to Kamloops #1 Sunday.

Ari Manson scored for the Legends in their loss.

Kobe Maltman busted loose for a whopping six goals against Kamloops #2 with Nathan Rinkel adding a single.

The tired Legends got a deuce from Maltman and one from Jaxon Wadsworth in their third game. Chayton Tardiff was stellar in net and Kaiuss Dusel was noted for some crushing defense.

May 16 - Tigers use powerplay to stop Venom

The Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers used a leathal powerplay to stop the Kamloops Venom

By: Kevin Mitchell Morining Star

Image: Jake Pelletier of the Vernon Tigers drives to the net against Jake Faraday of the Kamloops Venom in the Tigers' home opener Saturday at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

With leading scorer Jordy Barr sidelined with a broken leg, the Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers were forced to tweak their powerplay.

The moves have clicked as the Tigers stretched their winning streak to three games by stopping the Kamloops Venom 12-10 in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon (4-1) was up 5-1 after the first period and 8-5 after 40 minutes. Kamloops (3-2), undermanned due to injury, had 15 runners. They were without injured top pointgetter Riley Petersen (10-10-20).

Brothers Jake and Steele Pelletier marshalled the powerplay with Jake pocketing 4+3 and Steele adding 2+2. Vernon counted four man-advantage goals.

"Our powerplay has been very good the past few games," said Tiger assistant coach Tyler Plante. "We've got some moving rather than the stagnant perimeter powerplay we had done in the past. It's still a bit raw, but it's definitely 10 times better than that it was."

Plante said Brett Olsen (2+2) nicely quarterbacks the powerplay with the Cats throwing out two different players with Olsen and the Pelletiers on each PP chance.

"Jake and Steele have that brotherly connection; they are always aware of each other and looking for one another," said Plante.

Vernon head coach Chris Scabar brought in Armstrong senior Shamrock veteran Ryan Williamson to fine-tune the powerplay for the young Tigers.

"I have a real defensive background so I brought Ryan in and he has really helped me out with my offence," said Scabar. "The kids are all buying into the offensive systems."

The Tigers, who ruined the defending champion Venom's home opener with a 6-5 victory at Memorial Arena on April 22, also got two goals from Chris Inscho and singles from Connor Webb and Eric Reid. Rookie Tanner Gilbert and Thomas Landels each had two assists.

Kamloops got hat tricks from Eric Bunce and Mac Stead. Marcelo Bose collected 1+3, while Riley Lawyrk and Quinn Williamson produced singles. Colton Boomer bagged three assists, while Tyler Seabrooke earned two helpers.

The Tigers took 42 penalty minutes and Kamloops was assessed 35 PIM.

Vernon is scheduled to face the Kelowna Raiders tonight at Kal Tire Place. Kelowna is in last place at 0-5. The Tigers rattled the Raiders 13-6 May 4 in Kelowna.

The Raiders lost 12-7 to the South Okanagan Flames Thursday night and then postponed Friday's scheduled tilt in Armstrong against the Shamrocks due to a lack of players.

Kamloops was scheduled to play the South Okanagan Flames in Penticton on Monday night, but decided not to make the trip, citing a lack of players due to injuries.

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May 10 - Pelletiers big in Tiger's win (May 8th vs South Ok. Flames)

By: Morning Star Staff

Image: #8 Steele Pelletier and #22 Jake Pelletier

The Pelletier brothers handled most of the ofence as the Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers stopped the South Okanagan Flames 11-7 in Thomposon Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Monday night at Memorial Arena in Penticton.

Steele Pelletier pocketed 4+5 as the Tigers improved to 3-1 in a penalty-infested tilt. Jake Pelletier added 3+3, while Brett Olsen supplied 2+2 and rookie Tanner Gilbert posted his first goal as a Cat.

Louis Shortreed recorded four goals for the Flames(2-2-1), who got singles from Chase Moog, Tanner Thompson and Connor Walton.

Connor Webb of the Tigers and Rylan Douglas of the Flames were tossed for a scrap early in the third period, while Kolten Kirschner or Vernon and Owen Haggerty tangled a minute later. Haggerty was given the aggressor penalty, a match and a quadruple game misconduct, while Kirschner was given a game misconduct.

Vernon outshot South Okanagan 43-45. The Flames led 6-5 after one period and trailed 8-6 after 40 minutes.

The Tigers entertain the defending champion Kamloops Venom in their home opener Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Kal Tire Place.

Colten Boomer bagged 2+3 as the Venom held off the Armstrong Shamrocks 8-6 in Friday night action at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Riley Petersen added a deuce for the Venom, while Nick Yadernuck, with 2+1, and Dakota Campen, with two goals, led the Shamrocks. Marlon Forrest supplied 1+3.

May 7 - Tigers score early, often (May 4th Game)

By: Morning Star Staff / May 7

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Brett Olsen scored three times and added two assists while Steele Pelletier and Thomas Landels chipped in hat tricks to pace the Vernon Tigers to a 13-6 win over the hometown Kelowna Raiders in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Thursday.

The win improved Vernon's record to 2-1, Kelowna fell to 0-4.

Vernon led 6-0 after 20 minutes and 10-3 going into the third period.

Conor Webb supplied 1+3 for the winners while single goals went to Jarod Reed, Jake Pelletier and Chris Inscho>

Chase Wirth and Kyle Cuzzetto chipped in three helpers apiece for the winners, who wrap up a season-opening four-game road trip in Penticton against the South Okanagan Flames (2-1-1)Monday.

The Tigers play their home opener Saturday against the Kamloops Venom at Kal Tire Place. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

The Armstrong Shamrocks (2-1-1) host the Venom (2-1) tonight at 7:30 at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.

May 5 - (May 4th Game)

By: Tiger Facebook Page

What a penalty fest in Kelowna tonight 53 minutes in penalties, and a couple 10 minute misconducts against our guys and 48 minutes for them which is uncharacteristic of our team. That being said you'd think the game was in Vernon with so many Tiger fans making the trip. That's how you #supportyourtigers

6-0 Tigers after first,10-3 Tigers after second and a final of 13-6 for your Vernon Tigers who now have a record of 2-1.

Shout out to #8 Steele Pelletier with 3G1A,to #5 Conor Webb 1G3A and to #44 Thomas Landels with 3G.

Hot rod of the night has to go to #11 Brett Olsen a 5 point night with 3G2A.

Defender of the night goes to #55 Jarod Reid who played very well defending our zone and picking up loose balls as well as even putting 1 in the net tonight. Unfortunately a run in with their goalie caused him to leave late in the 3rd period.

Weird play of the night. After a Kelowna player ripped the helmet off one of our own in a desperate altercation to get at our player he punches the ref somewhere in the face. Weird play...ref swings back in what looks like defense.

Should recognize the play of our goalies who split duties tonight. Wished I could tell you the shots but the scorekeepers were too busy trying to keep track of the penalties.

Well done gentlemen on your #questforthecup

May 2 - Shamrocks vs Tigers (April 28th Game)

By: Rogers Knox, The MorningStar

The Armstrong Shamrocks overcame a 7-3 first-period deficit to earn a 12-12 tie with the South Okanagan Flames in Penticton Monday, stretching their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League unbeaten streak to three games.

Sam Hanley had 3+2 for Armstrong, Marlon Forrest added 1+4 and Nich Yadernuk and Austin Daunais each scored twice as the Irish took a 9-8 lead into the final period.

Single goals went to James Francis and Dakota Campen. Francois Leroux made 37 saves for the Shamrocks, who were coming off a huge 11-9 win at home over the Vernon Tigers Friday at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.

It was a costly loss for the visitors who will be without leading scorer Jordy Barr for an indefinite period.

Barr suffered a broken leg during Friday's contest.

Hanley and Tyler Chartier each had 2+2 to lead Armstrong, who held period leads of 4-2 and 7-5. Ethan Dodge and Yadernuk scored twice, Forrest added 1+2 and singles went to Seth Gordey and Mason McLennan.

Jake Pelletier led the Tigers with 1+3. Kyle Cuzzetto scored twice while singles went to Chris Inscho, Eric Reid, Brett Olsen, Connor Webb and Sean Howard.

The Tigers visit Kelowna Thursday while Armstrong entertains the Kamloops Venom Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Nor-Val.

April 25 - Tigers hold off Venom (April 22nd Game)

By: Kevin Mitchell/ Tue Apr 25th, 2017 1:27pm/

Image: Steele Pelletier of the Vernon Tigers ducks under a haymaker thrown by Tylor Seabrooke of the Kamloops Venom in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action at Memorial Arena on Saturday. Allen Douglas/Kamloops This Week

The Vernon Tigers shaded the host Kamloops Venom 6-5 in Junior B lacrosse Saturday night.

They host the B.C. Junior B Lacrosse Championships in August, but the Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers are not looking for the easy entry.

Instead, the Tigers hope to go in as league champions and they jumpstarted that goal with a 6-5 win over the defending Thompson Okanagan league champion Kamloops Venom 6-5 Saturday night at Memorial Arena.

Jordy Barr bagged the hat trick and added two helpers in Vernon’s season opener. Brett Olsen supplied 1+2 for the Tigers, while brothers Steele and Jake Pelletier each managed singles. Darnell Hauca recorded 51 saves.

“We were outshot badly, but Darnell was outstanding and our defence picked up the slack,” said Barr, an ultra-talented third-year veteran who converted once on the powerplay. “Everybody’s excited about hosting the provincials and it means a lot to beat the Venom, especially in Kamloops: it was awesome.”

The Tigers have nine returnees under head coach Chris Scabar, who gets help from Ryan Minchenko and Tyler Plante.

“We’re a very fast-paced team,” said Barr, 19. “We’re not the biggest team on defence, but we’re very strong.”

Colton Boomer produced 3+1 for the Venom, while Riley Peterson counted 1+4 and Riley Lawryk also scored once in front of Matt Hans (28 saves).

Tylor Seabrooke of Kamloops and Steele Pelletier were tossed for fighting with 80 seconds to play.

“We had a really good crowd on Saturday. A lot of people came out to watch,” said Venom standout Peterson. “We were pretty upset with how we couldn’t get the win in the home opener, especially against Vernon, with the rivalry there.”

Boomer earlier pulled the hat trick in an 11-8 win over the hometown Kelowna Raiders on Thursday.

“Our offence needs to step up,” said Peterson. “Our defence and goalie played pretty good on Saturday. It definitely wasn’t the result we wanted on Saturday, but it’s still early in the season and it’s not always bad to get a loss to point you in the right direction.”

Vernon battles Armstrong Friday night at the Nor-Val Sports Centre (7:30 p.m.).

Meanwhile, the South Okanagan Flames outlasted the host Shamrocks 12-11 in Friday night action.

Connor Walton pocketed 4+2 for the Flames, who got two goals from Levi Thompson and 1+3 from Mike MacLean.

Tyler Chartier earned 2+2 for the Shamrocks, while Nick Yadernuk and Mason McLennan each had deuces and singles came from Chase Bronson, Ryan Sadorsky and Sam Hanley.

Yadernuk and Louis Shortreed were ejected for a scrap midway through the second period.

Armstrong visits the Kelowna Raiders Thursday night and face the Flames next Monday night in Penticton.

April 18 - Tigers’ attack sputters in Armstrong

Kevin Mitchell/ Tue Apr 18th, 2017 4:32pm/

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Image: Thomas Mackiewich of the Vernon Tigers tries to shake Marlon Forrest of the Armstron Shamrocks in the 12th annual Archie Jack IceBreaker Memorial Tournament at Nor-Val Sports Centre Saturday. Photo courtesy Lisa VanderVelde: Morning Star photographer

The Vernon Sun Valley Sports Tigers had trouble finding offence in the 12th annual Archie Jack Memorial IceBreaker Tournament Saturday at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong.

All five Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League teams played twice with the Tigers falling 9-5 to the Armstrong Shamrocks in the morning and losing 8-2 to the South Okanagan Flames in the afternoon. Games consisted of three 20-minute running-time periods.

The Shamrocks got two goals from Chase Bronson to dispatch the Tigers. Marlon Forrest supplied 1+3 for the Irish, while other goals came from Nik Luttmerding, Tyson Chartier, Carter Olsen-Stiles, Stefan Wells, Sam Hanley and Dakota Campen.

Vernon got snipes from Steele Pelletier (2), Jordy Barr, Brett Olsen and Chris Inscho. Armstrong held period leads of 3-2 and 6-4.

Last year’s Top Rookie, Jake Pelletier, and current rookie Thomas Mackiewich were involved in heated scraps which according to IceBreaker rules meant they got to enjoy the rest of the weekend in the stands. Inscho was dynamic defensively.

Pelletier and Midget call-up Caden Colmorgen converted against the Flames, who enjoyed period leads of 2-1 and 5-2. Darien Ottesen was aggressive on both ends of the floor for the Tigers. No other scores were available.

The Tigers open the regular season Saturday night in Kamloops against the defending champion Venom. Armstrong hosts the Flames in their first tilt Friday night.

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