Kelowna Raiders' veteran Pho Heng crashes into Armstrong's Drew Hassard in Game 2 of the Thompson Okanagan Lacrosse League final Saturday night at Memorial Arena.

‘Rocks stop Raiders in TOSLL final

Armstrong ends Kelowna's four-year string of senior C lacrosse titles

The Kelowna Raiders’ four-year grasp on the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League title has been broken.

The Armstrong Shamrocks defeated the Raiders 8-4 on Saturday at the Nor Val Centre to capture the 2015 Rowcliffe Cup final two games to one.

The two teams, which battled all season long for top spot in TOSLL, split eight games during the year but it was the ‘Rocks who came out on top of the most crucial matchup of all.

The Raiders were plagued by penalties all night long, allowing the Shamrock power play to go to work.

Kelowna fell short early in the game and was unable to sustain any reasonable offence with only 12 runners at their disposal.

Jarrett Medhurst and Andrew Schwabb led the Shamrocks attack with two goals each.

Nick Evans scored twice for the Raiders, while Vic Wiens and Brendan Urban added singles.

As was the case throughout the series, Graham Cousins was solid in the Kelowna net, blocking 54 Armstrong shots.

The Raiders opened the best-of-three series last Wednesday in Armstrong with a 7-4 win, before the Shamrocks rebounded for a 9-7 win on Friday in Kelowna.

Both teams will be back at it Aug. 7, 8, and 9 in Armstrong for the Inter-provincial senior C tournament with teams from all over B.C. and Alberta.

 

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