Ten for French in Raiders win

The Kelowna Raiders ran roughshod over the South Okanagan Flames Monday night to push their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League record to a perfect 4-0.

Tyler French paced the Raiders offensive attack with 10 points on three goals and seven assists in a 16-7 win.

Scott Renner scored five times and added three helpers, Brendan Urban scored a hat-trick, Tye Hewko and Iain Hart scored twice each while Dillon McLennan added a single.

Tanner  Belsham earned the win in goal.

On Thursday night, Kelowna returns to action when ther Kamloops Venom visits Memorial Arena in a 7:30 p.m. face off.

Last Thursday night, despite being shorthanded for the entire first period, the Raiders took care of Armstrong 15-10.

Kelowna penalty killers were kept busy all night as was Raiders goaltender Cody Taschuk who made 56 saves.

Brendan Urban paced the Kelowna attack with five goals and an assist, Tyler French had three goals and four assists, while Jordan Urban added three goals and two assists.

Senior Raiders…

With six regular scratched from the lineup, the Kelowna Raiders battled hard but came up one goal short on Friday night in Okanagan Xtreme Lacrosse League action.

The Raiders dropped an 11-10 decision to the hometown Vernon Tigers, Kelowna’s third one-goal setback of the 2011 season.

A relatively even match throughout, neither team was able to advantage of power play opportunities at key times.

With a number of veterans on the sidelines, the Raiders roster was bolstered by a several call-ups from Kelowna’s junior Raiders team.

One of those call-up, Scott Renner led the Kelowna attack with three goals.

Brian Cope paced Vernon’s offense with four goals.

The senior Raiders (1-3) return to action Friday night when they take on the Armstrong Shamrocks at Nor-Val Arena.

Kelowna’s next home action is Friday, May 27 at Memorial Arena against Armstrong.


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