The Vernon Source For Sports Tigers clinched first place in the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League by torching the South Okanagan Flames 19-9 Monday night at Penticton Memorial Arena.
The Tigers had to battle through a heated tilt which saw the Flames assessed 123 penalty minutes. The Tigers received 63 minutes. Vernon held period leads of 8-2 and 15-6.
Jarrod Reid of the Tigers fought Cairo Rogers in the second frame, while Vernon’s Nick Mann took on Louis Shortreed of the Flames in the third period. Reid was also given a match penalty.
Jordy Barr earned 5+2, while Jake Pelletier pocketed 3+3 and Kaden Doughty and Brett Olsen each bagged 3+2 for the unbeaten Tigers (9-0-2). Nick Stanhope rolled a deuce, while Conor Webb, with 1+2, Caden Colmorgen and Draydon Harshenin completed the offence. Kyle Cuzzetto and Chase Wirth each produced a pair of helpers in support of Kyle McIntosh.
Jake Macleod compiled 5+2 for the Flames, who have one win, two ties and an overtime loss, leaving them tied for last place with Armstrong (2-9-1).
Vernon finishes the regular season Saturday night in Kamloops against the second-place Venom.
Barr rang up six goals and set up another as the Tigers grounded the Armstrong Shamrocks 18-11 Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.
The Flames have one win, two ties and an overtime loss, leaving them tied for last place with Armstrong (2-9-1).
The Tigers were missing McIntosh, Jarrod Reid, Eric Reid and Thomas Mackiewich due to high school graduation ceremonies, while captain Steele Pelletier and Thomas Landels are on Injured Reserve.
Jordie Scherck was fabulous in net for the Tigers, who enjoyed period leads of 7-3 and 13-9.
Stanhope compiled 3+2 for Vernon, while Jake Pelletier pocketed 2+4 and Webb counted 2+3. Olsen also scored twice with singles going to Colmorgen, Wirth and Harshenin. Doughty earned three assists.
Mykl Drabiuk registered 3+1 for the Irish, while Dakota Campen produced 2+2 and Jorge Sam garnered 2+1. Drew Bannister bagged 1+7, while Dom Young, Ethan Dodge and Dakota Grismer-Voght contributed singles.
Vernon’s Mason Salway and Drabiuk engaged in a scrap at 4:24 of the third period. Salway was also assessed a match penalty for crosschecking. The Tigers took 52 penalty minutes and Armstrong received 27.