Armstrong Rocks tie Kelowna Raiders

Armstrong Shamrocks draw Kelowna Raiders 10-10 in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Friday night.

The Armstrong Shamrocks became the first team to earn a point against the Kelowna Raiders in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Friday night.

The host Rocks jumpstarted a Lacrosseville twinbill at Nor-Val Sports Centre by playing to a 10-10 draw against the rugged Raiders.

Stephen Ringdal led Armstrong (1-1-4) with three goals and two assists, with other offence from Drew Hassard (3+1), Nathan Marcetta (1+3), Joel Castle, Sheldon Nelson and Carston Schlaak.

Andrew McMillan (3+2) and Brendan Urban (2+4) paced the 5-0-1 Kelowna offence.

In the late game at Nor-Val, the Senior Shamrocks fell 10-6 to the Kamloops Rattlers.

Singles by Armstrong’s Brent Anderson and Stu Williamson, and a pair by Kamloops’ Riley Donahue had the game tied 2-2 after one period.

Goals by Kyle Versteeg and Williamson had the Rocks trailing 5-4 heading into the third period, where the Rattlers used the powerplay to pull away. Donahue, Curtis McIntosh, Mark Jurista, JJ Woldum and Shaun Donahue scored for the visitors. The Rocks answered with goals by Anderson and Williamson.

Shamrocks’ keeper Chad Pieper had 39 saves while Mitch Smith had 24 stops for Kamloops.