Bears beat Venom

The Saanich Tigers edged the New Westminster Salmonbellies 6-5 to win the B.C. Junior B Lacrosse Championship in Victoria Sunday.

The Saanich Tigers edged the New Westminster Salmonbellies 6-5 to win the B.C. Junior B Lacrosse Championship in Victoria Sunday.

The Thompson Okanagan champion Kamloops Venom fell 25-13 to the Westshore Bears of Victoria in the bronze medal game.

The Venom went 1-2 in the round-robin, beating Westshore 14-9 but falling 16-6 to New West and 13-8 to Saanich.

n The Armstrong Shamrocks and nine other teams begin play Friday at the 2015 Provincial Invitational Senior C championships in Armstrong.

Games will be played at both the Nor-Val Sports Centre and Hassen Arena.

The Shamrocks, champions of the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League, open up Friday night at 7:30 p.m. against the Ladner Pioneers at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Armstrong will conclude preliminary round play Saturday with games against the Victoria Jokers (12 p.m.) and Prince George Bandits (8 p.m.).

The gold-medal game is slated for Sunday at 3 p.m. at Nor-Val.