Burnaby Lakers sink North Okanagan Legends in gold-medal final

Alexander Dolmat of the Burnaby Lakers (with ball) fends off a check from Grace Chartier of the North Okanagan Shepherd’s Hardware Legends during the gold-medal game of the B.C. Minor Lacrosse U15 C Division Championships Sunday, July 17, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. The Lakers defeated the Legends 9-6. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)Alexander Dolmat of the Burnaby Lakers (with ball) fends off a check from Grace Chartier of the North Okanagan Shepherd’s Hardware Legends during the gold-medal game of the B.C. Minor Lacrosse U15 C Division Championships Sunday, July 17, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. The Lakers defeated the Legends 9-6. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Aiker Cruikshank of the North Okanagan Shepherd’s Hardware Legends (11) makes a pass while being closely watched by Jayden Dhinjal of the Burnaby Lakers during the gold-medal game of the B.C. Minor Lacrosse U15 C Division Championships Sunday, July 17, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. Burnaby defeated North Okanagan 9-6. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)Aiker Cruikshank of the North Okanagan Shepherd’s Hardware Legends (11) makes a pass while being closely watched by Jayden Dhinjal of the Burnaby Lakers during the gold-medal game of the B.C. Minor Lacrosse U15 C Division Championships Sunday, July 17, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. Burnaby defeated North Okanagan 9-6. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Blake Bell and the North Okanagan Everton Ridge Homes Legends failed to make the win column at the B.C. Minor Lacrosse U15 A2 championships in Vernon July 14-17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)Blake Bell and the North Okanagan Everton Ridge Homes Legends failed to make the win column at the B.C. Minor Lacrosse U15 A2 championships in Vernon July 14-17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Mathis Paull (centre) of the North Okanagan Everton Ridge Homes Legends tries to split the Langley Thunder defence during B.C. Minor Lacrosse U15 A2 Division championship action at Kal Tire Place North. The Legends went 0-3. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)Mathis Paull (centre) of the North Okanagan Everton Ridge Homes Legends tries to split the Langley Thunder defence during B.C. Minor Lacrosse U15 A2 Division championship action at Kal Tire Place North. The Legends went 0-3. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Dreams of winning gold on their home floor for the North Okanagan Shepherd’s Hardware Legends were sunk in a lake of green.

The previously undefeated Legends fell 9-6 to the green-clad Burnaby Lakers in the B.C. Minor Lacrosse U15 C Division championship game Sunday morning, July 17, at Kal Tire Place.

The win avenged a 5-2 loss to North Okanagan in the preliminary round for the Lakers, who scored the first six goals of the game Sunday, and led 6-0 and 7-1 by periods.

Benjamin Lemke and Griffin Mill each scored twice for the Legends while Grace Chartier and Aiker Cruikshank added singles.

North Okanagan went 4-0 in the preliminary round, defeating Burnaby, the Mission Sasquatch 8-3 and 10-2, and the New Westminster Salmonbellies 13-6.

The North Okanagan Everton Ridge Homes Legends went 0-3 in the A2 Division. North OK fell 7-4 to the Langley Thunder, 8-6 to the Port Coquitlam Saints and 10-3 to the Saanich Tigers.

A total of 24 U15 teams in four divisions took part in the provincials, hosted by North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse at Kal Tire Place and Kal Tire Place North arenas.

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