Flames torch ‘Rocks; Tigers still perfect

Six goals in the first period, six more in the third.

Six goals in the first period, six more in the third.

South Okanagan Flames fired 54 shots at netminder Cole Macfarlane in a 16-5 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League romp over the Armstrong Shamrocks Monday night in Penticton.

Chris Pond and Mitch Brodt – one-two, respectively, in league scoring – led the onslaught with nine points each.

Pond had 1+8, giving him 84 points on the year, 17 ahead of Brodt, who had four goals and five assists for the second-place Flames (7-5).

Kaid McLeod added 6+2 as South Okanagan built up period leads of 6-3 and 10-5 against the shorthanded Shamrocks (14 runners).

Marlon Forrest led Armstrong with 2+2, Nic Yadernuk had a pair of goals and Keegan Castle added the other as the Irish fired 35 shots at Flames’ goalie Dean Grimm.

The Shamrocks played without leading scorers Owen Barker (29g, 58 points) and Joel Castle (37 points).

Armstrong sits in fourth place at 4-8, three points back of the third-place Kamloops Venom.

The Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers and the Venom meet this evening for the second time in four nights at Kal Tire Place.

Face-off is at 7:30 p.m.

The Tigers improved to 12-0 Saturday, holding on to edge visiting Kamloops 7-6 in front of the largest crowd of the season.

Trailing 7-5, Kamloops was awarded a penalty shot with 34 seconds left in the contest after the Tigers’ Jordy Barr was whistled for delay of game for shooting the ball into an empty Kamloops net after the 30-second shot clock expired.

Tyler Seabrooke took the penalty shot and made  a great move to beat Tigers goalie Aaron Jensen, cutting the lead to one.

Kamloops (5-5-1) won the ensuing face-off and had the ball in Tigers territory but turned it over, ending any chance of earning a possib le draw.

Ryan Sarazin had three goals for Vernon, who led 2-1 after one period and 5-3 after 40 minutes.

Quintin Harrish had two goals while singles went to Jordan Orr and Ethan Anderson.

Jensen finished with 36 saves while the Tigers peppered 55 shots at Kamloops netminder Dalan Etter.