Legends earn fourth

North Okanagan Legends finish fourth in the Bantam division at the 36th annual Canada Day Tournament in Calgary.

The North Okanagan Legends ended their box lacrosse season with a fourth-place finish in the Bantam division at the 36th annual Canada Day Tournament in Calgary.

The event is the largest box tourney in North America, and the Legends were the only Canadian team to reach the final four. They bowed 11-3 to a Denver team in the bronze-medal game.

Trailing 5-1 after one period (goal supplied by Connor Webb), North Okanagan had a difficult time recovering, getting singles from Jayden Hunter and Jack Lambert.

The Legends started the tournament by grounding Quesnel 3-2, backstopped by superb goaltending from Brad Gorrigan. Jake Pelletier, with a pair, and Webb, scoring the winner on a breakaway, handled the offence.

North Okanagan then fell 9-1 to team from Washington, but rebounded with an 8-5 stuffing of the Calgary Sabercats.

The Pelletier brothers were strong again, with a hat trick coming from Jake, and two goals and some solid two-way play by captain Steele.

Jack Lambert was great on the penalty kill and helped the offence with a single, as did Brady Marzocco and Kieran Watts.

North Okanagan ended the round-robin with a 7-3 decision over Edmonton.

The Pelletier brothers were good for five goals, Webb added a goal and two assists, and Marzocco collected a single. Assists came from Hunter, Lambert and Travis Aeichele.