Legends lock up first place

The Nor-Val Rentals/ Hi-Pro Pee Wee A2 Legends brushed back the Kelowna Kodiaks 8-7 in a make-up Pee Wee A2 lacrosse game Tuesday night at Civic Arena, earning first place at 10-0-2.

The Nor-Val Rentals/ Hi-Pro Pee Wee A2 Legends brushed back the Kelowna Kodiaks 8-7 in a make-up Pee Wee A2 lacrosse game Tuesday night at Civic Arena, earning first place at 10-0-2.

The Legends came out hard and never trailed, using clutch defence to fend off a strong Kodiaks’ push for the equalizer. It was the Legends’ first win over the Kodiaks this season.

Goals came from Jake Pelletier (2+1), Conor Webb and Jayden Hunter, each with 1+2, Brady Marzocco, Stephane Richard and Jaxson Cummings, all with 1+1, and Dawson Boyce.

“Both North Okanagan and Kelowna are very equal teams using different systems,” said Legends’ head coach Harold Mann. “We look forward to the provincial championships coming here next month (July 6-8) and believe the Kelowna Kodiaks are favoured to be the second team that will qualify for our zone.”

Said assistant coach Kent Connors: “The local zone will be represented by two strong teams and hope to do well. Our team is looking good going into the provincials with one player – Nicholas Mann – mending injury from a game last Saturday in Armstrong. We are hoping he will be ready to play as his strong defensive style of play will be greatly needed.”

The North Okanagan Just Rocks Pee Wee 3 Legends were all over the map on Sunday with a 9-2 win over the Kelowna Kodiaks, then falling 6-4 to the Penticton Heat, at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

The Legends gave the Kodiaks the boot in their first game as Tiege Doughty and Curtis Hubert started things off with a goal each in the first period.

Doughty was superb with two more in the second for his hat trick. Captain Chandler Seely netted a goal in the second as well, assisted by Rhys Larsen.

It was a close game until the Kodiaks went into hibernation in the third period and the Legends reeled off four goals. Dylan Duval supplied the first one, assisted by Tanner Gilbert.

Gilbert fired the next one, with assists from Hubert and Seth Waterstreet. Hubert got another with help from Gilbert, while Stirling Peters ended the scoring with an assist from Doughty. Goalie Brad Gorrigan was on top of his game.

The second game of the day found the Legends sweating it out against The Heat with Doughty jumpstarting the attack only 18 seconds in.

The Legends didn’t register another goal until Evan Winther scored midway through the second period. The Legends tried to rally in the third period with Doughty and Winther each scoring, but ran out of steam. Kudos went to Chelsea Landry for outstanding work on defence.