The Shepherd’s Hardware North Okanagan Purple Legends went 1-3 in their Rock the House novice lacrosse tournament at Kal Tire Place last weekend.
The Legends edged Shuswap 4-2 Friday night. Brayden Schwaerzle sniped two goals and an assist as he was named game MVP.
Zack Milne and Brady Kuziw chipped in with singles. J.J. Milne recorded an assist and won the Heart and Hustle award.
The Purple Legends opened the tourney with a 14-3 loss to Kamloops Friday afternoon.
J.J. Milne opened the scoring from Zack Casagrande, in the first. Carston Disher scored from Tegan Evans in the second and Schwaerzle added one in the third.
The Legends lost 8-2 to Alberta Foothills Saturday.Schwaerzle and Evans had the goals.
The North Okanagan Novice #2 R Xtra Storage Yellow Legends brushed back the Purple Legends 7-2 in the final game of the tournament.
Clayton Wallace opened the scoring for Purple and was named game MVP.
J.J. Milne sniped one in the second period, and Brady Kuziw won the Heart and Hustle award.
The same teams met in league play Monday night with R Xtra Storage blanking the Legends 6-0 at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.
Devin Jameson took over the league scoring lead with a hat trick, while William Holmes, Jesse Goodwin and Seth Burton added singles. Nathan Tishenko logged the shutout and was game MVP.
Okotoks of Alberta, Penticton and the West Kootenays rounded out the tourney.
In Midget B play, the North Okanagan Super 8 Legends tied the Kelowna Kodiaks 5-5 Sunday.
Tiege Doughty won a ton of loose balls with his speed and was awarded for his aggression with two goals.
Nick Mann and Brett Williams unleashed a few rockets from inside the house for snipes, while Dawson Boyce shook off defenders and scored his second goal of the week.
“A couple of questionable calls and non-calls could have been the difference, we feel that the kids won that game. We were proud of how they are coming along and never giving up,” said Legends’ head coach Travis Mann.
Brody Drydyk and Hayden McLean created turnovers with their physicality and goalie Franciois Leroux Jr. played his best game yet.
The Kodiaks clipped the Legends 4-2 earlier in the week. Travis Aeichele displayed crisp passing as he set up Chase Bronson for the Legends’ first tally.
Boyce was battling at the side of the Kodiaks net when Conor Forrest found him on a very similar play for the Legends’ second goal. Riley Swiscoski, Tyler Riva, Aeichele and Forrest controlled most of the Legends’ play, while Kurtis Banks played strong, physical defence.
The Super 8 crew are in Merritt Saturday for an afternoon tilt with Nicola Valley and then take on the Kodiaks Saturday, June 7 at Kelowna Memorial.
The North Okanagan Midget A2 Legends host Kamloops Sunday, June 22 at Nor-Val.
The Bantam A2s entertain Kamloops Sunday in Armstrong (4 p.m., Nor-Val.