Drayden Harshenin of the North Okanagan Super 8 B Legends gets past Bradley Selgensen of the Delta Islanders Saturday at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Drayden Harshenin of the North Okanagan Super 8 B Legends gets past Bradley Selgensen of the Delta Islanders Saturday at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Legends strike Rocking silver

The North Okanagan Super 8 Legends had little left in the tank for the final of their o Rock The House Midget B lacrosse tournament

Morning Star Staff

The North Okanagan Super 8 Legends had little left in the tank for the final of their own four-team Rock The House Midget B lacrosse tournament in Armstrong.

Down to just eight runners due to absences and injuries suffered in the tourney, the Legends fell 10-1 to the Kelowna Kodiaks in Sunday’s gold-medal game at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Adam Mitchell scored five consecutive goals for the Kodiaks, who went 5-0 to claim gold.

The Kodiaks led the finale 5-0 after one period and 7-1 after two.

Drayden Harshenin had the only goal for the Legends, who gutted out a gritty 7-3 semifinal win over the Delta Islanders Sunday morning with only nine runners, and lost sniper Sean Howard to a shoulder injury late in the game.

After falling behind 1-0, Sam Knox sparked a four-goal first-period outburst with a breakaway  marker, as the Legends led 4-1 after 20 minutes, and increased the margin to 6-2 after 40 minutes.

Griffin Evans had three goals for North Okanagan while singles went to Amy Fox, Howard and Harshenin, who took game MVP honours for his relentless hustle.

The win avenged a 3-2 round-robin loss to the Islanders, who scored three unanswered goals in the final period.

Wyatt Fowler and Harshenin scored for the Legends with goalie Troy Cuzzetto named game MVP. Cuzzetto was a rock all weekend despite playing with a nasty head cold.

The Legends were 1-2 in the preliminary round.

They opened Friday with a 6-1 loss to the Kodiaks. Howard scored while Harshenin was MVP.

North Okanagan finished off with an 8-3 win over the Kamloops Rattlers, with Macey Drabiuk taking a pass from Knox and scoring a beauty of a shot for the winner before leaving the game and the tournament with a severe ankle sprain.

The game also featured the first-ever goal by the Legends’ Michael Jmio, on a breakway, on a sweet pass from Fox.

Jacob Brewer earned game MVP honours for his four goals while single markers went to Fox and Evans.

Delta beat Kamloops 10-6 in the bronze-medal match.

The North Okanagan Pee Wee A2s finished fourth in the Kamloops Pee Wee Lacrosse Tournamen .

The Legends lost a tough 6-3 bronze- medal match to Juan de Fuca Whalers    Sunday. Zack Casagrande, Andrew Brown and Jacob Fox notched goals.

Tyler Martin turned in a stellar goaltending performance in all five games.

The Legends lost the Sunday morning semifinal 12-2 to Saanich Tigers, a team they’d fought to a thrilling 4-2 loss on Saturday night. In other round-robin games, the Legends defeated Mission 9-7 and lost 8-6 to Abbotsford.

Comprised mostly of first-year Pee Wees, the Legends played tough and spirited under head coach Ryan Williamson.

The North Okanagan Tim Hortons/Source for Sports Tyke #1 won 12-9 over Kelowna #2 and outlasted the Nicola Valley Thunder of Merrritt 12-8 in Penticton.

Blake Bell pocketed six goals versus Kelowna, while Shanahan Gare and Asher Kuiken each pulled hat tricks. Trevor McEachnie had 2+1 in support of a stellar Max Power.

Scoring their first goals of the season against the Thunder were Jacob Glover and Tanner Orton (2).

Gare recorded the hat trick, while Kuiken and Bell each produced deuces and singles went to Power and Calder Barry.  Assists went to McEachnie (2), Arlen Michaud, Barry, Ethan Sauer, and Chloe Collins.