The North Okanagan Legends struck silver at the Kelowna Kodiaks Bantam A2 Lacrosse Tournament last weekend.
The Legends fell 15-6 to Richmond in the championship game Sunday in Rutland.
Richmond, who took 31 penalty minutes to the Legends’ 12, held period leads of 6-2 and 12-4. The Legends attempted to rally in the final period, but didn’t have the energy to stay up with the bigger Richmond team.
North Okanagan scoring came from Brady Marzocco (3), Brett Olsen (2+3) and Cameron Lock, assists coming from Conor Webb (2), Niklas Luttmerding and Chase Wirth.
Special teams played a big role in the outcome as North Okanagan scored four times on the powerplay, while Richmond scored on all but one of their man advantages.
In semifinal crossover play Sunday at Kelowna Memorial Arena, the Legends used 3+2 from Webb to brush back the host Kodiaks 7-5.
Other North Okanagan scoring came from Marzocco (2+2), Olsen (1+3) and Lock. Jakob Schweb and Mason McLennan each had one assist.
The Legends were outshot 41-40, the first time all season they have been outshot.
North Okanagan opened preliminary play by brushing back the Penticton Heat 12-3 Friday in Rutland.
Webb (3+2), Marzocco (3+1), Olsen (1+2), Schweb, Wirth, Nicholas Mann and McLennan handled the attack. Kayden Beauregard dialed up four assists and Jayden Jensen-Hunter had one.
The Legends kept rolling with a 7-0 win over the Coquitlam Adanaca Saturday at Kelowna Memorial.
Webb sizzled for 5+2 and Marzocco turned a deuce, while Schweb and Olsen each pocketed two assists.
Coquitlam racked up 41 penalty minutes, but the Legends were only able to convert twice on the powerplay.
Niklas Luttmerding recorded the hat trick as the Legends iced the Kamloops Rattlers 11-9 in Kelowna.
Wirth (2), Webb (1+3), Olsen (1+2), Mann, Marzocco, Beauregard and McLennan completed the offence for North Okanagan, who held period leads of 3-2 and 7-6. Schweb added an assist.
In Tyke play Sunday, North Okanagan #1 earned a draw and a win.
Brayden Schwaerzle and Nate Williamson handled the offence as the Legends drew Kelowna #2 5-5. Jaden Overend hustled for loose balls and Cameron Ward was extremely strong on defence. Tyler Martin was in net.
Matthew Marino earned the win as North Okanagan grounded Kamloops #1 4-2.
Schwaerzle, Tegan Evans, Max Beckner and Williamson collected goals, while Aidan Lawrence was stellar on defence.