The North Okanagan Lightning wrapped up their Tykes lacrosse season in Kelowna last weekend with a 10-1 victory over Nicola Valley, and a 5-4 thriller win over Kelowna.
Rookie sensation Ryder Ritchie potted his second of the game late in the third period to give the Lightning the win over Kelowna. The Lightning finished 9-1 on the season.
The Bolts were anchored on defence with rock-solid second-year veterans Jayden McKim, Zachary and Jonathan Milne and Zack Casagrande. Stellar goaltending was provided by Kellen Mooney.
Up front, the Lightning were ignited by centre Bradley Scabar and Nate Williamson, while Jace Collard, Chase Brumpton, Hunter Hamilton-Williams, CJ and Kai Maleniza and Ritchie rounded out the Lightning offence.
Said Lightning head coach Mike Casagrande: “The kids really came together as a team this year and their hard work paid off. They’re not an easy group to play against.”
Meanwhile, the North Okanagan Co-op/Gilberts Parts Depot Legends #1 ended Novice playoffs with a 13-1 loss to the No. 1 seed Penticton Heat Saturday at Kal Tire Place.
Chayton Marchand scored the lone goal for the weary Legends against the top-seeded Heat.
North Okanagan began Saturday with a thrilling 8-7 win over the Kelowna Kodiaks #2 team.
Levi Vanderdeen opened the scoring 11 seconds into the game. Tye Krause added five goals and one assist, and Peyton Storey added a pair.