Brett Olsen of the Vernon Tigers was selected as Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s most valuable player. (Photo submitted)

Brett Olsen of the Vernon Tigers was selected as Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s most valuable player. (Photo submitted)

Olsen named league MVP

Vernon Tigers forward Brett Olsen chosen top player in TOJLL

Vernon Tigers sniper Brett Olsen has been named the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s most valuable player.

Olsen was given the honour at the league’s annual general meeting in Vernon.

“I was surprised as there are a lot of good guys playing in the league,” said Olsen. “I didn’t expect it all.”

Olsen had 35 goals and 30 assists for 65 points, helping the Tigers to a 12-4 record. The team lost the league championship series in a fifth and deciding game to the hometown Kamloops Venom.

Tigers’ general manager Duane Barr was named the league’s executive of the year.

Two members of the Armstrong Shamrocks picked up some hardware.

Goalie Connor Senn was named rookie of the year and Jim Point was selected coach of the year.

Connor Walton of the South Okanagan Flames was the league’s top scorer. Kamloops Venom veteran Brady Georget was chosen as the league’s best defensive player and teammate Matt Hans was named top goalie.

Kelowna’s Corinne Almas was named volunteer of the year and Devon Craig of Kelowna was picked as the top official.

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