North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse player Stephane Richard has earned a spot on the Team B.C. midget squad.
Richard and fellow North Okanagan teammate Chase Wirth made the top-30 following tryouts in Langley last weekend. Richard and Wirth were among six Interior players to make the final 30.
While the pair were in Langley, their North Okanagan Village Green Hotel Midget A teammates were winning two of three weekend games.
The Legends swept a Sunday doubleheader in Armstrong from the Kamloops Rattlers by scores of 6-2 and 13-4.
Thomas Mackiewich, normally a runner for North Okanagan, made his box lacrosse goaltending debut in the nightcap and was pitching a shutout through two periods with his teammates scoring nine goals in support.
Mackiewich even threw a long ball to Brady Marzocco, who scored, earning an assist.
Marzocco finished with three goals. Brett Olsen, Jake Pelletier and Nik Luttmerding had two each and singles went to Cam Lock, Riley Swiscoski and Mason McLennan.
Bantam call-up Troy Cuzzetto played in goal in the opener for North Okanagan. Marzocco had 3+2, Luttmerding added 1+1 and single went to Pelletier, Lock and Connor Webb.
Penticton Heat recorded a 7-3 win over the Legends Saturday, scoring three unanswered third period goals to solidify the victory.
Legend goals came from Pelletier, Swiscoski and Amy Fox.
Merritt’s Nicola Valley Thunder swept a Thompson Okanagan Midget B2 Lacrosse League doubleheader from the North Okanagan Super 8 Legends Sunday in Armstrong.
The Thunder won the opener 4-1 at the Nor-Val Sports Centre, and took the nightcap 8-2.
Seth Waterstreet and Dawson Boyce scored for Super 8 in Game 2 while Brody Drydyk had the lone goal in the first game, set up by Reed Cashato.
The Legends opened the weekend at the Nor-Val Sports Centre Saturday, rallying from a 3-1 first-period deficit to beat the Penticton Heat 5-3.
It was the Legends’ first league win of the season.
Chase Bronson and Dakota Campen each had two goals for North Okanagan while Boyce added the other to support the stellar play of goalie Jordie Scherck.
Head coach Travis Mann singled out Bronson, Scherck and forward Shelby Connors for outstanding play in the win over Penticton.
The two teams meet for a fifth time this afternoon in the opener of the Heat’s tournament.
Each team has won twice (North Okanagan downed Penticton in the Legends’ tournament in May).
A stellar weekend was turned in by the North Okangan Tyke #2 Tim Hortons Source for Sports Legends as they won two and tied two at sweltering Kamloops Memorial Arena.
Kohen Pounder’s two goals lifted the Legends to a 5-2 victory over Kamloops. Kobe Maltman, Reid Williamson and Waylen Stowards added singles.
Arel Ciccone stopped 10 of 12 shots on net.
The Legends played great stick-on-stick defence as they iced Kamloops 7-2 in the nightcap.
Pounder pulled a hat trick with Stowards registering a duece. Kain Yargeau and Williamson each sniped a goal.
Maltman made nine stops between the pipes.
The Legends battled to a 6-6 tie on Sunday with another Kamloops entry.
Maltman was Mr. Everything as he sniped three goals. Stowards, Williamson and Pounder also found the back of the net.
The Legends ended the weekend with a 3-3 draw when Brody Donnelly turned away 11 Kamloops’ shots.
Head coach Chad Pounder is really impressed by the improvements the kids have made this season.