Morning Star Staff
The Armstrong Shamrocks used a foreign arena to win the Rowcliffe Cup as regular-season champions in the Thompson-Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League.
Joel Castle pocketed three goals and two helpers as the Shamrocks grounded the Kelowna Raiders 7-5 Friday night at Kal Tire Place.
With only 10 runners, the Shamrocks lost 12-9 to the Rattlers Sunday night at Kamloops Memorial Arena to finish 7-3.
The Shaw Cup semifinal series between Kelowna and Kamloops opens July 22.
Chris Kerssens posted 4+2 as the Rattlers enjoyed period leads of 6-3 and 11-8. AJ Lockwood supplied 3+3,.
Castle rang up 3+1, while Sanders earned 2+3 and Jamie Cockerill added 2+2 for the Shamrocks. Aaron Green and Brandon Northcott produced singles. Each team took one minor.
Nolan Frame, with a deuce, Sanders and Cockerill completed the offence against Kelowna with Chad Pieper brilliant in the Irish net.
The Raiders got production from Joe Brown, Ryan Lindstrom, Matt Gorges and Nick Evans.
Meanwhile, the North Okanagan Midget A2 Village Green Hotel Legends finished their season by winning their division before losing 10-3 to Team Saskatchewan in the final at a Canada Day tournament in Calgary.
The Legends rang up 50 goals with goalie Jordie Scherck only giving up 16.
The Legends welcomed back captain Kayden Beauregard from injured reserve.
Kaden Doughty fired six goals and Caden Colemorgan added five as the Village Green opened with a 13-4 ambushing of High River.Singles came from Thomas Mackiewich and .Tanner Franje-Gilbert.
The Legends then busted open a 4-4 tie and stopped Sherwood Park 13-6 with Doughty getting seven goals, Cam Work earning his first two of the season and singles going to Randel Toop, Seth Waterstreet, Colemorgan and James Francis.
Doughty garnered five goals and the Legends worked the ball around big time in a 15-2 win over Edmonton Saturday morning.
Franje-Gilbert Tanner, Colemorgan and Dakota Campen each dialed deuces, while Waterstreet, Francis, Beauregard and Mackiewich added singles.
Defensive monsters Kael Black and Tyler Langtry and call-up Michael Jmio fit in well getting two assists for the tournament.
The Legends brushed off the Calgary Hornets 9-4 in a very physical game Saturday afternoon with Doughty getting five snipes and Colemorgan four.
“This team has showed a lot of heart all year with the suspensions and injuries, and they came together and played excellent,” said North Okanagan coach Kevin Beauregard.
“This was a fun group to coach all year and placing second in a major tournament was a great way to finish the season. I was very proud of all of them.”