Tigers douse Flames

The Vernon Tigers continued their road warrior show by knocking off the South Okanagan Flames 13-2 Sunday afternoon at Memorial Arena.

The Vernon Tigers continued their road warrior show by knocking off the South Okanagan Flames 13-2 in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Sunday afternoon at Memorial Arena.

“We played our best 60 minutes this season. We are scoring by committee, our defence is playing great and we are getting consistent goaltending,” said Tigers’ assistant coach Keith Hanna.

The Tigers were led by Aaron Jensen in net. It was the second straight game he carried a shutout into the third period. Jensen has a microscopic goals against average of 2.00.

“He was tested early in this one; he looked a lot more polished than last game,” said Hanna.

Once Jensen allowed his first goal in the third, Hanna subbed in rookie backup Dylan Hiemstra for some action.

“Dylan looked good. He made a big save on a breakaway right off the bat,” said Hanna.

Tigers’ assistant captain Darryl Landels pulled a hat trick in the first period. He later added another goal and an assist. He has a team-high nine goals.

Vernon killed all six Flames’ powerplays, including a five-minute  slashing penalty in the second.

The Tigers have received scoring from everyone as they have sniped 26 goals in the past two games.

Sean Connors completed his hat trick in the third period. Other scoring for the Tigers came from Quinton Harrish with 2+2, Jordan Orr with 1+2 and Jay Seaton with a pair.

The Flames recieved a goal and an assist from Trevor Demody and a goal from Jacob Hollenbeck.

The Tigers continue their road trip as they head to Armstrong Friday night to battle the Shamrocks.