Aiden Wattie of Fix Auto Legends #3 checks Grady Krause of the Legends #2 in North Okangan Novice lacrosse action Thursday night at Kal Tire Place. The teams ran to a thrilling 6-6 tie.

Aiden Wattie of Fix Auto Legends #3 checks Grady Krause of the Legends #2 in North Okangan Novice lacrosse action Thursday night at Kal Tire Place. The teams ran to a thrilling 6-6 tie.

Tigers meet Flames Saturday night

The Vernon Tigers have a chance to pad their first-place lead Saturday night at Kal Tire Place against the Okanagan Okanagan Flames.

Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers had a chance to pad their lead atop the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League Saturday at home.

The Tigers took on the South Okanagan Flames at Kal Tire Place. Vernon (10-1-1) entered the game with a two-point lead on the Flames (9-4-1) having extended its winning streak to nine and unbeaten run to 10 games Thursday in Kelowna with an 11-6 win over the Raiders.

In Kamloops, the third-place Venom (9-4) took care of the Flames 13-6.

Jordy Barr, Ethan Anderson and Thomas Landels each scored twice for the Tigers, who enjoyed period leads of 5-1 and 8-4.

Chris Inscho, Conor Webb, Jake Pelletier, Sean Connors and Steele Pelletier – who added three assists – scored single goals for Vernon.

Raiders goalie Tristan Parece ended up making 55 saves, including 21 in the opening period, while Tigers towering counterpart Jeremy Gray finished with 36 saves.

Vernon plays its final four games of the regular season at home, three of them against South Okanagan (two) and Kamloops.

The Tigers paid tribute before Saturday night’s game to former assistant coach Tom Frame, who died suddenly earlier this year.

The team presented Frame’s wife, Barb, and sons Nolan and Tom Junior with flowers, and held two minutes of silence for the popular coach.

Tom Frame Sr. died Feb. 24 from an aortic dissection. The highly popular oldtimers hockey goalie and skier was 58.

The Armstrong Shamrocks (1-11) played in Kamloops Friday night. Armstrong is two points back of Kelowna (2-11) for the final playoff spot.

Meanwhile, it was a minor lacrosse Novice thriller Thursday at Kal Tire as the North Okanagan Fix Auto  #3 Legends and the North Okanagan #2 Legends ran to a 6-6 tie.

It was 2-2 after 20 minutes and 4-4 after two periods with Aidan Wattie netting the 6-6 equalizer for the Fix Auto crew with 10 seconds remaining.

Wattie and Mattias Roth each supplied deuces for Fix Auto, while Waylen Stowards and Tyrell Palm added singles. Callum Roth pocketed once clutch assist in support of Taylor Robinson-Swanson.

Charlie Swatz produced 2+1 for the # Legends, while Teigan Kelly also dialed a deuce. Grady Krause counted 1+1 and Maguire Nicholson also scored once.

Sun Valley Source For Sports brushed back the Nicola Valley Thunder 3-1 in Tyke 2 minor lacrosse play Saturday at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Tyler McIntyre scored once and set up another for the sports crew, additonal goals coming from Conner Johnson and Wyatt Stowards. Cohen Bailey was stellar in net.

Tim Hortons North Okanagan Pee Wee B’s went 0-4 in their Rock the House home tournament.

“There were some good things happening out there and all the kids were really improving,” said North Okanagan coach Mike Fox. “Most important though is that they are having fun.”

Bryce Mellors, Evan Hopkins, and Eden Fox displayed heart while showing they can deliver some big hits.

Zach Young, Jacob McConnachie, and Kal-LeeBonneau cleared the house, while Chayton Marchand, Dayson Romain, and Jakob Friesen displayed some pinpoint passing. Gabe James, Cameron Ward, Shelby Richard and Connor Robertson were excellent in setting up the planned plays set out by coach Fox. Olivia Wattle, Eden Fox, Shelby Richard and Caiden Gloecker recieved the ‘Mr. Big’ awards, while Nate Benn, Bryce Gullickson, Kal-Lee Bonneau, and Adam Zimmerman were awarded the game MVPs.