It was special night for rookies as the Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tigers shelled the Kelowna Raiders 14-0 in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place.
First-year Tanner Gilbert pulled the hat trick and added one assist, while rookie Curtis Hiebert recorded his first career Junior goal and Midget call-up Derek Pereboom shared the shutout with veteran Darnell Hauca.
Jake Pelletier provided 2+3 for the Tigers before being ejected in the third period for a fight with Kelowna penalty leader Cole Koski.
Kyle Cuzzetto, with a deuce, Thomas Landels, with 1+2 and Jared Reid completed the Vernon offence. Conor Webb supplied five assists and Kolten Kirschner pocketed three. The Cats held period leads of 7-0 and 12-0.
Vernon improved to 5-1 in first place, while the Raiders fell to 0-6. Vernon hosts the Armstrong Shamrocks Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place.
The North Okanagan Legends won two of three in Bantam B action last weekend.The Legends posted a 6-4 win over Kelowna Saturday morning with Tayber McLean scoring first off a pass from Chayton Marchand. Joey Mazzei and Owen Swiscoski, and Alex Dugas added snipes to round out the first period.
The second period saw Conner Robertson, assisted by Tye Krause, the lone scorer. Kelowna rallied in the third, but Eli Bruce, from Krause, closed things out.
Kamloops took advantage of a wicked powerplay and stormed the Legends 11-2 Saturday afternoon.
McLean, from Mazzei, counted North Okanagan’s first goal. Newcomer Savanna Sapergia converted from Mazzei in the third period.
McLean pulled the hat trick as the Legends dispatched host Penticton 6-3 Sunday.
Krause opened the scoring, ssisted by Zach Young. McLean (from Connor Robertson) and Krause (Mazzei ) also clicked in the first period.
McLean from Mazzei, and Kole Watson from McLean in the second made it 5-1 Legends after two periods. McLean, unassisted, netted his third.
The Legends are in the New Westminster Hyack Invitational this weekend.
The North Okanagan Novice 3 Super 8 Legends had a busy Mother’s Day weekend, losing 8-1 to the Shuswap Outlaws Saturday at Kal Tire Place and then tying host Kamloops #2 7-7 and losing 9-3 to Kamloops #1 Sunday.
Ari Manson scored for the Legends in their loss.
Kobe Maltman busted loose for a whopping six goals against Kamloops #2 with Nathan Rinkel adding a single.
The tired Legends got a deuce from Maltman and one from Jaxon Wadsworth in their third game. Chayton Tardiff was stellar in net and Kaiuss Dusel was noted for some crushing defense.