The Vernon Source for Sports Tigers are beginning to gear up for the B.C. Junior B Lacrosse Championships at Kal Tire Place.
“I gave them a few days off to rest up their bumps and bruises,” said Tigers’ coach Myles Brumpton. “It is good to get away from lacrosse for a few days.”
The Tigers got back into the swing of things tonight and will practise once more before the tourney opens.
“We are going to work on our special teams and throw in some different scenarios. The teams we will see play a more hybrid game than what we saw in our league this year. It is more of a mix between field and box lacrosse,” said Brumpton.
The Thompson Okanagan champion Tigers host the West Coast Junior Lacrosse League champion Delta Islanders (15-0-1) Saturday night.
“We can look up their games and ask people about the teams, but until you go up against them, you really don’t know what you are up against,” said Brumpton.
The Tigers battle the Kamloops Venom (14-1-1)in an all TOJLL meeting Sunday. The Tigers downed the Venom 3-1 in a dramatic final. The Venom are the only team this year who were absent from last year’s provincials in Burnaby.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better series to get us ready for provincials,” said Brumpton.
The opening ceremonies take place 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday. Following the ceremonies, the Tigers will take on the defending provincial champion Saanich Tigers (10-6) of the Pacific Northwest Junior League at 6 p.m.
Former Tiger Mason Limb makes his return to Vernon this weekend. Limb was a member of the 2013 Tigers and now plays for the Delta Islanders.
The holiday Monday features the consolation game at 9 a.m. and the championship at 12:30 p.m. both at Kal Tire Place.
Former Armstrong Shamrock Brett Hawrys is playing in the B.C. Junior A Lacorsse League final with the Coquitlam Adanacs.
New Westminster Salmonbellies downed the Adanacs 13-8 Monday night at the Coquitlam Sports Centre to knot the series 2-2.
Hawrys has played in each game and has recorded three assists.