The Vernon Tigers make it an official win streak with a 13-2 trouncing of the Armstrong Shamrocks in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Friday night at Nor-Val Sports Centre.
The Tigers (3-1)) are steam rolling everything in sight as the Cats have won three straight games 13-2.
“We’re going pretty good right now. It is real nice to be a part of,” said Tigers’ coach Keith Hanna.
The Shamrocks (2-0-2) came out flat and it cost them. The Tigers pounced on them with 12 goals in the first two frames.
“We were on our heels most of the night. Guys finally settled down in the third and it showed. It was our only productive period,” said Shamrocks’ head coach Brett Logan.
The Tigers are led by two runners that are hotter than a bottle rocket in July
Jordan Orr registered a hat trick and four assists and he sits comfortably atop league scoring with seven goals and 21 points.
Right behind him is Darryl Landels, who supplied with a hat trick and an assist in Armstrong. He sits second in TOJLL scoring with 12 goals and 18 points.
“Our offence is taking care of business right now. We got some guys who can flat out snipe,” said Hanna.
Aaron Jensen continues to be a stone-cold killer in net for the Tigers; he even recorded three assists. His 2.18 goals against average is a league best.
“Our defence has continued their fantastic play. They only allow shots to come from the outside, making it easier on Aaron,” said Hanna.
The Shamrocks were struggling with numbers at the beginning of the year, but have since had a few players return from college.
“We are still having guys return and learn the system, whereas the Vernon team, they have been playing together for a while. They are a good, fast team that knows how to play together,” said Logan.
Shamrocks’ goal scorers were Joel Castle and Marlon Forrest.
The Tigers brought up two midget players. Steel Pelletier got his first goal, while Brett Olsen was rewarded with some good minutes.
Other goal scorers for the Tigers were Braden Barr, Jay Seaton, Logan Revell and Mitchell Anderson.
Up next for the Tigers is a rematch against the Rocks Wednesday night in Armstrong.
The Shamrocks battled the South Okanagan Flames (1-0-1) this afternoon in Penticton. Kamloops Venom (3-0) is in first place.