Tigers turn it around

The Vernon Source for Sports Tigers cooked the Kamloops Venom 14-9 Sunday afternoon at Kal Tire Place.

The Vernon Source for Sports Tigers cooked the Kamloops Venom 14-9 in Game 2 of the B.C. Junior B Lacrosse tournament Sunday afternoon at Kal Tire Place.

In a must win game, the Tigers answered the call.

“Complete 180 from yesterday. Today we took time and space away from their shooters and that was the difference,” said Tigers’ coach Myles Brumpton.

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League champion Tigers (1-1) got on the board in the first when Jordan Orr grabbed an errand pass off the boards and sniped near side. He added three more goals as Ryan Sarazin continues to sizzle with two goals and four helpers. Connor Buick had a pair of snipes and three helpers, assistant captain Darrell Landels added a pair of goals, as singles came from Quintin Harrish, Jay Seaton and Bayne Bosquet.

The Venom (1-1) only recorded three shots in the first period, but came out in the second and gave the Tigers all that they could handle.

“I thought we were ready for the Tigers push today. We knew they weren’t going to get embarrassed twice on their home floor,” said Venom coach Gord Hardman.

One third of the Venom super line had a huge night. Kyle Pauwels bagged four genos and three helpers as Kamloops’s top-scorer Brady Jorgensen was held in check with two goals. Blaine Boomer, Riley Peterson and Marc DuMont added singles.

It’s an all Tiger match-up tonight as the Vernon Tigers host the Saanich Tigers (0-1) tonight at 6:00 p.m. at Kal Tire Place with a trip to the gold medal game on the line.

The consolation game goes tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. with the gold medal game following it at 12:30 p.m. at Kal Tire Place.