The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers junior lacrosse team grabbed a huge 12-9, Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacosse league victory in Penticton over the weekend.
Playing the South Okanagan Flames, who are coming off a tie to the Kelowna Kodiaks, the match promised to be a back-and-forth affair.
The Tigers came out firing early, scoring four in the opening ten minutes. Cole Gartner lit the lamp twice, along with Caden Peters and Nate Williamson.
The Flames would finally get on the board later in the frame, as the teams traded goals into the break, with the Tigers up 6-3.
In the second, Vernon poured it on, with two more Peters’ goals, along with one from Tayber Mclean and another from Gartner to put the visitors up by seven, 10-3.
In what seemed like an easy victory, got more difficult late, as the Flames scored six times in the third to make the game close. However, goalie Riley Lockhurst would shut the door with 29 total saves, to give the Tigers a 12-9 win.
Gartner and Peters each had a hat trick, while Aidan Wattie’s two goals was supplemented with three assists.
The Tigers next match will be from the Rutland Twin Arena in Kelowna against the winless Kodiaks. Game start is 7 p.m on Saturday, April 29.
The senior Tigers were also in action on Saturday. They battled the Armstrong Shamrocks from the Nor-Val Arena in Armstrong.
The Shamrocks dominated, winning 17-2, to hand the Tigers their third consecutive loss.