Thomas Landels (defensive player of the year

Vernon Tigers take honours

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse league officially wrapped its season with its recent awards ceremony in Kelowna

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse league officially wrapped its season with its recent awards ceremony in Kelowna.

The regular season champion Source For Sports Vernon Tigers – the first team in league history to record a perfect regular season at 16-0 – picked up several honours.

Chris Scabar was named coach of the year, an honour he shared with assistant Tyler Plante and team management, as the club finished 21-3 overall.

The Tigers lost the championship final to the Kamloops Venom in a fifth and deciding game at Kal Tire Place.

Thomas Landels was named the league’s best defensive player.

Aaron Jensen shared goaltender of the year honours with Dean Grimm of the South Okanagan Flames.

Jensen had a 7.30 goals against average and a .855 save percentage.

Rookie of the year was Jake Macleod from the Flames, while teammate Chris Pond was selected as most valuable player and won the league scoring title.

Jan Anton of the Venom was named executive of the year while Kelowna’s Lorne Craig was chosen as official of the year.


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