Shamrocks chasing playoff berth

Morning Star Staff

The Armstrong Shamrocks will need some July 4 scoring fireworks to make the Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League playoffs.

The Shamrocks, who lost 11-5 to the South Okanagan Flames Sunday night at Penticton Memorial Arena, close the regular season Friday night against the Flames at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

That game will likely decide the fourth and final playoff berth. Both teams are 4-10.

Armstrong visits the last-place Kelowna Raiders (2-13) Thursday night at Memorial Arena. The Flames just have the one game remaining.

Chris Pond supplied five goals for South Okanagan, who held period leads of 4-2 and 7-2. The Shamrocks started with 12 runners and had nine by the end of the first period.

Mitch Brodt pulled the hat trick for the Flames, while Kaid Mcleod provuded 2+4 and Liam Kicher pocketed 1+4.

Armstrong got two goals apiece from Sam Hanley and Cam Nelson with Austin Pugh scoring once and drawing one helper.

Armstrong’s Midget call ups Shane Minnis (2) and Calvin Irmen (A) helped out with the Shamrock playmaking.

The Vernon Source For Sports Tigers (12-2) entertain South Okanagan tonight at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon closes the regular season Saturday night versus the first-place Kamloops Venom (14-1).

The Tigers host the provincial Junior B championships, August long weekend.



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