Armstrong Shamrocks double Kelowna Raiders

Armstrong Shamrocks used strong third period to brush back Kelowna Raiders 12-6 Wednesday night.

Determined to make up for a lacklustre performance last Friday in Kamloops, the Armstrong Shamrocks rebounded with a 12-6 win over the Kelowna Raiders Wednesday night.

The Shamrocks did, however, give up the first goal of the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League tilt to Pho Heng, who rung one in off the post for an early Kelowna lead.

The Rocks replied with singles by Steve Clark, Jarrett Medhurst and Kriss Yargeau, who recently celebrated his 40th birthday.

The Raiders seemed to find their legs in the second frame, cashing in on some powerplay time, and adding a couple of nice transition goals. Former NCAA field player Ryan Sage, with a hat trick, Heng, and Jacob Illichman handled the offence in the middle frame.

Medhurst and Clark tallied for Armstrong to make it 6-5 Kelowna heading into the third.

The Shamrocks reeled off seven straight goals to pull away in the third period. Medhurst led the way with his third, fourth and fifth of the night, while Clark completed his hat trick, Pat Nelson pocketed a deuce and Jamie Cockerill supplied a single.

Netminder Chad Pieper had 48 saves for the win. Ryan Brabander made 44 stops for the Raiders.

Vernon Morning Star