SOUTH OKANAGAN FLAMES goalie Charles Nicholas makes a key save against the Kelowna Raiders with teammates Tanner Thompson (12) and Mitch Brodt (15) watching and Raider Riley Stewart (19) trying to get free. The Flames won the game at Memorial Arena 9-4.

SOUTH OKANAGAN FLAMES goalie Charles Nicholas makes a key save against the Kelowna Raiders with teammates Tanner Thompson (12) and Mitch Brodt (15) watching and Raider Riley Stewart (19) trying to get free. The Flames won the game at Memorial Arena 9-4.

Flames burn Raiders in lacrosse home opener

South Okanagan Flames get offence in key times to defeat the Kelowna Raiders in their home opener.

The South Okanagan Flames opened the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League season with a 9-4 win over the Kelowna Raiders at Memorial Arena Monday.

Mitch Brodt led the Flames attack with a hat trick, Connor Walton and Tanner Thompson each scored twice with Kaid McLeod and Cooper Holick adding a goal apiece.

“I think we did unreal for a first game,” said Thompson. “It’s only going to get better from here.”

Thompson said the Flamers excelled at tracking down balls and played with heart. Thompson said the win was important as it will give the group some confidence.

Flames assistant coach Carl Walton said the group played well despite some players returning to the roster after finishing school.

The Flames’ next three games are at home in Memorial Arena, beginning May 4 at 3 p.m.

 

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