Legends bounce back

The North Okanagan Butcher Boys Legends earned a weekend split in Pee Wee minor lacrosse action.

The North Okanagan Butcher Boys Legends earned a weekend split in Pee Wee minor lacrosse action.

After falling 6-5 to Kelowna Saturday at Hassen Arena, the Legends rebounded with a 9-4 win over Shuswap Sunday at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

In a hard-hitting affair led by big Isaac White, Butcher Boys used offence from James Francis, with a hat trick, Kayden Beauregard, with a pair, rookie Lucas Halvorson, Seth Waterstreet, Reece Hawthorne and Tanner Franje-Gilbert to secure the win over Shuswap.

Beauregard needed just 18 seconds to get the Legends on the board against Kelowna. Seth Waterstreet, with a deuce, James Francis and Franje-Gilbert also got in on the offence.

Earlier, Halvorson and Beauregard each collected a pair of goals and Franje-Gilbert added a single as the Legends fell 11-5 to Kamloops.

Tyler Langtry and Samual White shared netminding duties.

Meanwhile, Stephane Richard sniped three goals and added two helpers as the North Okanagan Legends #1 slammed the host Nicola Valley Thunder 7-2 in Bantam action Saturday at Shulus Arena in Merritt.

Darien Ottesen, with a pair, Francois Leroux and Dawson Boyce rounded out the scoring for North Okanagan, who rolled with just eight players.

The Legends took just one penalty to Nicola Valley’s nine.

The Legends then outlasted the Penticton Heat 5-4 in a back-and-forth game Sunday at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong.

The Legends Bantam #2 squad, sponsored by R-XTRA Storage Centre, thumped the Thunder 8-3 Saturday in Merritt.

North Okanagan started slow but came out strong in the second and third periods for a strong finish. Brett Olsen led the team with four goals and two assists. Jayden Jensen-Hunter 2+2, Chase Bronson 1+3 and Donte Nowell added a single to round out the scoring.

Sunday at Nor-Val, goalie Darnell Hauca was stellar in recording 35 stops as the Legends bowed 6-3 to the Heat.

The game remained close from start to finish until the Heat scored three goals in the final minutes. Jensen-Hunter provided two goals while Chandler Seely chipped in with a single.


Vernon Morning Star