The Everton Ridge Homes Bantam A2 Legends seized the gold medal in the Rock the House lacrosse tournament.
The Legends waxed the Mission Sasquatch 10-2 in Sunday’s final at Nor-Val Sports Centre.
Caden Doughty scored five times, his first coming early on a feed from Caeden Bellmann. Doughty found Griffin Evans for the second marker of the game.
Captain Caden Colemorgan clicked on a pass from Randall Toop, and Doughty added an unassisted goal before the recess.
Doughty added a deuce in the second frame and Colemorgan added another.
Doughty sniped again in the third period and Jacob Brewer added a pair.
“All the hard work has finally paid off for these kids. It finally all came together and to see how they can outwork other A2 teams in this province is very rewarding as a coach,” said Legends’ coach Casey Sherriff.
There were some heartfelt moments as the Legends honoured former teammate Miles Wohlford, who died in a boating accident last summer. The Legends received their gold medals from Miles’ mother, Randi Lund.
“We dedicated the tournament to Miles and it was special to have his mom, Randi, there to give these kids there gold medals. It’s a moment we will never forget,” said Sherriff.
The Legends knocked out Rockyview Rage 6-2 in the semis Sunday morning.
Ridge Meadows A2 downed the Legends 7-5 in the final round-robin tilt. Ridge Meadows built up a 3-0 lead until Brewer answered.
The Legends pushed back with a strong second when assistant captain Kale Black sniped a deuce and Colemorgen added a goal.
Doughty rang up one in the third.
The Legends snuffed out the Rage 7-1 Saturday morning at Hassen Arena.
Black pulled the hat trick, Colemorgen earned 2+1, and Brewer and Evans provided singles.
The Legends cruised to an 11-4 victory over the Sasquatch in their opener Friday night.
Brandon Matvenko and Brewer set up Doughty for the opening goal and Zack Gares scored a pair in the second.
Evans, Brewer and Doughty each added a goal in the second frame. Doughty erupted with five goals in the third period.
The Tim Horton/Source for Sports Legends Tyke 1 competed in a tournament down in Delta and left with a fistful of ties playing with nine runners.
Delta #2 froze the Legends 5-0 in the final. Blake Bell played goal and stopped numerous chances to keep the score close.
In Game 3, the Legends tied Delta #4 3-3.
Tyrell Palm, Nolan Wilson and Hudson Restiaux supplied the goals while Asher Kuiken stopped a flurry of shots in the final minutes to preserve the tie.
Palm’s hat-trick in Game 2 lifted the Legends to a 7-7 tie with Delta #5. Calder Barry sniped two goals and Kuiken and Restiaux added singles.
The Legends tied Delta #1 4-4 in their opener.
Kohl Hendrickson, Palm, Restiaux and Blake Bell took care of the offence with Barry making several key saves in net.
Despite starting a rookie netminder and dressing only 10 Novice#1 lacrosse runners, the Shepherd’s Hardware North Okanagan Legends struck gold at the John Witt Memorial Bellie Bowl in New Westminster.
The Legends clipped Coquitlam 6-5 in the gold-medal game, avenging an earlier loss in pool play. Zac Milne led the Legends with a pair of goals while Bradley Scabar, Teagan Evans, Colton Colemorgan and Jakob Friesen added singles.
Goalie Jace Collard saved the game by thwarting a Coquitlam breakaway with three seconds left.
“Our regular goalie was unable to attend and Jace stepped up and did a fantastic job,” said head coach Dave Evans. “He made the save of the weekend on a that shot with seconds left.”
The Legends opened the tournament with a 10-3 victory over Burnaby.
Colemorgan led the Legends with 4+1 while Milne notched two markers and a helper. Scabar (2), Evans (1+1), Friesen (2A) and Cam Ward (1A) added key offence. Collard, in his first goalie start, earned both the win and an assist.
Colemorgan was at his best Saturday, turning up the heat on the Salmonbellies. The second-year lacrosse player and Atom development hockey netminder netted a hat trick and assist in a 6-4 win.
Scabar (2) and Milne also tallied in support of Collard.
Colemorgan pulled the hatty as the Legends tied Port Coquitlam 5-5. Collard was marvellous in net, while Milne and Evans rounded out the scoring.
The Legends suffered their lone loss, 7-3 to Coquitlam, in their final pool game. They were second in pool play and earned the gold medal re-match with Coquitlam.
Chayse Brumpton, Aidan Wattie, Noah Pearson and Caiden Gloeckler all turned in stellar efforts and played excellent defence. Colemorgan (12-2) led the Legends in tourney scoring
The Semiahmoo Rock of White Rock won the game that mattered.
The Rock jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held off a furious North Okanagan Legends’ third-period comeback to take a 4-3 win in the bronze medal game of the Penticton Heat Midget B2 Lacrosse Barnburner tournament Sunday afternoon at Memorial Arena.
Player of the game Dakota Campen scored two beautiful goals to help spur the Legends’ comeback.
The Rock win avenged a 4-1 loss to the Legends Saturday afternoon in the sweltering heat in the final round-robin game for both teams. Nick Mann was named Legends’ player of the game.
North Okanagan opened the tournament by doubling the host Penticton Heat 4-2 Friday afternoon, with captain Reed Cashato named player of the game.
The Legends then lost 5-0 decision to the Port Coquitlam Saints Saturday morning, with Travis Aeichele earning North Okanagan player of the match.
North Okanagan tied Coquitlam, top finishers in the other pool, by allowing only eight goals against in their three round-robin games, thanks to stellar defensive play and the goaltending of Jordie Scherck.
The Tim Hortons Source for Sports North Okanagan Tyke #2 Legends wrapped up their regular season by icing Kamloops #1 1-0 and losing 5-4 to Kelowna #1.
Goaltender Chaton Tarcliff’s dad promised his son $20 for recording the shutout and the Legends came out with their best defensive effort, only conceding six shots. Reid Williamson scored.
The Legends, aiming at a perfect season, hit three posts that could have been the difference versus Kelowna.
Kohen Pounder sniped a pair, Waylen Stowards added a single with Williamson sniping one and setting up on a beauty feed.
Head coach Chad Pounder was very proud of how the boys played their hearts out right to the end.