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The Kamloops Venom lost four straight games and were eliminated from the national junior B lacrosse championship — The Founders Cup — in Six Nations, Ont.
Kamloops fell 7-6 to the Manitoba Gryphons in Game 1 before losing 18-6 to the hometown Six Nations Rebels on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
The Venom held a 6-5 lead until 16:03 of the third period against Manitoba, when the Gryphons scored to tie the game.
Manitoba scored 31 seconds later to take the lead.
Scoring for the Venom were Quinn Smith, Ryan Landels, Chris Pond, Rob Peterson, Kyle Pauwels and Kyle McLellan.
Mitch Horsman backstopped Kamloops.
Smith (3), Blaine Boomer, Brady Jorgensen and Riley Donahue scored for the Venom against the Rebels.
Horsman and Cody Cook split time in Kamloops’ net.
The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League champions lost 8-7 to Nova Scotia on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Nova Scotia scored the game-winning goal at 14:30 of the third frame.
Smith (3), McLellan, Peterson, Jorgensen and Jamie Forster scored for the Venom, who went with Cook between the pipes.
The Venom were beaten 14-4 by the Calgary Mountaineers on Thursday, Aug. 16.
Forster, Boomer, Peterson and Blair Hardman netted goals for Kamloops.
Cook and Horsman shared goaltending duties.
The medal- and trophy-deciding games are slated for Sunday, Aug. 19.
Quebec, the Saskatchewan SWAT, the Akwesasne Indians and the Onondaga Red Hawks make up Group A.
Six Nations has won three of the last five national championships.