Flames down Venom in Oliver to earn first TOJLL title

The South Okanagan Flames are Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League champions for the first time in the league’s 20-season history.

South Okanagan scored with 32.3 seconds remaining in the third period and held on to knock off the Kamloops Venom 5-4 in Game 4 of the best-of-five championship series on Thursday in Oliver.

The Flames, who won the series 3-1, will advance to the junior B provincial championship.

Kamloops, which was swept 3-0 by the Vernon Tigers in the 2018 final, forced Game 4 with a 9-7 win at Memorial Arena on Tuesday.

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