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Kamloops Venom, Kelowna Kodiaks win one apiece on Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League opening weekend

The Kamloops-Kelowna rivalry appears to be alive and well in the Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League ranks. Opening weekend included a pair of games featuring the Kamloops Venom and Kelowna Kodiaks, with each team picking up a victory at home.

The Kamloops-Kelowna rivalry appears to be alive and well in the Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League ranks.

Opening weekend included a pair of games featuring the Kamloops Venom and Kelowna Kodiaks, with each team picking up a victory at home.

Kelowna prevailed 11-5 on Saturday in its home opener at Rutland Arena.

Kamloops, paced by two goals each from captain Tanner Koroluk and Josh Abel, rebounded with a 9-7 triumph on Sunday at Memorial Arena.

Also tallying goals for the Venom were Emmett Kulchyski, Caleb Campbell, Seamus Bankier, Jax Anderson and Owen Barrow. Nate Van Unen recorded two assists.

Kamloops is slated to play host to the Vernon Tigers (1-0-1) on Sunday, May 8, a 7 p.m. start at Memorial Arena.