For the first time since 2011, the Kamloops Venom will not be playing the Vernon Tigers in the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League final.
The South Okanagan Flames of Penticton earned a 2-1 semifinal series victory over the Tigers to advance to the best-of-five TOJLL championship, in which they will play the Venom.
Kamloops is scheduled to play host to Games 1 and 3 at Memorial Arena on Friday and Tuesday, respectively.
The Flames will host Game 2 on Sunday.
Championship series games will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Vernon won the 2018 TOJLL title, sweeping Kamloops 3-0 in the final.
The Tigers and Venom met each season in the championship series from 2012 to 2018, with Kamloops posting a 4-3 record.
Game 1 will mark the first championship series game for South Okanagan in the league's 20-season history.