Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League

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Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League logo.png
Junior B Tier 1
Sport Box lacrosse
Founded2000
CommissionerJeff Hanley
No. of teams3
CountryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Most recent
champion(s)
South Okanagan Flames (2019)
Official website TOJLL

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League (TOJLL) is one of two Junior B Tier 1 box lacrosse leagues sanctioned by the British Columbia Lacrosse Association in British Columbia, Canada. The league champion competes for the British Columbia Junior B Tier 1 Provincial Championship. Teams have competed for the Founders Cup, a national tournament which determines the Canadian Junior B lacrosse champion.

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British Columbia Lacrosse Association (BCLA) is a sanctioning body in British Columbia, Canada. Empowered by the Canadian Lacrosse Association, the BCLA controls and regulates Minor level, Junior and Senior level box lacrosse and field lacrosse in the province.

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History

2000:Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League Founded by Dan Wray [1] to provide a quality lacrosse environment for players aged 16 to 20. Wray first launched the concept of organized lacrosse for players in Grades 11 and 12 with an intermediate league in the Interior for three years in the late 1990s. With a large and talented crop of 1983-born talent coming out of the midget ranks, Wray felt the time was right to launch a junior B circuit for players in the valley. The league appointed Phil Reunoff as its first Commissioner. The Rutland Raiders defeated the North Okanagan Tigers in the final series to claim the inaugural TOJLL Championship.

2001:The TOJLL season was a fifteen-game regular season. The South Okanagan Flames were forced to forfeit three games due to ineligible player rules. The playoffs were a best-of-three semifinals and a best-of-five finals. The league had six teams: Kamloops Rattlers, Kelowna Braves, Kelowna Dragons, North Okanagan Tigers, Rutland Raiders and South Okanagan Flames.

2002:Cam Morrison became the leagues(second) Commissioner. The TOJLL allowed the Prince George Posse into the league, as an exhibition team, for the eighteen-game regular season. Note: The Posse went on to a perfect (18–0–0) season.

2003:The TOJLL expanded with the inclusion of the Armstrong Shamrocks. The Kelowna Braves had to forfeit seven games due to ineligible player rules. The North Okanagan Tigers, now renamed the Vernon Tigers, represented the TOJLL in the Provincials, losing to the Prince George Posse, 9–7, in the Gold Medal game. [2]

2004:The TOJLL hosted the Provincials which meant that two teams from the TOJLL would play in the tournament. Those teams were the Vernon Tigers (0–4 in the Provincial round robin), as host, and the Kamloops Rattlers (1–3 in the Provincial round robin) as 2004 TOJLL Champions. The Rattlers went on to play the Peninsula Falcons (2–1–1) for the Bronze Medal, winning 6–5. [3]

2005:The TOJLL was represented by the league champions, Kamloops Rattlers, at the Provincials. They Rattlers came away with a silver medal, losing the final, 16–15, to the Westshore Bears. [4]

2006:Prior to the start of the TOJLL season the Kelowna Braves and Kelowna Dragons amalgamated to form the Kelowna Warriors. The league initiated a pre-season schedule by including the Annual Archie Jack Memorial Ice Breaker Tournament, which is played in Armstrong, British Columbia. With the loss of one team, the league reverted to a fifteen-game regular season. The playoff format was changed to that of a (best-of-three) quarterfinals, semifinals and a (best-of-five) finals, the top two teams, of the regular season, got a first round playoff bye. [5]

Armstrong, British Columbia City in British Columbia, Canada

The City of Armstrong is located in the North Okanagan of the Canadian province of British Columbia, between Vernon and Enderby. It overlooks the Spallumcheen Valley, which forms a broad pass between the Okanagan Valley to the south and the Shuswap Country to the north, and is about 480 km (300 mi) from each of Vancouver, B.C., Calgary, Alberta, Spokane and Seattle, Washington. The town of Armstrong celebrated its centennial in 2013.

2007:Ed Kwasniewski became the leagues(third) Commissioner. The TOJLL saw no major changes, maintaining the same regular season and playoff formats as in 2006. [6] The league did however create its first online presence with a website through Teamopolis Inc.

2008:The Kamloops Venom became a member of the TOJLL. The TOJLL also welcomed the newly formed West Kootenay Wolf Pack to the league, as an exhibition team, for the now fourteen game regular season. [7]

2009:The Vernon Tigers won the league championship and won a Silver Medal at the Provincials. [8]

2010:The Kamloops Venom won the TOJLL Championship, a Provincial Gold Medal (a first for the league) and a Bronze Medal at the Founders Cup. [9] The South Okanagan Flames have the dubious honor of being the first team to go winless in a season.

2011:Prior to the start of the TOJLL season, the Kelowna Warriors and Rutland Raiders merged to become the Kelowna Raiders. The league also decided to have a fifteen game regular season.

2012:Dan Wray became the leagues(fourth) Commissioner. The Kamloops Rattlers ceased operations prior to the start of the season. [10] The remaining teams played an abbreviated schedule due to a league controversy concerning the players of the Rattlers. That issue was resolved by the BCLA... "I am writing to inform you that at an emergency meeting of the Senior Directorate, the 11-member panel voted to uphold point 5.06 in the BCLA Senior Operating Policy," wrote Christine Pollock, BCLA's senior directorate chair, in a ruling. "This allows for any junior age player residing in Kamloops to play for the Kamloops Venom, currently the only junior B team in Kamloops registered with the BCLA." [11] The league changed the playoff format to that of semifinals and finals, both a best-of-five series.

2013:The TOJLL was represented by, league champions, the Vernon Tigers in the Provincial Tournament. The Tigers went 0–3 in round-robin play, then lost the Bronze Medal Game, 13–9, to the Delta Islanders. [12] The TOJLL regular season was increased to sixteen games.

2014:The Provincial championships was hosted by the Vernon Tigers. The Delta Islanders won the final defeating Vernon, 14–7. [13]

2015:For the first time in the TOJLL, a team, the Vernon Tigers, had a perfect regular season (16–0–0). [14]

2016:The league switched website providers, from Teamopolis to TeamPages, this resulted in the loss all statistics for years 2007 to 2015.

2017:The TOJLL and Vernon Tigers hosted the Junior B Lacrosse Provincials. The Kelowna Raiders became the first team in league history to go pointless for the regular season. They finished the season with a record of 0–16, which includes 3 defaulted games, noted as a, 1–0 loss.

2018:Guy Charron became the leagues(fifth) Commissioner, league declares themselves "tier 1" and the Kelowna Raiders take a leave of absence. [15] The league once again switched website providers from TeamPages to LacrosseShift (http://tojll.lacrosseshift.com/home), along with the league statistics from 2016 and 2017. For the first time in league history there will be non-sudden death, ten minute, overtime games.

2019:The Commissioner steps down after just one year [16] and Jeff Hanley becomes the leagues(sixth) Commissioner. The Kelowna Raiders and Armstrong Shamrocks take a leave-of-absence for the season. [17] The playoffs will consist of a best-of-three semifinal between second & third place, the first place team receives a bye to the best-of-five finals.

Current teams

Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League - 2019
Member TeamsCentreEst.Arena
Kamloops Venom Kamloops 2008Kamloops Memorial Arena
South Okanagan Flames Penticton 2000Penticton Memorial Arena
Vernon Tigers Vernon 2000Kal Tire Place

Records by season

2000 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
North Okanagan Tigers14122024Lost Finals
Kelowna Braves1476115Lost Semifinals
Kelowna Dragons1567214Lost Semifinals
Rutland Raiders1568113*Champions
Kamloops Rattlers1568113Did Not Qualify
South Okanagan Flames1521215Did Not Qualify

Note: * lost points due to ineligible player

2001 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
Rutland Raiders15121226Champions
Kamloops Rattlers1585218Lost Semifinals
North Okanagan Tigers1586117Lost Finals
Kelowna Braves1575317Lost Semifinals
Kelowna Dragons1549210Did Not Qualify
South Okanagan Flames15114*02Did Not Qualify

Note: * – forfeited 3 games

2002 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
North Okanagan Tigers18153030Champions
Rutland Raiders18117022Lost Semifinals
Kelowna Dragons1889117Lost Finals
Kamloops Rattlers18511212Lost Semifinals
Kelowna Braves1831417Did Not Qualify
South Okanagan Flames1811702Did Not Qualify
2003 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
Vernon Tigers18162037Champions
Kelowna Dragons18124226Lost Finals
Rutland Raiders18116123Lost Semifinals
Kamloops Rattlers18611115Lost Semifinals
Armstrong Shamrocks18512115Did Not Qualify
South Okanagan Flames1811616Did Not Qualify
Kelowna Braves189#904Did Not Qualify

Note: * – forfeited 7 games

2004 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
Rutland Raiders18152131Lost Finals
Vernon Tigers18143129Lost Semifinals
Kamloops Rattlers18135026Champions
Kelowna Dragons1898119Lost Semifinals
Kelowna Braves18414011Did Not Qualify
Armstrong Shamrocks1831417Did Not Qualify
South Okanagan Flames1821426Did Not Qualify
2005 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
Kamloops Rattlers18152131Champions
Rutland Raiders18144028Lost Finals
Vernon Tigers18107121Lost Semifinals
South Okanagan Flames18810016Lost Semifinals
Kelowna Dragons18610214Did Not Qualify
Armstrong Shamrocks18611113Did Not Qualify
Kelowna Braves1811613Did Not Qualify
2006 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
Kamloops Rattlers15131127Champions
Rutland Raiders15103222Lost Finals
Vernon Tigers1584319Lost Semifinals
South Okanagan Flames1441008Lost Semifinals
Kelowna Warriors142937Lost Quarterfinals
Armstrong Shamrocks1511135Lost Quarterfinals
2007 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
Kamloops Rattlers15123024Champions
Rutland Raiders1595119Lost Finals
Vernon Tigers1585218Lost Semifinals
Armstrong Shamrocks1458212Lost Quarterfinals
Kelowna Warriors1459010Lost Semifinals
South Okanagan Flames1521215Lost Quarterfinals
2008 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
Kamloops Rattlers14112123Champions
Rutland Raiders1492321Lost Semifinals
Kelowna Warriors14104020Lost Finals
Vernon Tigers1466214Lost Semifinals
Kamloops Venom1447311Lost Quarterfinals
South Okanagan Flames1421115Lost Quarterfinals
Armstrong Shamrocks1421204Did Not Qualify
2009 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
Kelowna Warriors1483319Lost Semifinals
South Okanagan Flames1483319Lost Semifinals
Vernon Tigers1484218Champions
Kamloops Rattlers1474317Lost Quarterfinals
Kamloops Venom1466214Lost Finals
Rutland Raiders144919Lost Quarterfinals
Armstrong Shamrocks1411302Did Not Qualify
2010 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
Vernon Tigers14121125Lost Finals
Kamloops Venom14112123Champions
Kelowna Warriors1483319Lost Semifinals
Kamloops Rattlers1468012Lost Semifinals
Armstrong Shamrocks144919Lost Quarterfinals
Rutland Raiders143928Lost Quarterfinals
South Okanagan Flames1401222Did Not Qualify
2011 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
Kelowna Raiders15132026Champions
Armstrong Shamrocks1585118Lost Semifinals
Kamloops Venom1577115Lost Finals
Vernon Tigers1568113Lost Semifinals
South Okanagan Flames14510010Lost Quarterfinals
Kamloops Rattlers1441108Lost Quarterfinals
2012 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T PtsPlayoffs
Kamloops Venom1213*1127Champions
Vernon Tigers1586*218Lost Finals
Armstrong Shamrocks136*8*214Lost Semifinals
South Okanagan Flames144*9*010Lost Semifinals
Kelowna Raiders14410*09Did Not Qualify

Note: * – includes default wins & losses

2013 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W T L PtsPlayoffs
Kelowna Raiders16121325Lost Semifinals
Vernon Tigers16121325Champions
Armstrong Shamrocks1643911Lost Semifinals
Kamloops Venom16511011Lost Finals
South Okanagan Flames1632118Did Not Qualify
2014 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W T L PtsPlayoffs
Kamloops Venom16141129Lost Finals
Vernon Tigers16131227Champions
Armstrong Shamrocks16601012Lost Semifinals
South Okanagan Flames16401011Lost Semifinals
Kelowna Raiders1620144Did Not Qualify
2015 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W T L PtsPlayoffs
Vernon Tigers16160032Lost Finals
South Okanagan Flames16100620Lost Semifinals
Kamloops Venom1671815Champions
Armstrong Shamrocks16601010Lost Semifinals
Kelowna Raiders1611143Did Not Qualify
2016 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W T L PtsPlayoffs
Vernon Tigers16131227Lost Finals
Kamloops Venom16110522Champions
South Okanagan Flames16101521Lost Semifinals
Armstrong Shamrocks1621135Lost Semifinals
Kelowna Raiders1621135Did Not Qualify

Note: Tie-breaker was determined by (Head to Head)

2017 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W T L PtsPlayoffs
Kamloops Venom1613*03*26Champions
Vernon Tigers16120424Lost finals
Armstrong Shamrocks168*1717Lost semifinals
South Okanagan Flames166*1913Lost semifinals*
Kelowna Raiders160016*0Did Not Qualify

Note: * = includes, Default wins and losses

2018 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T OTW OTL PtsPlayoffs
Vernon Tigers129120020Champions
Kamloops Venom129210019Lost Finals
Armstrong Shamrocks12191015Lost semifinals
South Okanagan Flames12182105Lost semifinals
2019 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League
Team GP W L T OTW OTL PtsPlayoffs
Kamloops Venom1411300022Lost Finals
South Okanagan Flames146710013Champions
Vernon Tigers143101007Lost semifinals

Playoff recaps

2001: Rutland Raiders defeated the Kelowna Braves in the semi-finals, two games to zero. The Raiders met the North Okanagan Tigers in the final and defeated them three games to two. The Tigers beat the Kamloops Rattlers two games to zero in the other semi-final. [18]

2002: North Okanagan Tigers defeated the Kamloops Rattlers in the semi-finals, in two games. The Tigers then met up with the Kelowna Dragons in the final. The Dragons defeated the Rutland Raiders in a very close two game sweep, in the semi-final. The North Okanagan Tigers defeated the Kelowna Dragons in three games to claim the League Championship. [19]

2003: Vernon Tigers became champions for the second time by defeating the Kelowna Dragons in the championship final by a three-game sweep. The Tigers defeated the Kamloops Rattlers 2–0 in the semi-final. In the other semi-final, the Kelowna Dragons defeated the Rutland Raiders 2–1, in a best-of-three. [20]

2004: Kamloops Rattlers defeated the Rutland Raiders three games to two, to claim the championship. They eliminated the Vernon Tigers in a semi-final match-up, two games to one. To get to the final, the Rutland Raiders defeated the Kelowna Dragons in a two-game sweep. [21]

2005: Kamloops Rattlers would become the second team to win back-to-back championships. The Rattlers earned a championship final playoff berth by defeating the South Okanagan Flames in a two-game sweep. The other finals berth was earned by the Rutland Raiders, who defeated the Vernon Tigers in their semifinals series, 2–0. The Rattlers completely demolished the Raiders in that final series, winning in a three-game sweep, with a combined score of 47–18. [22]

2006: The 2006 season playoffs would prove to be unique for the league as the Kamloops Rattlers would win a third consecutive League Championship. In the playoff quarter-finals best-of-three, the Vernon Tigers defeated the Armstrong Shamrocks and the Kelowna Warriors defeated the South Okanagan Flames in two-game sweeps. For the semi-finals, the Kamloops Rattlers defeated the Kelowna Warriors in two games. In the other semi-final, the Rutland Raiders won the first game against the Vernon Tigers 11–6. The Tigers would win the second game, 11–8, but had to forfeit due to an ineligible player ruling. The 2006 TOJLL Championship final series between the Kamloops Rattlers and Rutland Raiders would go the distance, best-of-five, and the Rattlers prevailed. [23] In the Provincials, the Kamloops Rattlers garnered a Bronze Medal for the TOJLL, with a 10–8 win over the Westshore Bears. [24]

2007: The format was the same as the previous season, as was the result on the floor. For an unprecedented fourth time, the Kamloops Rattlers emerged as league champions. The Rattlers defeated the Kelowna Warriors in semi-final action, 2–0 and the Rutland Raiders in the finals, 3–0. In the other playoff series, the Vernon Tigers defeated the South Okanagan Flames, 2–0 and then lost to the Raiders, 0–2. The Armstrong Shamrocks lost to the Kelowna Warriors, 2–1. The Shamrocks and Warriors only played fourteen regular season games, as a game that had to be cancelled earlier in the season was never played. [25] The Kamloops Rattlers hosted the Founders Cup, going 3–1 in pool A. For the playdowns the Rattlers lost to Calgary Mountaineers, won against the Sherwood Park Titans but, still failed to make the medal round. [26]

2008: The 2008 league champions, the Kamloops Rattlers, earned a Silver Medal at the Provincials. In round robin play the Venom went 3–1, which secured second place. In the Provincial Gold Medal game against the Coquitlam Adanacs, the score was 8–4. [27] The Rattlers finished first overall, in league play, and along with the Rutland Raiders received a first-round playoff bye. In the second round, the Rattlers met up with the Vernon Tigers, and defeated them two games to one. Previously the Tigers defeated the Kamloops Venom two games to one in a quarterfinal match-up. The Raiders, meanwhile, faced the Kelowna Warriors with the Warriors pulling off an upset come-from-behind series win, two games to one. The Warriors advanced from the first round and defeated the South Okanagan Flames in two games. For their fifth consecutive TOJLL Championship, the Kamloops Rattlers defeated the Kelowna Warriors in a three-game sweep. [28]

2009: Vernon Tigers, garnered a Silver Medal at the Provincials. In round robin play, their record was three wins with one loss, which secured second place. In the Gold Medal game against the Port Moody Thunder the score ended up nine to five. [29] The Tigers placed third in league play and in the league final, against the Kamloops Venom, and won three games to two. The Tigers were down in the series two games to none. Vernon reached the final by having previously defeated the Rutland Raiders in the Quarter Finalsand the South Okanagan Flames in the Semi Finals both in two game sweeps. Kamloops earned their trip to the league final by sweeping their crosstown rival Kamloops Ratters in quarter final action,2–0 and the Kelowna Warriors in the semi finals, 2–1. The Kelowna Warriors and the South Okanagan Flames received a first-round playoff bye for being ranked first and second, respectively, in regular season play. [30]

2010: Kamloops Venom won the league's first Provincial Championship with a 6–4 win over the Westshore Bears (PNWJLL). During the provincial round-robin, the Venom went two wins with one loss, good for first place, to earn entry into the Gold Medal game. [31] The Venom entered the Provincials by defeating the first place Vernon Tigers three games to one, for the TOJLL Championship. The Venom had previously defeated the Kelowna Warriors in a semi final series, two game to zero. In the other semi final it was the Tigers over the Kamloops Ratters, two games to none. The Warriors defeat the Rutland Raiders in two games in the quarter finals, and the Rattlers beat the Armstrong Shamrocks in two games. [32] After game four, which the Venom won 5–4 in overtime, the Vernon Tigers submitted a formal protest to the BCLA, citing an ineligible player on the Venoms roster. The BCLA ruled in favor of the Tigers, giving them the win for game four and scheduling a game five. The TOJLL Commissioner then protested the BCLAs ruling, stating that he gave the Venom permission to use this player (the Rattlers' starting goalie) only in an emergency situation. His protest was denied. The Venom submitted an official protest on the BCLA ruling, and a decision was handed down just hours prior to the start of game five, in favor of the Kamloops Venom. [33] The Venom went on to the Founders Cup earning a Bronze Medal.

2011: Kelowna Raiders garnered a silver medal at the Provincials. The Raiders record in the round-robin was 2–1, losing only to the Port Moody Thunder, but earning a spot in the Finals. The Raiders would once again meet Port Moody in the final, losing by a score of 15–8. [34] In the TOJLL playoffs the Kamloops Venom and the Kamloops Rattlers squared off in a quarter final best-of-three match, with the Venom defeating the Rattlers 2–0. In the other quarter final it was the Vernon Tigers squeaking by the South Okanagan Flames 2–0. Semi Final action saw the Tigers take on the Raiders losing the best-of-five, 3–0 and the Venom defeat the Armstrong Shamrocks by the same 3–0. The Finals went the distance as the Raiders got past the Venom 3–2. [35]

2012: The TOJLL playoffs were capped with a provincial championship as the Kamloops Venom garnered the leagues second title. The Venom went 3–0 in the preliminary rounds, thus earning a bye to the final, defeated the Delta Islanders 6–3 in the Gold Medal Game. [36] The Kamloops Venom soundly defeated the South Okanagan Flames in the first two games of the best-of-five TOJLL semi-finals by scores of 14–7 and 16–5. South Ok. being short players during the playoffs forfeited game three, giving the Venom the series. In the other series it was the Vernon Tigers defeating the Armstrong Shamrocks in four games. The TOJLL final would also only go to four games as the Kamloops Venom defeated the Vernon Tigers. [37] The Kamloops Venom went winless at the Founders Cup ending with a record of 0–4.

2013: The Vernon Tigers defeated the Armstrong Shamrocks in the best-of-five semi-finals, 3–0. In the other series, it was the Kamloops Venom upsetting the Kelowna Raiders in four games. The TOJLL final would also go to four games as the Vernon Tigers defeated the Kamloops Venom. In the BC Junior B Provincials the Vernon Tigers failed to win a single game. The Tigers lost to the Saanich Tigers (PNWJLL) 21–15, Delta Islanders (WCJLL) 13–2 and the WCJLL hosts, Burnaby Lakers, 11–9, during round-robin play. The Bronze Medal Game featured the third place Delta Islanders versus the fourth place Vernon Tigers, which the Islanders won 13–9. [38]

2014: The first place Kamloops Venom defeated the South Okanagan Flames, three games to zero. The third game was not played as South Ok defaulted. In the other semi-final it was second place Vernon Tigers over powering the Amrstrong Shamrocks in three straight. The Tigers would defeat the Venom, four games to one, in the league final. The Tigers hosting the Provincials meet the Delta Islanders (WCJLL) in the final for the Gold Medal, losing 14–7. The Bronze Medal was won by the Kamloops Venom who defeated the Saanich Tigers (PNWJLL), 15–14. [39]

2015: In the semifinals the first place Vernon Tigers swept fourth place Armstrong Shamrocks in a best-of-five series. South Okanagan Flames were defeated in five games to third-place finisher Kamloops Venom. The TOJLL championship final series (best-of-five), between the Tigers and Venom, was won by Kamloops (3–2). [40] The Venom went 1–2, in the round-robin portion of the Junior B Provincials tournament. In the Bronze medal game, hosts, the Westshore Bears defeated the Venom, 25–13. [41]

2016: For the third year in-a-row the Kelowna Raiders failed to make the playoff rounds. The semifinals featured the Vernon Tigers versus Armstrong Shamrocks and the Kamloops Venom playing the South Okanagan Flames. The Tigers and Venom each swept their best-of-five series, 3–0. [42] The Venom went on to swept the Tigers, 3–0, to claim the TOJLL Championship. [43] At the Provincials, held by the WCJLLs Coquitlam Adanacs, the Venom lost to the host, 18–4, in their first game. In the Venoms second game, they lost to the WCJLLs New Westminster Salmonbellies, 10–7. The Venoms' third game was a win, 13–12, over the PNWJLLs Saanich Tigers. The Venom failed to garner a Bronze Medal as they lost to the Tigers, 13–11. [44]

2017:Semifinal(A), Kamloops Venom versus South Okanagan Flames was won by the Venom, 3–0. [45] Semifinal(B), Vernon Tigers versus Armstrong Shamrocks was won by the Tigers, 3–1. [46] The Kamloops Venom secured their 3rd consecutive league championship downing the Tigers, 3–2. [47] In the Provincials the, Vernon Tigers went 1–2 in round-robin, then lost the Bronze Medal Game 12–11 to the Westshore Bears of the PNWJLL. The Kamloops Venom were 2–1 in the round-robin and lost the Gold Medal Game 9–4 to the WCJLLs Coquitlam Adanacs. [48]

2018: All teams made the playoffs, round one had the Vernon Tigers (1st) playing the South Okanagan Flames (4th) and the Kamloops Venom (2nd) took on the Armstrong Shamrocks (3rd). Both the Tigers(12–6, 14–7, 12–4) and Venom (22–8, 9–5, 17–4) swept their respective, best-of-five, series. Vernon went on to sweep the Venom (13–12, 20–7, 12–9) for the best-of-five league championship. [49] Citing various reasons the Tigers opted out of the Provincials versus the champions of the B.C. Jr. B Tier 1 Lacrosse League. [50]

2019 Kamloops Venom (1st) received a bye to the finals. South Okanagan Flames (2nd) defeated Vernon Tigers (3rd), 2-1 in the best-of-three, semifinals (6-10, 16-4, 10-8) [51] The Flames went on to win their first TOJLL Championship, defeating the Venom, 3-1(16-15 2OT, 12-9, 7-9, 5-4)). [52] In the Proivincials the Flames were defeated by the Victoria Shamrocks of the BCJBT1LL by a two game total-goal series, 27-10(11-6, 16-4) [53]

Champions

SeasonChampionRunner-upSeriesBC Provincials Result
2000Rutland RaidersNorth Okanagan Tigers
2001Rutland RaidersNorth Okanagan Tigers3–2
2002North Okanagan TigersKelowna Dragons3–0
2003Vernon TigersKelowna Dragons3–0Vernon Tigers (Silver)
2004Kamloops RattlersRutland Raiders3–2Vernon Tigers (Hosts-5th), Kamloops Rattlers (Bronze)
2005Kamloops RattlersRutland Raiders3–0Kamloops Rattlers (Silver)
2006Kamloops RattlersRutland Raiders3–2Kamloops Rattlers (Bronze)
2007Kamloops RattlersRutland Raiders3–0Kamloops Rattlers (Bronze), Rutland Raiders (Hosts-Silver)
2008Kamloops RattlersKelowna Warriors3–0Kamloops Rattlers (Silver)
2009Vernon TigersKamloops Venom3–2Vernon Tigers (Silver)
2010Kamloops VenomVernon Tigers3–1Kamloops Venom (Gold)
2011Kelowna RaidersKamloops Venom3–2Kamloops Venom (Hosts-Bronze), Kelowna Raiders (Silver)
2012Kamloops VenomVernon Tigers3–1Kamloops Venom (Gold)
2013Vernon TigersKamloops Venom3–1Vernon Tigers (4th)
2014Vernon TigersKamloops Venom3–1Vernon Tigers (Hosts-Silver), Kamloops Venom (Bronze)
2015Kamloops VenomVernon Tigers3–2Kamloops Venom (4th)
2016Kamloops VenomVernon Tigers3–0Kamloops Venom (4th)
2017Kamloops VenomVernon Tigers3–2Vernon Tigers (Hosts-4th), Kamloops Venom (Silver)
2018Vernon TigersKamloops Venom3–0No Provincials
2019South Okanagan FlamesKamloops Venom3–1South Okanagan Flames (Silver)
Wins by club
ClubWinsYears
Vernon Tigers62002, 2003, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2018
Kamloops Rattlers52004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Kamloops Venom52010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
Rutland Raiders32000, 2001, 2011
South Okanagan Flames12019

Former member teams

Kelowna Braves: (2000–2005) – merged with Kelowna Dragons; formed the Kelowna Warriors
Kelowna Dragons (2000–2005) – merged with Kelowna Braves; formed the Kelowna Warriors
Kelowna Warriors (2006–2010) – merged with Rutland Raiders, formed the Kelowna Raiders
Rutland Raiders (2000–2010) – merged with Kelowna Warriors, formed the Kelowna Raiders
Kamloops Rattlers (2000–2011) – folded
Kelowna Raiders (2011–2017) – leave of absence for 2018 & 2019
Armstrong Shamrocks (2003–2018) – leave of absence for 2019

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