NEWS / EVENTS
May 3rd, 2018
At the end of the 2017 TOSLL season the Rattlers once again had to bow out of their playoff match up against the Armstrong Shamrocks due to lack of healthy players. Questions began to rise about whether or not the TOSLL would survive as Kamloops continued to struggle with player numbers and no solidified coach for years. As the snow slowly started to melt in 2018 and the Rattlers president Mark Jurista started up the conversation about the upcoming season there was still plenty of doubt surrounding the Rattlers organization and whether or not they would be able to form a team for 2018. After several weeks of recruiting, emails, and messages the Rattlers determined that along with the solid core group of players there was enough interest from other players to push forward. Upon confirm with the league that Kamloops would in fact be participating this year they soon found out that the Kelowna Raiders had been forced to bow out for the 2018 season for the same reason that almost kept Kamloops out of the league. In an unexpected turn of events the Raiders organization folded both there Senior and Junior clubs this year due to lack of player commitment. With only two teams left (Kamloops and Armstrong) to participate in the TOSLL this year it raises even further concern about how much longer the league it self will be around. Needless to say with Kamloops and Armstrong set to face-off against each other a total of 6 times in the months of May and June it will bring a play-off element to every game and you won't want to miss any of the action. Their first meeting goes this Sunday, May 6th at the Memorial Arena in Kamloops, Game time is 6pm. See the full schedule here
May 1st, 2017
With the TOSL 2017 Season underway Kamloops has their first two games under their belt. With a good start to the regular season, the Rattlers defeated the Kelowna Raiders 11 - 5 in the first of the two teams 4 meetings scheduled for this year. The Rattlers got their first look at new comer Mike Henry who helped lead the Kamloops offence.
Traveling to Armstrong this past Saturday the Rattlers were in tough against the returning TOSL champs.
The Rattlers continuing struggles with player numbers played a key role in the teams first lose of the year, being out hustled for most of the 2nd and 3rd period eventually falling 12-6 to the host Shamrocks. Kamloops will now have a week off before they face both Kelowna and Armstrong again on May 12th and 14th respectively.
July 28th, 2016
The Senior Rattlers fell just short of making the TOSSL finals this year. After forcing a deciding game 3 Vs the Kelowna Raiders in first round playoff action, the team traveled to the rival city of Kelowna where they matched up against the host Raiders for the final time of the 2016 season.
The Kamloops Senior Rattlers will travel to Kelowna this Sunday (July 24th) where they will for the first time in over 2 years participate in the TOSLL playoffs. In the previous two seasons the Rattlers were forced to drop out of the playoffs due to injuries and lack of eligible players. Heading into game 1 vs Kelowna the Rattlers are optimistic that they can pull out a win vs the Raiders. Kamloops wrapped up their regular season in Kelowna this past Friday with a tough 3rd period lose to give Kelowna home floor advantage in the first round of playoffs. However Kamloops plans to return to Kelowna on Sunday and turn the tables on the Raiders and bring home a "W". Kamloops will then play host to the Raiders on Tuesday July 26th, game time goes at 8:00pm
The Kamloops Senior Rattlers suffered their first lose of the 2016 season on Saturday night in Armstrong. Going into Saturday nights game the Rattlers were 3-0 to start the year but with only 11 runners able to make the trip to Armstrong they knew they would be in tough against the Shamrocks who were coming into the game after a big win in Kelowna the night before. In the end the depth of the Armstrong bench was to much for the Rattlers, who only managed to find the back of the net once on 20 attempts. The Kamloops squad is hoping that this insn't the start of trend that has plauged the team for the past few years. Heading into the long weekend the Rattlers will look ahead to a rematch with the Shamrocks on home floor after a weekend away from the rink. With a little time to rest up and get some guys healthy Kamloops expects to come out strong on May 27th and put them selves back in the Win column. Come out and cheer on your Senior Rattlers Friday Night May 27th at the Memorial Arena. Game starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are only $5 at the door and any Kamloops minor lacrosse player wearing their jersey gets in Free
After a much needed win over the Kelowna Raiders on May 8th, the Kamloops Senior Rattlers struggles continued this past Friday Vs. the Armstrong Shamrocks. Friday’s game marked the 3rd meeting between the teams so far this regular season and with Kamloops falling 14-8 to the visiting Shamrocks that put the season series between the teams at 3 – 0 in favor of Armstrong. With a solid performance thru two periods the Rattlers just couldn’t seal the deal going into the 3rd period where they gave up 3 quick goals to put the team on their heels. The Rattlers once again were playing with a short bench and after losing one of their steady defensemen half way through the 2nd period after getting into a fight, the team struggled to keep up the pace of the visiting Armstrong team. The Rattlers head to Kelowna this Friday to the face the Raiders for their 3rd match up of the year and Kamloops is hoping to have more success in Kelowna. With the teams splitting their first two games against each other, the Rattlers are hoping to change the trend of the home team winning.
The Kamloops Senior Rattlers are off to a bit of a rocky start in the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League. The Team came into the 2015 campaign with a solid core of returning players and few a new faces that most were hoping would re-spark the team back into their winning ways. After a tough OT lose against Armstrong for the first game of the year, the team hasn’t been able to pull together a win. Already struggling with injuries, illness and competing with work schedules the Rattlers haven’t had great numbers for their last two road games. Looking to shake off their latest defeat, the Rattlers are looking ahead to this Friday’s game when they return home to face the Kelowna Raiders where they hope playing in front of the home town crowd can help them notch their first win of the year and get them back on track. Come out and support the local boys Friday May 8th at the Memorial Arena. Game time is set for 8:00pm.
Kamloops Lacrosse fans had an opportunity over the weekend to check out the Senior Rattlers in action Friday night vs. the Armstrong Shamrocks. After what seemed to be another long winter in Kamloops it seems spring has finally sprung and that means the beginning of another Lacrosse season. The Senior Rattlers kicked off their regular season with a tough 10-12 OT lose to the visiting Armstrong Shamrocks. The Rattlers came into the game with a full roster, something which the Senior Rattlers haven’t experienced in quite some time. Typically you would see this as an advantage, however with several new faces joining the squad this year the players are still figuring out where they fit in and their rolls on the team. Now with one game under their belts the Rattlers look ahead to Friday when they will travel to Kelowna to face the Raiders who have yet to play a regular season game in 2015 and they hope to put their strong numbers to good use against the defending Shaw Cup champions.
2015 HOME OPENER
The Senior Rattlers home opener is scheduled for April 17th vs Armstrong Shamrocks. This is sure to be great game as the ever growing rivalry continues! Bring out the family and watch the action unfold live at the Memorial Arena in downtown Kamloops. Game time is set for 8:00pm and tickets are only $5 at the door.
IN SEARCH OF.......
The Kamloops Senior Rattlers held their annual general meeting back on March 5th at the Kamloops Curling Club. With several hot topics reviewed at the meeting one of the biggest outstanding items is the Senior Rattlers continued search for a head coach. With the clubs GM Ed Jurista and Team Manager Mark Jurista taking on a vast majority of the teams responsibilities they are in desperate need of a full time coach. If you know of anyone that might be interested in helping out please contact us either by social media or via e-mail.
With the 2015 lacrosse season fast approaching the Senior Rattlers are looking to the community for support. The club relies heavily on the local community for annual sponsorship in order to keep the cost to players at affordable price and this year is no different. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring the Kamloops Senior Rattlers Lacrosse or if you would like more information please contact us either by social media or via e-mail. We have several different sponsorship packages available and we are always flexible in creating something that will work for you.