NEWS / EVENTS
February 18, 2023
The Kamloops Senior Rattlers held their Annual General Meeting last week on February 8th in light of the upcoming 2023 Thompson Okanagan Senior Men's Lacrosse League. With a solid turn out of former and returning players along with a lot of chatter from other known lacrosse players within the Kamloops area things are once again looking up for the Rattlers. With the large majority of the 2022 squad expected to return for the 2023 campaign Kamloops expects to boost a healthy roster in an effort to get back to the league finals again this year.
As the other teams and league committee continue their preparations for the upcoming season, scheduling talks are expected to take place over the coming weeks. With mid to late April as an anticipated starting timeline for the season we should be able to post the 2023 regular season schedule very soon, so stay tuned.
If you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering at home games or wanting to sponsor the club in any way please contact us via Social Media or through the website.
May 22, 2022
It doesn't seem like very long ago we were just getting excited for the return of lacrosse in Kamloops and now we find ourselves a little over half way through the regular season.
It has been an exciting start to the season for the Kamloops club. With player numbers always in doubt prior to the start of a season the hiatus of lacrosse during the pandemic seems to have brought all the guys together this year. As the Rattlers began preparing for their first game of the year they found themselves needing to decide which guys would be healthy scratches. As an original and long time member of the club I can only recall one other occasion in 12 years where that happened.
Kamloops has had mixed outcomes in their 5 scheduled games so far this year, with a win over Vernon and Armstrong, they've suffered two loses to Kelowna which seems like the team to beat so far. The 5th game sadly didn't get played as the newly formed Princeton Rangers had to forfeit to the Rattlers due to player shortage on game day. The Rattlers have 3 games remaining in the regular season, one in Vernon and Princeton with their final regular season home game going June 10th @ Memorial arena vs Armstrong.
So far the way the league and the season have been shaping up it seems there's a really good chance Kamloops and Kelowna could face off for the league championship, bringing back a long time rival between these two Senior Men's teams.
March 15, 2022
The long awaited return of the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League is here!!
As the pandemic winds down and restrictions are lifted the league is in the planning stages for a 2022 season. With a couple of inactive years behind us and therefore some more Junior graduates the 4 team league should bolster some pretty healthy rosters all around. We're excited to get things going again.
The guys are already getting out on Sunday afternoons in Kamloops at the Valleyview outdoor box around 4pm. Anyone that may not be following us social media and would like to come out to throw the ball around you are more than welcome. Team managed is working on days and times to start holding regular indoor practices at the home barn. Stay tuned for more information
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