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Story by Janice Huckin – Photos by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

May 5, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Intermediate ‘A’ Shamrocks improved their early season record to 2-0 but it wasn’t pretty as they hammered the visiting Burnaby Lakers 27-5 Sunday at Bear Mountain Arena.

Burnaby was severely undermanned and were no match for the speed and shooting accuracy of the Rocks. Most players had multiple point nights, but Matt Hamilton and Cole Pickup led all scorers with 4 goals and 4 assists each.

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Lakers Vic Rai manages to keep Shamrocks Cole Pickup away from the ball – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

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Lakers Danny Spagnoulo catches the loose ball while Shamrocks Ryan Taylor watches Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

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Lakers Brent Dhandwar keeps Shamrocks Ryan Taylor away from the ball – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

Zach Christianson and Nate Wade each chipped in a hat trick and 1 and 4 assists respectively. Trace Birley and Liam Reid shared goaltending duties for the home team, both looking sharp when called upon.

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Shamrocks goaltender Liam Reid makes a save – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

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Shamrocks Nick Preston tries to get a grip on the loose ball – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

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Shamrocks Darrin Wilson prepares to fire the ball on net – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

Next home action for the Intermediate Shamrocks is Saturday, May 18 when the Delta Islanders visit Bear Mountain Arena.