Intermedia​te/Jr. Shamrocks split home games

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

June 1, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Again the Intermediate Shamrocks and their Jr. ‘A’ counterparts split their home games today. This time it was the Intermediates coming away with a 13-12 overtime win against the Port Coquitlam Saints and the Jr. Rocks dropping a 13-10 decision to the New Westminster Salmonbellies.

The Intermediate Shamrocks found themselves down 5-0 by the 5:08 point of period 1 and things looked dismal. They kept battling back but it took them the remaining 54:52 of regulation time to get even, the tying goal coming at 19:39 of the third period.

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Shamrocks Kevin Glanfield is being persued by Saints Tanner Rennich – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

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Shamrocks Dallas Wade has a run in with two Saints players and ends up on his backPhoto by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

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Saints Sam DeGroot keeps Shamrocks Zach Christianson away from the ballPhoto by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

They then got the winning goal from McLean Chicquen 3:20 into the extra period. Unofficially Ryan Taylor, Matt Hamilton, Nick Preston and Jamie Jensen each picked up a pair of goals for the Shamrocks, Singles came from Nate Wade, Dallas Wade, McLean Chicquen, Darrin Wilson and Jordan Green who also chipped in 3 helpers. Cole Pickup also had 3 assists and Trace Birley was outstanding in goal when he stepped in at the 5:08 mark.

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Shamrocks Kevin Glanfield has a run in with the Saints goaltender, Mike Maiwka – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

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Saints Chase Malcolm and Shamrocks Nate Wade, face off – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

For the Jr. Shamrocks it was a different story. The Rocks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead only to give up 5 straight goals to the visiting Salmonbellies to go down 5-2 after the first period. The teams played even in terms of goals the rest of the way but the Shamrocks never got any real momentum.

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Shamrocks Captain, Brody Eastwood, prepares to fire the ball on net – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

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Salmonbellies goaltender, Frank Scigliano, puts a stop to Shamrocks Kurtis Green’s shot – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

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Shamrocks goaltender Cody Hagedorn closes the door on Salmonbellies Luke Gillespie – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

The Rocks got 2 goals from Dane Sorensen, Brody Eastwood, Mason Pynn and Jake Cullen with singles coming from Max Fredrickson and Dominik Pesek. Cody Hagedorn faced 58 shots, the highest total against the Shamrocks this season so far and chipped in 3 assists in the losing effort.

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Shamrocks Jesse King decides where he is going to throw the ball – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

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Salmonbellies Daniel Perreault and Shamrocks Conrad Chapman, face off – Photo by Kasey Eriksen (ISN)

Both teams are on the road Sunday as the Intermediates face the Langley Thunder and the Jr. Shamrocks travel to Burnaby to face the Lakers.

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