Story by Janice Huckins (ISN)
It wasn’t easy – in fact it took 10 minutes of overtime to resolve the issue but the Intermediate Shamrocks won game 1 of their best-of-3 series against the Delta Islanders at the Q Centreby a 16-12 score. Victoria had a 5-1 lead but saw that evaporate to 7-7 after 40 minutes and 12-12 after period 3, notching the only 4 goals in overtime, 3 of those shorthanded.
Unofficially, Nick Murray led the Shamrocks’ offense with 3 goals and 4 assists while Brian Robb had 4 goals and 2 assists for a 6-point night. Ben Preston also chipped in a hat trick and 2 helpers. Six other players had singles. Caleb Kueber and Jackson Boyd didn’t find the back of the net but had four and three helpers respectively.
Game 2 in the series is at the Ladner Leisure Centrewith game 3, if necessary, scheduled for next at the Panorama Leisure Centre. The winner moves on to the Provincials in Langley over the August long weekend.