In the first match-up of island rivals, the Intermediate Shamrocks came from behind to beat the Nanaimo Timbermen 18-12 to put them at the top of the standings with 14 points. The Rocks fell behind early, Nanaimo taking a 6-0 lead by the midway mark of the first period but Victoria battled back to trail 6-3 at the end of the period and dominated the rest of the way, outscoring the visitors 8-2 and 7-4 through the final 40 minutes. Unofficially it was Jackson Boyd and Thomas Vaesen leading Victoria’s offense with 5 goals each and 4 and 3 assists respectively. Braydon Brown added 4 goals with Josh Pickford chipping in a pair and 2 assists. Riley Condon did a masterful job in the faceoff circle and goaltender Ryan Atkinson overcame the rocky start to get the win. Next up for the Intermediate Shamrocks is a home game Saturday, June 3 when they will host the Burnaby Lakers at 1:30 pm at the Q Centre.
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