The last two games have been successful for your Victoria Shamrocks. They traveled to the mainland defeating the New Westminster Salmonbellies 12-11 Thursday night. It was an intense back and forth game with the Salmonbellies favoured to win with home court advantage – but the Shamrocks’ resolve was stronger. In a display of might they terminated the Salmonbellies’ win streak. Tyson Gibson fought ruthlessly for his first career WLA hat trick. He was awarded first star honours for the performance.
The next night, the Shamrocks traveled back home to take on the Maple Ridge Burrards – a formidable opponent known for controlling the game with their penalty killing ability and fierce physicality. They still proved no match for your Victoria Shamrocks who maintained control over the Burrards beast defeating them 14-9. It wasn’t an easy night for Chris Wardle as the Burrards defense constantly attempted to provoke him. Keeping his focus he scored a cool 4 goals and 4 assists. Both Wardle and King tipped their hats to the alumni present for Alumni Night scoring hat-tricks. Jesse also contributed a steady 3 more assists to cause dismay on the Burrards defense. The Shamrocks also featured a quality start from goalie Adam Shute. Shute stopped 44 of 53 shots to get his first career WLA win.
The ‘Rocks play today at 7:00pm on the road as they head to the Bill Copeland Arena for their second matchup with the Burnaby Lakers this season. The next home game for the Shamrocks will be on June 29 when they host the Nanaimo Timbermen. Fans can anticipate a high-caliber game as both teams aim to settle the island rivalry.
If you can’t make the next Shamrocks home game, you can see it on the new and improved WLA pay-per-view webcasts. You can find the game at WLA TV and this season, fans now have the option to purchase single or multi-game packages.