Both the Jr. ‘A’ and Tier 1 Shamrocks began their playoffs Saturday. On the road, the Jr. ‘A’ Rocks dropped an 8-6 decision to the Coquitlam Adanacs. The Rocks held a 6-2 lead partway through period 2 but saw the Adanacs score 6 straight to take the win. Brad McCulley had the hat trick for the Shamrocks while Braylon Lumb added 2 goals and 2 helpers with Marshal King chipping in 3 assists. Cam Dunkerley kicked out 42 shots in goal. Game 2 in the best-of-five first round series is tomorrow at Save-On Foods Memorial Centre at 1:00 pm.
Meanwhile, the Tier 1 started at home, not in the familiar confines of the Q Centre but at the Save-On Foods Memorial Centre and they took game 1 of their best-of-3 series against the Richmond Roadrunners by a score of 10-5. The score was tied 1-1 after the first period but the Rocks were up 6-3 after 2 on the way to the victory. Leading the way unofficially was Casey Wilson with 4 goals. Singles came from Garrett Wicks, Jonathan Boyd, Brody Black, Liam Phillips, Isaac Swan and Kyle Pepper. Nic Coleman had a strong game, chipping in 4 assists while league scoring leader Patrick Dodds had 3 helpers. Ryan Atkinson picked up the win in goal. Game 2 of the series goes tomorrow in Richmond.