Two days removed from their disappointing season-opening loss to their rival Nanaimo Timbermen, the Shamrocks are back in action Sunday night as they host the Langley Thunder. Although there is importance in every game, this game means a lot for the team in the provincial capital. It also means a lot for Langley, including former Jr. Shamrock Brad McCulley.
McCulley makes his first appearance to The Q Center as a member of the Thunder and hopes to make an immediate impact for his team. McCulley had his first multi-goal game for the Thunder in their 14-9 loss to the New Westminster Salmonbellies on Thursday at Queen’s Park Arena and will look for a better result tonight. Another Thunder player looking to have an impact is last year’s Rookie of the Year Tyler Pace. Pace had 65 points in 18 games for Langley last year and is someone the Shamrocks will have their eye on as well.
For Victoria, they’re hoping to forget their painful loss to Nanaimo and it stars with shutting down the Thunder offense. The Shamrocks had no answers for the Timbermen scorers. Tonight, they look for guys like Captain Matt Yager, and Ben McCullough to hold off Pace, McCulley, and Connor Robinson. Look for the Shamrocks to score more tonight as last year, the Rocks scored at least 6 goals in every game except one so things can only go up for the team in green and white.