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The Victoria Senior A Shamrocks and Victoria Senior B Wolves have mutually signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the Wolves re-brand as the Victoria Senior B Shamrocks for the 2020 season.

Going forward, the two clubs will work collaborate on lacrosse and business operations, and work together on promoting both clubs to the community.

This Memorandum adds to a similar agreement made between the Senior A Shamrocks and the Junior Shamrocks in 2017.

With both agreements in place, players in Victoria in any of the Junior B Tier 1, Junior A, Senior B, or Senior A clubs will be working with a consistent playing style and approach to coaching, with occasional combined practices and camps that will make it easier for players to move between teams when necessary.

“I’m very happy an agreement has been reached with the Senior A Shamrocks to re-brand the Wolves and include them in the Shamrock family,” said Senior B President Chris Jackson. “The Victoria Shamrock name is synonymous with pride and a winning tradition. The Senior B team has played in the WCSLA since the 2016 season when they were created by Dave Flint and myself. I am very excited to help this team move forward as the Victoria Senior B Shamrocks.”

With the agreement in place, the Victoria Shamrocks have added long-time lacrosse executive Mike Petrie to their board as a liaison between the Senior A and Senior B clubs. Mike has previously held executive positions with both the Tri-City Bandits in Senior B and the Coquitlam Adanacs in Senior A and brings a wealth of experience to his new role with the Shamrocks.

“I want to thank the Senior A Shamrocks for the opportunity to join their organization,” said Petrie. “I have had the privilege to work at all levels in the Senior B lacrosse league for 27 years, before retiring to Victoria in 2019. I’m excited to be working with Chris and Dave.”

The Victoria Senior A Shamrocks start their 71st season on May 22nd at The Q Centre against the Burnaby Lakers. Senior B, Junior A, and Junior B Tier 1 schedules will also be posted  in the coming days .