Victoria, BC– Larson Sundown helped give the Shamrocks their sixth win of the season after putting up two goals, and two assists on the night in a tight match with the Timbermen. The Shamrocks were thrilled to take another win at home to a sell-out crowd on a special Indigneous Celebration Night as they downed the Timberman 12-8.
The first period started with Marshal King slinging one past Charles Claxton, putting the Rocks up 1-0. Brad McCulley made his return known as he followed King’s goal with his first of the night. The Timbermen were quick to answer however, as Evan Messenger and Jon Phillips both added a piece to tie things up at two.
The Shamrocks again went on a two-goal run, with Jake Foster and Jacob Ruest adding singles to give the rocks another two-goal lead. Just before the end of the first, the Shamrocks took a penalty, giving the Timbermen time to put one more in on the powerplay, making it a 4-3 game.
The Shamrocks defenders showed their offensive skills early in the second, as Dallas Wade and Patrick Corbett added their firsts of the night. Messenger had the hot hand for the Timbermen, putting away his second past Pete Dubenski, and continuing the back-and-forth trend. Things got chippier on the floor, but Sundown took advantage of a powerplay opportunity to stretch the lead for the Rocks once again to two-goals. With less offensive action for the Timbermen, the Shamrocks had a 9-6 lead going into the final frame.
After almost twelve minutes of scoreless play, Jesse King got himself on the scoreboard, giving the Shamrocks their biggest lead of the night. The Shamrocks were feeling hot and continued to stretch their lead after Sundown and Marshal King added two more to the game. Despite a late effort from the Timbermen, the Shamrocks were able to hold on and take the win of 12-8.
Filled with vendors, performances, and more, the Shamrocks were truly honoured to celebrate the roots of lacrosse on Friday night.
Catch the Shamrocks in action at home on July 8th, 2022 as we take on the Burnaby Lakers at 6:45pm.
The next away game will be back up island as we take on the Nanaimo Timbermen once again on June 30th in Nanaimo.