Jr. Shamrocks chop down senior B Timbermen

The Victoria Shamrocks junior box lacrosse team opened the exhibition season with a 12-5 win

The Victoria Shamrocks junior box lacrosse team opened the exhibition season with a 12-5 win against the senior B Nanaimo Timbermen at Bear Mountain Arena on Saturday.

The Shamrocks, of the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League for players aged 18 to 21, took a 3-1 lead after the first period against the senior B men’s side of the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association. It was 7-4 lead after two periods.

Max Fredrickson led the Shamrocks with three goals and two assists. Chris Wardle, Devon Casey and Jake Cullen each scored twice. Dane Shore, Russell Kirk and Derek Lecky scored singles.

The Shamrocks peppered Nanaimo with 48 shots while three Victoria goalies stopped a combined 16 shots.

Next up for the Shamrocks is a preseason game is Wednesday (April 17), 7 p.m. in Fuller Lake arena against the Nanaimo Jr. A Timbermen.

The Shamrocks first regular season BCJLL home game is April 27 versus the New Westminster Salmonbellies.