LACROSSE: Victoria Shamrocks bulk up in net; Jr. ’Rocks host Saints in final regular season game

Victoria Shamrocks trade for goalie Chris Levis; Jr. ’Rocks host Saints in final regular season game, Saturday at Bear Mountain Arena

Victoria Shamrocks bulk up in net

The drive for the Mann Cup has put veteran goalie Chris Levis in a Victoria Shamrocks uniform.

Picked up for two second round draft picks in 2012, the 35-year-old Levis was dealt by the Coquitlam Adanacs to the Shamrocks at Tuesday’s Western Lacrosse Association trade deadline.

One of the picks was acquired from the Nanaimo Timbermen last year in the Lewis Ratcliff trade.

“We have a very young team and Levis brings a wealth of experience to our group,” said Shamrocks general manager Chris Welch in a press release.

Levis has 69 career playoff and Mann Cup games and was the WLA’s most valuable player in the 2007 playoffs, when the Adanacs won the Mann Cup.

Levis has played 11 seasons in the National Lacrosse League and was in net for the Colorado Mammoth’s championship in 2006.

Jr. ’Rocks to wrap reg season

The regular season home schedule comes to a close for the Victoria junior Shamrocks versus the Port Coquitlam Saints at Bear Mountain Arena, at 5 p.m., Saturday.

The Jr. ’Rocks (11-8, fourth place) lost their B.C. Jr. A Lacrosse League game against the visiting Nanaimo Timbermen (8-11, fifth) 12-8 on Tuesday.

Brody Eastwood was the only Victoria player to score more than once as he notched two goals and two assists. Singles came from Dane Schoor, Jake Emms, Shea Wakefield, Jesse King, Luke Acton and Russell Kirk.

The ’Rocks’ regular season ends Sunday in Burnaby (seventh). Playoff scheduling will be announced early next week.