Victoria junior Shamrock Tom Arsenault checks Langely Thunder player Adam Will during the 'Rocks 10-8 loss on Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

Shamrocks open with win over Lakers; Jr. and Int. ‘Rocks results

Senior Shamrocks win first game with goals from Mike Pires, Matt Yager and Kory Kowalyk

If the Victoria Shamrocks are going to win this season it will be from the efforts of scorers such as Mike Pires, Matt Yager and Kory Kowalyk.

The trio of locally produced, junior Shamrocks graduates scored five goals in total as the Shamrocks defeated the Burnaby Lakers 11-7 in the first game of the Western Lacrosse Association season on Friday (May 18).

Yager scored the last two goals of the game, part of a four-goal run by the Shamrocks to break a 7-7 tie in the third period.

Transition stud Jeff Shattler was named first star in his return to the Shamrocks with two goals and two assists.

Next up for the senior squad is the first home game, Friday against the Maple Ridge Burrards at Bear Mountain Arena, 7:45 p.m.

Thunder cripple Jr. ‘Rocks

Junior Victoria Shamrocks sniper Brody Eastwood continued his strong offensive season with two goals and two assists in Langley on Saturday but the Thunder prevailed 10-8.

Conrad Chapman, Oliver Phillips, Blair Pinnock, Shea Wakefield, Jake Emms and Chris Wardle also scored for the Shamrocks.

The Jr. ‘Rocks return to Bear Mountain Arena on Saturday (May 26) against the Burnaby Lakers, 5 p.m.

Baby ‘Rocks grab first home win

The intermediate-A Shamrocks picked up its first home win of the season by putting an end to the league-leading Richmond Roadrunners’ undefeated season.

The Shamrocks battled back from a 4-1 deficit to win 13-11.

Leading the way offensively for the ‘Rocks was captain Max Fredrickson with five goals and a helper. Jakje Cullen, Jordan Cunningham and Darrin Wilson each chipped in a pair of goals while Dane Sorensen had four assists.

Next home game for the intermediate Shamrocks is Saturday against the Port Coquitlam Saints, 1:30 p.m.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: BC Children’s lottery offers luxury downtown Victoria home as a prize

The Choices Lotto has luxury homes across the province

Island teen climber seizes last opportunity to qualify in 2020 Olympic games

Brennan Doyle, 16, heads to L.A. for Pan American Climbing Championships

University of Victoria profs take home prestigious national teaching award

Brent Mainprize and Edōsdi–Judy Thompson recognized as a 2020 3M National Teaching Fellows

Victoria modular housing complex built to house homeless Indigenous women

Spa’Qun, or ‘Flower House’ will provide shelter and cultural support

Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay Victoria man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

VIDEO: Alleged shoplifter caught on camera at Sidney boutique

Staff at Cameron Rose Gifts seek the public’s help locating woman

Cheapest in B.C.: Penticton gas prices dip below $1 per litre

Two stores in Penticton have gas below a dollar.

VIDEO: Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

Australian actor Hugh Jackman said ‘you are stronger than you know, mate’

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

Forest industry protests northern B.C. caribou protection deal

B.C. Mining Association supports federal-Indigenous plan

Youth-led report calls on B.C. government to create plan to end youth homelessness

There are no dedicated programs for youth homelessness at federal, provincial level, report says

UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Nanaimo high school following threats

Nearby elementary school was in hold-and-secure

Trudeau: Time for blockades to end and Indigenous leaders to work with government

Prime minister says situation in Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute is ‘unacceptable and untenable’

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 18

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Most Read