Adanacs @ Shamrocks Preview, Friday July 8 @ 7:45, The Q Centre

Coquitlam Adanacs @ Victoria Shamrocks Preview

Friday July 8 @ 7:45, The Q Centre in Colwood

Schools out for Summer presented by McDonald’s

Written by: Lucas Wilson

The last time that Shamrocks Nation got to see their team at home was a 12-9 loss to the New Westminster Salmonbellies. The WLA schedule has been light since then, as the Shamrocks have played just one game since. Two nights ago, the Shamrocks hit the road for a tilt at the LEC against the Langley Thunder. The Shamrocks dominated, and came away with a convincing 15-6 win. This game marked Adam Shute’s first game starting with Shamrocks, and he did not disappoint with 41 saves on 47 shots. The Shamrocks offence unleashed its firepower, and it was the usual suspects who put up the impressive numbers. Jesse King finished with four goals and five assists, while Rhys Duch put up eight points in his first game since returning from his honeymoon.

Wednesday’s win pushed the Shamrocks up to 14 points, which moved them past the Maple Ridge Burrards and into tight competition with the Salmonbellies for top spot in the WLA (The Salmonbellies host Coquitlam Thursday). The Shamrocks also continue to dominate the stats sheet with remarkable point totals.  Duch, Cory Conway, and Corey Small occupy the top three spots in points in the WLA, with 53, 46, and 40 respectively. As can be expected every year, Conway is leading the league in assists with 40. The Shamrocks also recently made a trade, acquiring Doug Langlois from the Nanaimo Timbermen in exchange for a fifth round pick. Langlois played in his first game as a Shamrock on Wednesday, and he contributed to the offence with an assist on a Chris Wardle goal.

On Friday night, the Shamrocks will take on the Coquitlam Adanacs for the first time in the 2016 WLA season. In three matchups between these two teams in 2015, the Shamrocks won two out of three, outscoring the Adanacs 36-25. As the Shamrocks begin to head down the stretch in the second half of the season, every game grows in importance.

CLOVER POINTS:  Tonight also features the School’s Out for Summer promotion presented by McDonald’s with free Happy Meals for the first 300 kids, O'Canada sung by Ben from Malahat and 1st intermission music by the Cookeilidh Celtic band.

Adanacs Scouting Report

Before Thursday’s game, the Adanacs sit in fourth place in the WLA with 12 points. The Adanacs are anchored by goaltender Dan Lewis, who currently leads the WLA in wins with 6. The Adanacs are led up front by Reid Reinholdt and Ryan Johnson, who have impressive point totals at 32 and 27 points, respectively.

Today’s live game stats: http://www.victoriashamrocks.com/stats/game//307/league/61806

Regular season stats : http://www.victoriashamrocks.com/stats/team/62/307/league//8071

WLA stat leaders: http://www.victoriashamrocks.com/stats/leaders

Pay Per View link: http://www.playfullscreen.com/player.php?mediaid=18559

 

 

Game Day Lineups (July 8th, 2016) in Victoria, BC

 

VICTORIA SHAMROCKS

 

Coquitlam Adanacs

37

Adam Shute

 

31

Josh Phillips

 

50

Cody Hagedorn

 

35

Dan Lewis

 

2

Taylor Northway

 

4 

Jaedon Gastaldo

 

4

Max Cullen

 

5

Carson Barton

 

7

Tyler Burton

 

8

Jordan Catton

 

9

Matt Yager

 

13

Mike Krgovich

 

10

Rhys Duch

 

15

Matt MacGrotty

 

11

Greg Harnett

 

16

Matthew Dinsdale

 

12

Paul Brebber

 

17

Steve McKinlay

 

13

Tom Arsenault

 

18

Greg Howren

 

14

Ian McShane

 

20

Travis Cornwall

 

15

Corey Small

 

23

Ryan McMichael

 

16

Ethan Garland

 

24

Ryan Johnson

 

17

Chris Wardle

 

28

Kevin Neufeld

 

18

Steve Higgs

 

33

Peyton Lupul

 

19

Doug Langlois

 

42

Matthew Delmonico

 

20

Ben McCullough

 

44

Ryan Ishikawa

 

23

Josh Fagan

 

61

Brock Whitely

 

24

Thomas Moffat

 

66

Jake Moran

 

25

Myles Kenny

 

71

Nick Kaputsky

 

28

George Westwood

 

92

Vincent Ricci

 

33

Jon Harnett

 

93

Brian Gillis

 

77

Jeff Shattler

 

94

Sam Goodman

 

 

 

 

97

Reid Reinholdt

 

 

 

Head Coach-Bob Heyes

Assistant Coaches- Art Webster, Dave Lowdon, Terry Dennett

General Manager- Chris Welch

 

 

Head Coach-  Peter Tellis

Assistant Coaches-  Neil Dinsdale, Mike Quinn

General Manager -    Mike Petrie