Cory Conway Returns to Lineup
The Victoria Shamrocks are pleased to announce the return of Cory Conway to their lineup for 2023. Conway, 35, returns to the Shamrocks after an absence of six years. It was 2016 when he last suited up in the WLA and he has only played one year of competitive lacrosse since, in 2018 with the Nanaimo Senior B Timbermen.
"Without a doubt, it's a long time to be away from the game," said Shamrocks general manager Chris Welch, "but Cory is in the best shape I've ever seen him in and his amazing skills are still there. If anyone can overcome the odds of making this happen, it's Cory, he has something to prove and a burning desire to do it."
In his previous three seasons with the Shamrocks (2013, 2015 and 2016) Conway had many memorable individual and team achievements. He was part of the 2013 team that won the WLA playoff championship as well as the 2015 Mann Cup championship team and in 2016 he set a WLA record for most points in a game that still stands to this day, with 17 as he scored twice and assisted on 15 others in an 18 - 6 Shamrocks victory over the Nanaimo Timbermen.
Conway has played a total of 7 WLA seasons and has led the league in assists in 6 of them. He has played a total of 173 games, scored 176 goals and added 526 assists for 702 points. His playmaking abilities are expected to be a real boost to the young Shamrocks offense.
"I'd like to thank Jim Harthorne, Chris Welch, Rod Wade, Mike Simpson and the entire Shamrocks organization for giving my son the opportunity to watch his father play lacrosse at home," said Conway. "I'd like to thank family and friends who continue to believe in me and I'd also like to thank those that don't. No further motivation is required and I look forward to competing with and against the best lacrosse players in the world once again."
Conway is expected to be in the lineup when the Shamrocks host the Burnaby Lakers tomorrow night at 6:45 at the Q Centre.