Maple Ridge Burrards @ Victoria Shamrocks Preview, Friday July 15th @ 7:45, The Q Centre in Colwood

 Maple Ridge Burrards @ Victoria Shamrocks Preview

Friday July 15th @ 7:45, The Q Centre in Colwood

Speed meets Green presented by Western Speedway

Written by: Lucas Wilson

Last week the Shamrocks proved that their offence has found its form. In Friday night’s game the Shamrocks dominated the Coquitlam Adanacs by a score of 15-5. Just two nights before, the Shamrocks put up 15 on the road against the Langley Thunder. The Shamrocks offensive core of Rhys Duch, Corey Small, and Cory Conway continues to blow away the WLA, as they currently occupy three of the top four spots in league scoring. The Shamrocks have also found steady secondary scoring threats in Chris Wardle, Jeff Shattler, and Ian McShane, who have helped contributed to the league leading offence.

At the other end of the floor, recently acquired goalie Adam Shute has fit well with this Shamrocks group. He started in both of last week’s games, winning both in convincing fashion. Shute’s impressive stats have helped him vault to first place in the WLA in goals against average and save percentage. Head coach Bob Heyes has remained persistent that it will take two great goalies to help the Shamrocks continue to win, and it appears that they have found a solid tandem with Shute and Cody Hagedorn.

On Friday night the Shamrocks take on the fourth place Maple Ridge Burrards. So far, the Shamrocks have had two tight games with the Burrards, with both teams winning one matchup. With the WLA season coming down the stretch, each game grows in importance as each team tries to secure position in the standings. The result of Thursday night’s matchup between the New Westminster Salmonbellies and the Nanaimo Timbermen will determine whether or not the Shamrocks will have a chance to play for top spot in the league on Friday night.

Burrards Scouting Report

The Burrards currently sit at 15 points, just one back of the Shamrocks. A win for the Burrards on Friday night would move them past the Shamrocks for second place in the WLA, although they have played one more game. Up front, the Burrards are led by Mike Mallory who currently sits in third in league scoring with 47 points. Luke Gillespie has also continued to put up impressive numbers, as he sits seventh in the league in goal scoring with 20 goals. In net, the Burrards are backed by Frank Scigliano who sits third in the WLA in goals against average and fourth in save percentage. This game has heavy playoff implications for both teams, and promises to be an intense contest.

CLOVER POINTS: Friday’s game features a tailgate put on by Floyd's Diner and Borella Italian Kitchen by donation to the first 300.  Western Speedway is handing out Family passes to the first 500 people through the doors and showcasing feature cars on display in the parking lot; sprint car, stock car, dwarf car and a Late Model car.  The game also includes songs by local singer Jesse Roper and the National anthem sung by Ashley Armstrong. Get tickets at the tab above or call or call 250-478-7625

Live game stats: http://www.victoriashamrocks.com/stats/game//307/league/61812

Regular season Shamrocks 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=18565

 

Game Day Lineups (July 15th, 2016) in Victoria, BC

 

VICTORIA SHAMROCKS

 

Maple Ridge Burrards

37

Adam Shute

 

30

Brandon Mulligan

 

50

Cody Hagedorn

 

92

Frank Scigliano

 

2

Taylor Northway

 

3

Matt Symes

 

4

Max Cullen

 

4

Luke Gillespie

 

7

Tyler Burton

 

6

Dan Taylor

 

9

Matt Yager

 

8

Mike Mallory

 

10

Rhys Duch

 

9

Ben McIntosh

 

11

Greg Harnett

 

10

Mat MacLeod

 

12

Paul Brebber

 

11

Dayne Michaud

 

13

Tom Arsenault

 

13

Daniel Amesbury

 

14

Ian McShane

 

15

Sam Cook

 

15

Corey Small

 

16

Spencer Evans

 

16

Ethan Garland

 

17

Chase Porter

 

17

Chris Wardle

 

19

Colton Porter

 

18

Steve Higgs

 

20

Lyndon Knuttila

 

19

Doug Langlois

 

23

DJ Saari

 

20

Ben McCullough

 

25

Travis Irving

 

23

Josh Fagan

 

27

Owen Barker

 

24

Thomas Moffat

 

32

Zach Porter

 

25

Myles Kenny

 

37

Connor Goodwin

 

28

George Westwood

 

40

Kevin Reid

 

33

Jon Harnett

 

42

Jarrett Davis

 

77

Jeff Shattler

 

47

Aaron Davis

 

 

 

 

85

Riley Loewen

 

 

 

 

88

Clay Miller

 

 

 

Head Coach-Bob Heyes

Assistant Coaches- Art Webster, Dave Lowdon, Terry Dennett

General Manager- Chris Welch

 

 

Head Coach- Rob Williams

Assistant Coaches- Tyler Codron, Rob Dalzell

General Manager- Daren Fridge