Playing for a higher cause- Shamrocks honoured injured GVERT officers in a big win over the Adanacs
Victoria, BC- The Victoria Shamrocks captured their tenth win of the season on a very special Stronger Together Night at the Q! Centre. With over 2,300 fans in the crowd, the Shamrocks teamed up with VicPD and Saanich Police to raise funds for the officers who were injured in the June 28th armed robbery. After incredible speeches from Chief Del Manak and Dean Duthie, the Rocks were fired up to put this one away for a higher cause.
The first period started off with a goal from Brad McCulley, but struggled to find an answer. The Coquitlam Adanacs scored five unanswered goals for the remainder of the first period. Despite the Shamrocks leading shots, Coquitlam’s goaltender was ready for the action.
Jake Foster started the scoring off in the second period to give the Shamrocks some life, as Chris Wardle followed suit making it a one-goal game. Coquitlam put one past Ryan Atkinson to stretch their lead, but Rhys Duch handled business as he scored back-to-back goals. The Adanacs once again had the answer, but Larson Sundown put away his first of the night to keep us within one going into the final period of play.
The Adanacs again started off hot, but the Shamrocks showed no signs of weakness as they went on a run of their own. Marshal King put away his first of the night, followed by Wardle’s game-tying goal. Despite taking a penalty, Sundown put on the gas as he got his second of the night shorthanded. The Shamrocks tried to hold onto their win, but with a 6-on-5 opportunity, the Adanacs were able to bring the game back to a tie. With just 25 seconds left, Marshal King capitalized on the opportunity, and sealed a 10-9 win over the Adanacs.
The Shamrocks also would like to remind you about our online auction that is continuing on until July 26th at 8pm. Head to our website to learn more. All funds will be going to the Stronger Together Fund in effort to raise money for the injured officers of the June 28th armed robbery.
The Shamrocks head up the island tomorrow night as they take on the Nanaimo Timbermen at 7:30 pm. You can stream the game on the WLA site to keep up with the action. The Shamrocks are back home on July 29th for a Fan Appreciation game as they take on the Langley Thunder. Be sure to grab your tickets and look at Shamrock's final home game of the regular season. Follow us on social @victoriashamrocks on Facebook, and @wlashamrocks on Instagram/Twitter to stay up to date on all things Rocks.
About the Shamrocks: The Victoria Shamrocks lacrosse organization was founded in 1950 and respectfully acknowledges the Songhees Nation, Esquimalt Nation, and Scia'new (Beecher Bay First Nation) on whose traditional territory we are gathered to play The Creator's Game, and whose historical relationships with this land continue today. The Shamrocks have taken home the Mann Cup Championship nine times since 1950. Part of the Western Lacrosse Association, the Shamrocks have taken home 21 league championships. Over the past 60 years, the success of the Shamrocks has turned Victoria into a hotbed of lacrosse. Schedule and ticket information can be found at www.victoriashamrocks.com.
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