Shamrocks Drop Game Two to the Thunder at home 15-10
Victoria, BC– The Shamrocks dropped game two in a best-of-seven series to the Langley Thunder at home on Sunday evening. Despite a late effort from the Shamrocks, the Thunder’s star-studded offense continued to shine.
The Thunder started with an early powerplay goal from Connor Robinson and went on a quick run to put Langley up 3-0. Finally, Marshal King had the answer for the Rocks, and Chris Wardle cut the Thunder lead to one as he stunned Frank Scigliano on the doorstep. Despite a quick effort from the Shamrock’s offense, the Thunder managed to stretch their lead back to two. Brad McCulley got his first goal of the night, but the Thunder kept rolling as Maas had a quick answer to finish the period with a score of 7-3.
Langley again started the first with two quick goals and Langley stretched their lead to six. The Shamrocks needed a spark, and who other than Jesse King to get them back on the board. Dallas Wade followed suit with a quick one in transition, bringing the Rocks within four. Once again the Thunder found their way to the back of the net, but Jake Foster found his own, cutting Langley’s lead to four. The Thunder scored two more back-to-back, making it a 12-6 game going into the final frame.
McCulley started off the third period with his second of the night, followed by Foster’s second, bringing the Rocks within four. Marshal kept the Rocks hot with his second of the night, as the Shamrocks kept clawing their way back into this game. Langley put up their fifth powerplay goal of the night, and tempers were heating up. Foster found his third of the night, bringing the Shamrocks back within four with a powerplay goal. The Thunder continued to bring the heat, and despite a late effort from Victoria, Langley took game two with a final score of 15-10
The Shamrocks are back in action Tuesday night as they head back to Langley to take on the Thunder in game three. You can stream the game on the WLA site to keep up with the action. They then are back at the Q! Centre for game four on Thursday night with a 6:30 pm start. Make sure to stay up to date on all things Rocks by following our socials @wlashamrocks.