Shamrocks Fall Short Against the Burrards
Written by Ian McNaughton
June 9, 2019
Victoria, BC – It was another disappointment for the Victoria Shamrocks on Sunday night as they fell 9-5 to the Maple Ridge Burrards at Cam Neely Arena. The Shamrocks are now 1-5 to start the season and average the second-lowest goals for per game at 6.5. However, they are only 4 points back from Nanaimo for the last playoff spot a quarter of the way through the season.
The Rocks ran into another hot goalie Sunday night with Frank Scigliano making 44 saves against Victoria. Speaking of hot, Riley Loewen had 3 goals and 4 assists to earn first star honours. Loewen has 11 points in his last 2 games after starting the season with 4 points in his first 3 games. 6 other Burrards got goals for Maple Ridge including Mike Mallory, who’s scored a goal in every Maple Ridge game this season.
For the Shamrocks, their offense struggled to make the most of their opportunities. They went 0 for 5 on the powerplay as Victoria currently has the lowest powerplay at 26%. One of the bright spots of the Shamrocks offense was Jr. Shamrocks call up Caleb Kueber. Kueber had an impressive first game as a member of the Shamrocks, scoring two goals, including the one to get Victoria on the board in the first. Fellow Jr. Shamrock Austin Madronic followed up his 5 point night on Thursday with 2 assists, both of them on Kueber’s goals.
After splitting both road games, the Shamrocks return home to The Q Centre this Friday when they host the New Westminster Salmonbellies. Fans should get their tickets now to see the two rivals in action while fans can follow the Rocks on Twitter and Instagram and liking us on Facebook.