Shamrocks Protect Two Ahead of February 6th Draft

The Victoria Shamrocks have protected two Junior Shamrocks and are anticipated to draft third and fourth overall in the upcoming 2024 WLA Graduating Junior Player Draft, on February 6th at 7pm.

Davis McCulley and Kyle Pepper are both local products with strong Shamrocks bloodlines; Davis is the younger brother of current Shamrock Brad McCulley, while Kyle is the son of former Shamrocks player Grant Pepper, and the grandson of former Shamrocks President Doug Jones.

McCulley is a 21-year-old right handed defender, standing 6’ 1” and weighing 200 lbs. In 60 games with the Junior A Shamrocks, he tallied 14 goals and 21 assists for a total of 35 points. He is finishing his senior year at Belmont Abbey College, a liberal arts institution in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pepper is a 22-year-old right handed defender, standing 6’ 2” and weighing 195 lbs. In 85 games with the Junior A Shamrocks, he notched 82 goals and 86 assists for a total of 168 points, recently making the transition from an offensive role to defense. He is in his junior year at St. Bonaventure University, a Div I university in Bonaventure, New York.

“Making our territorial protection selections this year came down to some really tough choices because there were a lot of strong candidates to choose from,” said Shamrocks General Manager Chris Welch. “We're very pleased and proud to select Davis and Kyle, I have no doubt that both will fit into our group extremely well. Both have tremendous upside, have shown they can play anywhere on the floor, and are great team guys who will do anything to help the team win.”

The 2024 WLA Graduating Junior Player Draft will take place February 6th at 7pm and will be available by a free webcast on The Shamrocks are currently projected to have the third and fourth overall picks in the first round, although the draft order is still subject to change as trades can be made on the days coming up, and in fact during, the draft.

The Victoria Shamrocks will start their 2024 season in late May 2024 with nine home games - season tickets are available online at with single game tickets going on sale in April. 

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