Shamrocks Sweep Langley and clinch playoff spot, Victoria Shamrocks 11 @ Langley Thunder 8 recap

 July 27, 2016

Victoria Shamrocks 11 @ Langley Thunder 8 recap

Shamrocks Sweep Langley and clinch playoff spot

By Janice Huckin - It wasn’t as easy as the first two head-to-head games but the Victoria Shamrocks swept their season series against the Langley Thunder with an 11-8 win Wednesday in the Langley Events Centre and clinched a playoff spot.  The Thunder gave them all they could handle through the first 40 minutes as the teams were tied 2-2 after the first and 7-7 after two, despite Victoria holding a 7-3 lead at the 13:20 mark of the middle frame.

Langley took a lead early in the final frame but Victoria rattled off 4 straight to capture the win.  Cody Hagedorn got the win in goal for the Shamrocks, getting his first start in 3 games as he kicked out 35 of the 43 shots he faced.

Rhys Duch and Jesse King each had 2 goals and 2 assists while Cory Conway continued his league-leading assist pace with 4 helpers. 

The win moves the Shamrocks over Burnaby and Maple Ridge into second place with 20 points, 4 behind the league-leading New Westminster Salmonbellies who have just 2 games remaining while the Shamrocks have 4. 


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Next game: (Home): Friday July 29th vs Burnaby Lakers, 7:45pm, The Q Centre; Family night presented by Wilson’s Transportation with a mini carnival outside before the game with; Judys Snack Shack food truck, face painting, mini Wilson’s buses for kids under 12, O’Canada sung by Al Ferraby of CFAX 1070 and first 200 families through receive a Family Fun Travel Pack coupon good for services on either the Westshore Express, YYJ Airport Shuttle or the Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria.