Sunday Scaries for Shamrocks, Fall in Game #2 to Maple Ridge
Written by Ian McNaughton
August 19, 2018
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Shamrocks fell just short in Game #2 of the WLA Finals, losing to the Maple Ridge Burrards 9-8. The Shamrocks scored the first goal of the game when Tyson Gibson scored his first of two goals on the night. After the first period, the Shamrocks found themselves in a 3-3 tie with less than 2 minutes to go in the period thanks to Rob Hellyer’s scoring efforts.
The second period was all Burrards, who scored two shorthanded goals in under a minute including one from Curtis Dickson. Dickson finished the night with 3 goals, 2 assists, and led the team with 10 shots in the game. The Burrard who stood out the most tonight was Jean-Luc Chetner, who scored his first hat-trick since June 24th vs. Langley. Chetner was rewarded with being named the third star of the game for his efforts.
The Shamrocks managed to score 4 goals in the third, including one with an extra attacker from Rhys Duch. But it just wasn’t enough as the Burrards evened the series at 1 game apiece. As close as the game was on the scoreboard, it was equally as close in the shots department. Maple Ridge outshot Victoria 43-42 with the shots identical at 30 after 2 periods. Each goalie made 34 saves in the game with Frank Scigliano getting the win for the Burrards. This was Adam Shute’s first loss as a starting goalie since August 1.
It was an impressive night from Rob Hellyer who had 3 goals and 4 assists. The last time Hellyer had a 7 point game was against Nanaimo in Game #1 of the semi-finals. Hellyer increased his WLA playoff points total to 33 which puts him 3 more ahead of Curtis Dickson for the WLA lead. Tyson Gibson’s 2 goals give him 13 so far in the postseason, making him the second leading WLA Playoff Goals scorer.
You can see the Shamrocks take on the Burrards in Game #3 of the WLA Finals at The Q Centre this Tuesday, August 21. Fans can purchase tickets to see the Shamrocks here. Game time is 6:30pm with the doors open at 5:30pm. Make sure you’re also following the Shamrocks Instagram page (@wlashamrocks) for all the behind scenes action during the rest of the Shamrocks playoff run. You can also follow the Shamrocks on the official ‘Rocks Twitter page (@WLAShamrocks) for a pre-game and post-game report as well as a live tweet of every Shamrocks game.