The Shamrocks sent the Storm back to Langley with an overtime win over the Thunder
Victoria, BC– The Victoria Shamrocks came all the way back in game four of the WLA 2022 Semi-Finals to take down the Langley Thunder 12-10 in overtime. After being down 7-3, Larson Sundown led the way to victory with a four-goal night.
The Langley Thunder jumped out to a quick two-goal lead as Chase Scanlan and Dane Dobbie scored their first of the night. Marshal King got the Shamrocks on the board with a beautiful goal in transition, making it a one-goal game. Dobbie had the hot hand in the first period, and the Shamrocks couldn’t stay out of the penalty box, allowing Dobbie to score two more goals. With the two powerplay goals, the Thunder were up 4-1 at the end of the first period.
The Shamrocks started the second period with an early penalty, but Jackson Nishimura had no problem turning it into a Shamrocks goal. The Shamrocks cut the Thunder lead to two, but Connor Robinson had a quick answer to extend their lead back to three. Sundown scored a quick one, but the Thunder weren’t letting the Shamrocks go easy, as they scored two in a row. The Shamrocks got hot at the right time, as Sundown started a massive run for the Rocks. With just 48 seconds left, Jesse King ripped one past Scigliano, followed by Sundown’s third of the night just before the buzzer. Clawing all the way back, the Rocks had a one-goal deficit and all of the momentum heading into the final frame.
The third period started with Dallas Wade scoring the tying goal in transition making it a 7-7 ball game. The Thunder began on their run once again, but Brad McCulley brought the Rocks back within one. After a too-many-men call on Langley, the Rocks had the opportunity to tie this game back up, and Marshal King scored his second goal of the night making it 9-9. Sundown scored his fourth goal of the night to give us the lead with just one minute to play, but Dickson took it down to the wire forcing overtime action with a late goal.
Just three minutes into overtime, Jacob Ruest netted his first, giving the Shamrocks the go-ahead goal. With no sudden death rules, the play continued and Chris Wardle stretched the Shamrock's lead to two with a beauty past Scigliano. The Shamrocks held off the Thunder’s offense for the remaining few minutes and tied the series up 2-2 after a tremendous 12-10 win.
The Shamrocks are back in action Saturday night as they head back to Langley to take on the Thunder in game five. You can stream the game on the WLA site to keep up with the action. Forcing a game six, the Shamrocks are back in Victoria at 5:00 pm on Sunday. Grab your tickets online, so you don’t miss out on any of the action. Keep up to date on all things Rocks by following our socials @wlashamrocks.