Victoria comes up short in Burnaby with 10-8 loss, but lead series 3-1
August 14, 2016
Burnaby Lakers 10 vs Victoria Shamrocks 8 Game Recap
Shamrocks lead playoff series three games to one heading back to Victoria
By Janice Huckin
In what has been a relatively tame game in the series, the Burnaby Lakers live to play another day, coming out with a 10-8 win on their home floor over the Shamrocks Sunday night.Â The Rocks lead the series 3 games to one and return to Victoria for game five.
The Lakers held period leads of 3-1 and 7-4, but the Shamrocks got back within a goal late in the third period with a flurry of 3 goals in 3 minutes before the Lakers ended it with a goal from Josh Byrne with 32 seconds left.
The Shamrocks were missing some players and Jr. â€˜Aâ€™ call-ups Marshall King and Braylon Lumb stepped in and did a good job.Â Rhys Duch led the Shamrocks with 3 goals and 2 assists to earn second star honours.Â Corey Small had a goal and 5 helpers for a 6-point night.Â Call-up Braylon Lumb had a pair of goals and 2 assists while his Jr. â€˜Aâ€™ teammate Marshal King had a goal and 1 assist.Â Jeff Shattler chipped in 3 assists and Chris Wardle had the other Victoria goal.
Josh Byrne had the hat trick and 2 assists for the Lakers and was named the gameâ€™s first star.Â Goaltender Zak Boychuk made 39 saves to get the win and earned third star honours.
The series returns to the Q Centre Wednesday, August 17.Â Start time returns to its regular 7:45 pm slot.Â Fans can get tickets at our extended office hours by calling 250-478-7625 or at victoriashamrocks.com.
Complete game stats: http://www.victoriashamrocks.com/stats/game//307/league/83207
Shamrocks playoff stats: http://www.wlalacrosse.com/stats/team/62/307/league//8071
WLA playoff leaders:http://www.wlalacrosse.com/stats/leaders?gametype=playoff
Next game (Home): Game 5 in best of 7 playoffs, Wed Aug 17, 7:45pm, Burnaby @ Victoria, The Q centre