Defending B.C. lacrosse champs off to good start

Intermediate ‘A’ Shamrocks post pair of lacrosse wins

In front of a good-sized crowd at The Q Centre, the Victoria Shamrocks intermediate A squad kicked off the defence of their B.C. title in style last weekend, beating the Port Coquitlam Saints 10-7.

Jackson Boyd led the way with three goals and an assists for the Shamrocks, who held intermission leads of 5-4 and 8-5. Nick Murray and Jake Campbell chipped in a goal and two assists each in the win, while Josh Pickford, Caleb Keuber and Colt Gnech also scored. Darian Claxton picked up the win in goal for the Rocks.

On Sunday in Burnaby, the Shamrocks came away with a slim 10-9 victory, which leaves them tied for top spot with the Coquitlam Adanacs, who opened the previous weekend with wins over Nanaimo and Delta.

Next up for the Shamrocks is a return to The Q Centre this Saturday (April 30) when they take on the Maple Ridge Burrards starting at 1:30 p.m.

Juniors open season with road and home games

Coming off an 8-3 exhibition win over the Nanaimo, the junior A Shamrocks kick off their regular season Friday (April 29) on the road against those same Timbermen at Frank Crane Arena.

The ’Rocks play their home opener the next night at The Q Centre against the Delta Islanders, with game time at 5 p.m.

Mann Cup defence begins with practice

Meanwhile, the defending Canadian senior A lacrosse champion Shamrocks begin regular Monday and Wednesday evening practices this week.

Fans of the Western Lacrosse Association and Mann Cup champions are also invited down to watch training camp sessions Sunday, May 1 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Q Centre.