Senior Shamrocks begin WLA title defence Friday at home

Victoria lacrosse club opens against Nanaimo at The Q Centre

It’ll be a different look for the Victoria Shamrocks this Friday (May 22), when the defending Western Lacrosse Association champions kick off their 2015 season against Island rivals, the Nanaimo Timbermen, at The Q Centre.

Key roster additions this spring have been offensive threat Dan Dawson, a five-time national Mann Cup champion and former Shamrock; hardnosed defender Rory Smith, winner of the past two Cups with the Six Nations Chiefs, including last year against Victoria; and the re-signing after a year’s absence of former Shamrock stalwarts Cory Conway and Nolan Heavenor.

The Shamrocks, who lost just three games in 27 regular season and playoff starts last year, are clearly gearing up for a run at the Mann Cup, which is held at the home of the WLA champion this season.

Nanaimo is looking to improve on a last-place season in which the T-Men won just four games.

Friday’s game gets underway at 7 p.m. in Colwood. The two teams hit the floor for the rematch on Sunday for a 7 p.m. game at Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo.

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