Shamrocks forward Rhys Duch has a dominant lead in the WLA scoring race with 87 points

Shamrocks eyeing first place in the WLA

The Victoria Shamrocks need a win in one of their final two games to clinch first place in the WLA.

The Victoria Shamrocks have already wrapped up a playoff spot and home court advantage in the first round. Now the defending Mann Cup champions are looking to take first place in the Western Lacrosse Association.

The ‘Rocks will have a chance to do just that tonight as they take on the struggling Nanaimo Timbermen in the club’s final home game of the regular season.

A win would give Victoria 13 wins and 26 points this season and put them ahead of the New Westminster Salmonbellies by virtue of a tiebreaker. The Salmonbellies, having completed their regular season schedule with a 13-9 loss to the Maple Ridge Burrards last Sunday, can only sit and watch as the Shamrocks look to leapfrog them in the standings.

If Victoria fails to get the win that they need tonight, they’ll have another opportunity to take first place tomorrow when they travel to Coquitlam to take on the Adanacs.

“Destiny is in our hands… I’d like to get that win on Friday at home and not have to worry about going over to Coquitlam on a back to back on a Saturday. It would be nice to get things wrapped up at home,” head coach Bob Heyes said.

Regardless of how they fare this weekend, the ‘Rocks will begin their quest for a repeat on Aug. 9 at the Q Centre.

Just Posted

Province rejects criticism from Saanich councillor over McKenzie Interchange

Transportation ministry says project will ‘significantly lower’ greenhouse gas emissions

UPDATE: Father on trial for murder describes being ‘tackled’ and ‘stabbed’ in Oak Bay apartment

Oak Bay father takes stand in his defense for December 2017 deaths of young daughters

Police rule out foul play in death of man found in Saanich

The B.C. Coroners Service will now conduct an investigation

West Shore RCMP snag suspected thief with bait bike

GPS-equipped bike leads police to arrest suspect in Langford

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

Most Read