Trade adds size and grit to Shamrocks

Brebber stoked to be playing lacrosse back in Victoria

The Victoria Shamrocks added grit, size and scoring ability with a trade for Paul Brebber.

The team acquired the six-foot-one-inch, 195-pounder from the Nanaimo Timbermen in exchange for a second round pick in the 2018 draft.

Brebber is entering his fourth season in the Western Lacrosse Association and has racked up 78 points in 49 games, including 43 goals. The 25-year-old right-handed shooter also posted 78 penalty minutes in his first three seasons in the WLA.

The former first-round pick by Nanaimo in the 2013 junior draft is a Nanaimo native, but currently lives and works in Victoria.

Brebber, who played junior lacrosse in Victoria in 2012, said he’s excited about the opportunity to wear a Shamrocks jersey again.

“I got to finish my junior career here and I’m looking forward to being a part of this great organization,” Brebber.

He is also looking forward to meeting his new team mates when training camp starts next month to begin preparing for a follow-up to last year’s championship season.

The significance of playing his first game against his old team is not lost on Brebber. “There’s quite a rivalry there for sure,” he said. “It will be interesting to be on the other side of that.”

Shamrocks head coach Bob Heyes described Brebber as a hard worker and a character player with a scoring touch, and said his physical play and character will add size and grit up front.

The Shamrocks kick off the 2016 WLA season on May 20 at The Q Centre.

Tickets and schedule information are available at victoriashamrocks.com or by calling 250-478-ROCK.

reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

West Shore RCMP arrest woman, seize drugs, cash and replica firearms in Langford

Bike unit seizes 178 grams of methamphetamine and about 48 grams of mixed opioids

BREAKING: Crews responding to car crash on Douglas Street in Saanich

Crash took place in northbound lanes on Douglas Street

Disturbing sexual, criminal trends with Greater Victoria youth on the rise

Family counsellors see unprecedented rise in youth sexual assaults and exploitation of children

Victoria owl tangled in net for two days faces long road to recovery

Barred owl rescued by Victoria Animal Control, taken to Wild ARC

Save-On-Food customers can help save lives with small, at till donations

New campaign aims to raise $25,000 to purchase patient monitor for VGH’s pediatric intensive care unit

VIDEO: Disney Plus adds disclaimer about racist stereotypes

Disney’s disclaimer is a good way to begin discussion about the larger issue of racism

POLL: Do you support CUPE workers in their dispute with School District 63?

SD63 schools to remain closed as strike continues Tuesday

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 12

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

First Nations ‘optimistic’ about road upgrades after Horgan visits site of fatal bus crash

Premier travelled Bamfield Main road, where bus flipped last September and two students were killed

Princeton couple pays for dream vacation with 840,000 grocery store points

It’s easy if you know what you are doing, they say

B.C. man facing 18 charges after hidden camera found in Kelowna winery washroom

The camera was found at Summerhill Winery on Aug. 23

No new rules needed to ensure timely youth justice, Supreme Court says

Charter of Rights and Freedoms says someone charged with an offence has the right to be tried within a reasonable time

Seguin lifts surging Stars to 4-2 win over Canucks

Dallas is 6-0-1 in last seven outings

Most Read